Job Title: Senior Planner
Job ID: CE14046
Job Grade: 7
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Houston-Galveston Area Council Overview
Home to more than 7 million people, the Houston-Galveston region is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in the country. Making sure the region remains one of the nation’s leading places to live, work, and prosper doesn’t just happen—it takes planning and partnerships.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council serves as a forum where the region’s leaders and decision-makers come together to address local and regional issues related to transportation, the environment, public safety, aging, community planning, workforce training, and economic development. To support these efforts, the Houston-Galveston Area Council employs a robust team whose members are highly qualified, resourceful, and passionate about enhancing the region’s quality of life.
If you are looking for a career where you can help make a difference in urban, suburban, and rural communities, the Houston-Galveston Area Council has exciting opportunities for you. Learn more about why the Houston-Galveston Area Council is the right place for you to learn, grow, and excel. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
H-GAC is seeking a Senior Planner to join the Sustainable Development team within our Community and Environmental Planning department. This department improves the quality of life for residents across the region through community development, socio-economic modeling, solid waste management and recycling, and water quality plans and projects.
As a Senior Planner, you will have the opportunity to guide the development and implementations of regional plans and programs that address economic development and resiliency, community enhancement and downtown revitalization. You will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, researching and recommending funding opportunities, and responding to inquiries and providing technical assistance for ongoing projects.
The Senior Planner is a key role, giving the ideal candidate the opportunity to lead and assist with the preparation and execution of committee meetings and training workshops. Strong project management, communication, and presentation skills are crucial for success in this role.
What are we looking for in a candidate? We are looking for someone who excels in traditional planning but who is equally adept at thinking outside of the box, brainstorming, and bringing new ideas to the table. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The successful candidate will have at a minimum:
• Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning or related field.
Five (5) years’ experience in urban or regional planning.
• Thorough knowledge of pertinent policies, regulations and best management practices.
• Ability to plan and effectively manage complex, long-term projects.
H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.
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