Senior Planner - Disaster Resilience

About Houston-Galveston Area Council    

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.    

We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being of our seniors, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive.   

What will I be doing?

Join a team of motivated professionals seeking to promote disaster mitigation through large-scale grant program administration and funding development.

  • Overseeing contracts with the Texas General Land Office and interlocal agreements with local government partners to implement a series of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation projects.
  • Maintaining relationships and communication with internal staff and external partner agencies in pursuit of program deliverables and goals
  • Coordinate fiscal and compliance reporting for the projects and providing oversight and support for local partners
  • Identify and pursue additional grant opportunities
  • Coordinating program efforts with other department and agency resilience initiatives

Key Qualifications

  • Experience managing large grant projects; preferably related to US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG funds. Experience with similar state and federal resiliency-related sources is also preferred, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and US Economic Development Agency (EDA) funding programs.  
  • Background in disaster resilience or related disciplines (e.g., flood mitigation, utility planning, disaster recovery, housing); preferably experience working with vulnerable communities.
  • Experience working with Microsoft 360 applications; preference for skills with agency or grantor software including Asana, Teams, SharePoint, Concur, Novus Agenda, and Texas Integrated Grant Reporting (TIGR) Demonstrated strong project management, presentation, writing and communication skills, and comfort with public speaking in front of varying audiences
  • Demonstrable experience and success with funding development and grant writing

 Do you have…   

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable academic discipline or related field of study
  • 5 years of experience working with local government, nonprofit program, school or in job related duties

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.  


$66,259.00 - $123,267.00


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