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Urban Planner VI+ / Program Coordinator II

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Salary Range
Open 08/14/2020 to 09/05/2020
Job Description

Application period closes September 4. Interviews begin August 31.

Position Background

This position is for urban planners with a passion for community planning, public engagement, and data-driven tools and analyses. Our organization works on community planning projects while leading several statewide programs that help communities focus on how they grow, manage land use, reduce risks, and sustain their natural resources. We believe that public participation can connect the dots on multiple levels and address wider goals for resiliency, sustainability, and quality of life. The hires will also be a key member of the CHARM program. CHARM is an interactive, GIS-based sim-city style mapping platform for helping elected officials and community stakeholders understand local hazards and strategies for long-term planning. We are seeking applicants who bring a well-rounded professional background and who thrive working as part of a team. Strong analytical and technical skills in planning need to be supported by soft skills in stakeholder engagement, relationship building, and facilitation. The annual salary is commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and years of experience. Benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, generous medical insurance package, and retirement program options.


Primary Qualifications

    We are seeking candidates with 4-8 years of experience, with progressively advancing work responsibilities. A minimum of 4 or more years of relevant planning experience is required.

    The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in urban planning or allied discipline. Strong GIS experience is preferred. AICP and CFM certifications are valued but not required Candidates will bring planning experience in one or more of the following areas:

    • comprehensive planning, land use, development ordinances, resource management, or natural hazards management.
    • Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in planning methods, plan writing, ordinances, analyses, and research.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with staff, elected/appointed officials, decision-makers, and program partners.

    Make sound independent decisions within established program guidelines;

    • Able to manage and work on several projects or issues simultaneously while meeting project deadlines and working within a team environment.
    • Facilitation skills for community workshops, public meetings and project committees.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting subject matter material to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Experience with project development, program and budget development, grant writing is welcomed.
    • Hires must be able to travel overnight for project work and planning meetings.
    • The hire may be required to supervise staff and interns.


    Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Application Deadline: 09/05/2020 5:00 PM
How to Apply: Click Here to Apply