Community Planner - Houston Region

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Houston, TX
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Community Engagement
GIS / Technology
Parks and Recreation
Regional Planning
Sustainability Planning
AICP Certification: 
Preferred

Do you want to use your planning experience to help communities hit by Hurricane Harvey and other disasters to plan for better, more resilient futures?

Do you want to join a team working on innovative projects including interactive planning technologies and ground-breaking green infrastructure projects?

Do you want to develop and utilize technology to enhance community engagement and planning?

The Texas Community & Watershed Partners (TCWP) is growing, and our Houston-based, Texas A&M program is hiring two planners to join our team. New hires will be helping client communities become more resilient through effective risk mitigation, long-term community planning and public engagement. 

Plan Development and Planning Support: Professionally assist communities with planning efforts that address long-term issues about land use, resource management, economic development, hazard mitigation, and resiliency; apply specialized planning knowledge and experience to develop recommendations in partnership with client communities and stakeholders; utilize GIS and data to develop planning analyses; work with communities to align state and federal grant opportunities with local needs; create and draft community plan documents.

Planning Engagement with Communities: Work as part of a team to engage planning stakeholders and community members through effective facilitation; work with local decision-makers, community staff, and stakeholders; explain planning and technical subjects to a range of audiences, including non-technical audiences; utilize public input towards plan development; plan for and hold meetings and workshops; be an effective, clear communicator; be able to conduct intermittent, overnight travel to client communities.

Program coordination: Work with planning program team to coordinate program activities; think and be customer service oriented; be responsive with inquiries regarding technical assistance; develop and deliver planning program activities that support the program and client community goals;

Effective Team Member and Communicator: Maintain effective, positive, and collaborative relations within a multi-disciplinary project team and office;

Preferred experience: Master’s degree and 3 or more years of progressively advanced planning duties and responsibilities, ideally with AICP or CFM certification.

To apply please email us your cover letter, resume, and a three-page sample of your writing from previous work or studies.  Email to smikulencak@tamu.edu with subject line: "TCWP Houston Planner.”

Published on:
June 12, 2018 - 12:20pm
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