About the Role
The Senior Planner position offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of planning infrastructure holistically via data-driven and inclusive engagement approaches. The position will be responsible for managing planning initiatives, coordinating agency, stakeholder, cross-department/division workshops and meetings, supporting community engagement and public policy efforts, compiling data using Geographic Information Mapping (GIS) datasets and other GIS products, organizing presentation materials for the Infrastructure Division at Harris County Precinct 4 and represent the precinct on any appropriate boards and commissions related to planning and development.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in urban/regional planning, geography, public policy, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or a related field of study.
- Three (3) years of project management experience in urban planning, public administration, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or a related practicing discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of planning theories, principles, practices, research methodologies, quantitative and qualitative data and policy analysis related to transportation, housing, parks and greenspace, economic development, land use, water resources/conservation, urban resilience, regional science, and/or land development planning.
- General knowledge related to transportation programs at the federal, state, and local level and best practices in transportation planning, economics, and design.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of project management and community engagement best practices.
- Ability to utilize data analysis and data visualization systems to create databases and summarize data analyses.
- Ability to use basic to intermediate features of Microsoft Office Suite, primarily MS Excel and MS Word.
- Ability to work with sociodemographic data and utilize ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap.
- Ability to work in Adobe Creative Suite and adherence to best practices in visual communications.
- Effective written and oral communication skills and the ability to organize, synthesize, and analyze information to prepare recommendations.
- Support project tasks and meeting scheduling and maintain a professional demeanor in stakeholder and working group meetings.
- Ability to design survey instruments and deploy platforms.
- Ability to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Master’s degree in urban/regional planning, geography, public policy, civil engineering, landscape architecture, or a related field of study.
- Five (5)+ years of professional experience in urban/regional planning, public administration, civil engineering, landscape architecture or a related practicing discipline.
- Experience coordinating project tasks, data collection, meetings and communications, and instructing junior level staff.
- Experience drafting scopes of work for professional services and coordinating the procurement process and contracts, including deliverable review and invoices.
- Experience drafting project reports, staff reports, technical memos, grant applications, and communications for presentations within the organization or with community groups.
Credential by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) or ability to acquire professional certification within 1 year of hire in the candidates’ field of study or practicing discipline.
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