Natural Hazards Planner
Salary $50,088.00 - $73,152.00 Annually
Location Salem, OR
Job Type Limited Duration
Department Land Conservation & Development
Closing 1/8/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is recruiting for up to three Natural Hazards Planners. These positions are full-time, limited duration, and classified as Planner 2.
These positions are within the natural hazards section, which helps local governments plan for reducing the risk from natural hazards. The natural hazards section helps local governments manage flood hazards by providing maps and other flood-hazard information to support land use and development decisions. Much of the work of the natural hazards section is funded with grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
These limited duration positions are authorized in the DLCD budget through June 2019. DLCD intends to include these positions in future budget requests and they may become permanent depending on funding; however, the budget is subject to review by the governor and the legislature, and the positions may or may not be continued. Limited duration positions receive all of the benefits of regular positions during the term, including medical insurance, retirement benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, personal business leave, and paid holidays. See the "BENEFITS" tab on the job posting for more information.
Duties & Responsibilities
DLCD intends to hire one position for each of the three areas listed below.
1 - Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
Assist local governments in updating natural hazard mitigation plans, and integrating them into comprehensive plans, zoning maps, and development regulations. This includes, but is not limited to:
2 – Grant Management and Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
This position will assist with natural hazards mitigation planning as described in section 1, and coordinate grant management in the natural hazards section. This includes, but is not limited to:
3 - National Flood Insurance Program
Assist local governments in meeting the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This includes, but is not limited to:
A Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field; AND One year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
NOTE: An advanced degree or other secondary coursework in Community, Urban or Regional Planning, Public Administration, Social Science, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience. A copy of your transcripts must be attached to your application to receive credit.
Additional Preference: The following items are not required, but applicants who have them are especially encouraged to apply and should be sure to include the information in their application.
Certification as a floodplain manager by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Experience using geographic information systems (GIS).