The incumbent will serve as the climate change adaptation planning and policy expert for the state. Position will be responsible for managing and providing technical assistance for multiple climate adaptation projects, developing key adaptation outreach and communications, drafting reports and studies related to climate adaptation, and representing Delaware on a variety of regional and local partnerships. Incumbent will also assist the Division of Energy and Climate on developing statewide legislation and policy related climate change adaptation.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- Possession of a Master's degree in climate sciences or policy, earth sciences, natural resources, law, environmental studies, environment or energy policy, land use planning, economics or related field.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Analyze and assess data, problems, and issues and their impact on programs, plans or the current environment.
- Define and evaluate alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences and outcomes using present and projected information.
- Develop recommended course of action for public and private decisions in formal plans and policies including policy statements, budget allocations, regulations and/or legislation to affect and facilitate change and reach objectives.
- Formulate plans and policies to meet the social, economic, and physical needs of communities.
- Develop, promote and market strategies for the implementation of plans, policies and programs.
- Build consensus with community leaders, customers, advocates, and other affected parties via negotiations, mediation and facilitation.
- Involve and educate special interest groups, customers, and public officials via variety of forums, e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports.
- Coordinate planning activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; integrate with other entities outside the state.
- Provide technical assistance, training and education for understanding and managing change.
- Design and manage the planning process.
- Systematically evaluate the impact of plan implementation and incorporate findings with the ongoing planning process.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Planner III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- At least two years experience as a planner OR at least two years experience in a planning function.
- Experience in designing, collecting data, analyzing and presenting results of a most complex planning project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).
- Experience as a project manager/leader on a complex project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
The application is evaluated based upon a rating of training and experience.
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