Posted 4 days ago
Planner IV - Community Climate Planning Manager
State Of Delaware - Dover, DE
Introduction

The DNREC Climate and Sustainability Section is charged with reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and improving Delaware's resiliency to impacts of climate change.

Click here for more information about the Climate and Sustainability Initiatives within the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy.

Summary Statement

This position will lead stakeholder engagement and coordination efforts in support of the development and implementation of the Delaware Climate Action Plan. Responsibilities include attending workshops, community meetings and events, and engaging in planning initiatives like county and local comprehensive development plan committees. This position will participate in committees & workgroups and build trusted relationships with communities and stakeholders for implementation the Climate Action Plan. The incumbent will work on state efforts to help local governments develop comprehensive plans, sustainability plans, and climate action plans. Work with the Office of State Planning Coordination to integrate climate change and emissions reductions into municipal planning is also expected.

Essential Functions

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Planner IV Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. At least three years experience as a planner OR at least three years experience in a planning function.
  2. Experience in having responsibility for 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).
  3. Experience in serving as a subject matter expert in climate mitigation policies and programs.


Additional Posting Information

The State of Delaware recognizes the value of telework and flexible working schedules. This position is eligible for Telework and Alternative Work Schedules according to the State of Delaware's Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. More information will be shared at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire

DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the "My Applications" tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call ([redacted]. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number [redacted] for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.