Job Title: Resilience and Sustainability Planner

Status: Full Time

Salary Range: $40,000+ DOQ (37.5 hours per week)

Reports To: Regional Resilience Officer


Summary: The Resilience & Sustainability Planner will specifically work with the Regional Resilience Officer (and other staff members) to staff the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative and assist in tasks and responsibilities that improve resilience and lower greenhouse gas emissions, risks and vulnerability. This position calls for specialized knowledge of the planning, sustainability and resilience field and requires a self-starter, excellent writing, organizational and critical thinking skills as well as experience in engagement and facilitation. The Sustainability & Resilience Planner is expected to be a team player, support the regional planning council departments including economic development, planning, emergency preparedness, and resilience programs. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s and 2 years of experience or a Master’s Degree.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Review and develop policies and conduct policy analysis.

  2. Staff the ECF Regional Resilience Collaborative through tasks such as:

    1. Coordinate meetings - organization, facilitation, support and documentation.

    2. Implement the Collaborative’s Strategic Resilience Action plan.

    3. Promote partner engagement and outreach.

    4. Conduct data analysis and findings interpretations through written and verbal communication.

    5. Support Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction tasks as identified which may include the development or updating of inventories, plans, processes or policies.

    6. Assist in the development and implementation of a Climate Action Plan.

  3. Conduct extensive research in specific or general project areas.

  4. Work with stakeholders, including the public, jurisdiction/agency staff, and elected officials to identify community issues and opportunities and develop or apply resilient/sustainable solutions.

  5. Assist in development of project and grant proposals.

  6. Develop strategies that promote sustainability and resilience, economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community and regional goals, strategic regional policy plan and the comprehensive economic development strategy for east central Florida.

  7. Evaluate assets in meeting current and projected needs and goals (including future conditions).

  8. Recommend priorities, schedules, and funding sources to implement plans and established goals.

  9. Conduct GIS analysis.

  10. Attend evening or weekend meetings or events around the 8-county region, as necessary.

  11. Other duties as assigned.


Typical Knowledge:

  • Systems based knowledge in sustainability and resilience principles, practices and trends

  • Understand Climate Change, its impacts and adaptation  

  • In-depth knowledge of one or more specialization, such as sea level rise, extreme heat, hazard mitigation planning (including pandemics), demographic and economic analysis  

  • Knowledge of research and data collection principles and practices

  • Effective communication and writing techniques

  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to integrate cross-discipline approaches and solutions

  • GIS


Qualification Requirements:

  • Generally, requires a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of experience in the planning, economic development, sustainability or resilience focused profession or a Master’s degree.  Preferred degrees include: Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Public Policy, Economics, Emergency Preparedness or a related field.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs including Word and Excel.  GIS experience preferred.

  • Experience with GHG emissions accounting and climate-related tools, such as ICLEI’s ClearPath and LEARN tool and Google’s Environmental Insight Explorer, and knowledge of GHG inventory scopes, protocols, and CDP and GCoM reporting frameworks preferred.

  • Certified Floodplain Manager, AICP, CC-P, LEED Green Associate a plus.

  • Experience managing and balancing priorities within multiple projects and responsibilities.

  • Ability to work independently; well-developed time management skills, especially the ability to complete high-quality, detail-oriented deliverables on tight timelines amid competing deadlines within a diverse work group.

  • Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness, and tact in obtaining and analyzing information related to resilience planning.

  • Self-motivated and able to work cohesively with coworkers and superiors and function in a team environment.


Physical Demands:  Occasional lifting of items up to 25 pounds.

Supervisory Responsibilities: n/a


Means of Accountability:  Annual review by Supervisor (Regional Resilience Officer).


Please email completed applications with resumes to JBowes@ECFRPC.com. Please send questions regarding the position to this account.