Resiliency Planner

Organization: NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL
Website: https://council.nyc.gov/jobs/resiliency-planner/

Posted: April 11, 2019 | Closing: December 31, 2020


Job Description

The New York City Council has a dedicated team of city planners, attorneys, and administrative staff that support Council Members and the Land Use Committee. The Land Use Division helps the committee Chairs conduct hearings, examines changes to land use regulations on behalf of Council Members, analyzes land use policies and engages in neighborhood planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Resiliency Planner has a critical role in advising the City Council on resiliency related policies and projects, supporting the Council’s citywide resiliency policy and planning initiatives, and providing technical assistance to Council Members and their staff on land use changes with resiliency impacts. Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Directors of the Land Use Division, the Resiliency Planner will research and develop policies that help New York City adapt to climate change, provide assistance in the development of planning studies for vulnerable geographies, and analyze the resiliency goals of development proposals and zoning text under Council review. They will create graphic and written materials for presentations, representing the Council with external stakeholders and public agencies and collaborating internally with other Council divisions.

Requirements

The candidate should possess the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree and four years of full‐time experience OR a Master’s degree and two year of full time experience in urban planning, urban design, architecture or landscape architecture. Must demonstrate familiarity with New York City resiliency issues and strategic plans; ability to research and interpret standard NYC datasets; proficiency with ArcGIS. Prospective candidates for this position must possess excellent writing ability, research and communication skills, work well as part of a diverse team, and demonstrate a strong ability to manage multiple projects while working under tight deadlines. Also of extreme importance, prospective candidates must be able to exercise sound and careful judgement.

New York City Residency Required within 90 Days of Appointment.


How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:

MAIL:
New York City Council
Attn: Administrative Services/Recruitment Unit
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007

FAX: (212) 791-5266

E-MAIL: counciljobs@council.nyc.gov

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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