Coastal Communities Planner
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a CoastSmart Communities Planner who will work on grant-funded programs related to coastal planning in the context of coastal hazards and climate change. The successful candidate will work in partnership with UMCES and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in their Coastal and Chesapeake Program (CCP). The successful candidate’s office will be in Annapolis, MD.
The focus of the CoastSmart Communities Planner is to: (1) provide technical assistance to communities throughout the coastal zone to support efforts to incorporate coastal hazards, sea level rise adaptation and coastal resource values into local planning and management efforts; (2) develop program objectives and review, evaluate and manage projects to ensure CCP meets strategic Coastal Zone Management Act planning objectives related to local government coastal hazard planning; and (3) work in coordination with other CCP staff and state-wide climate change adaptation planning efforts to translate science, policy and planning information to coastal decision makers, including facilitated training events.
The position requires a strong background in the environmental sciences, particularly as it relates to coastal hazards and climate change adaptation. The ideal candidate will have experience in leading multi-disciplinary efforts and analyzing and/or synthesizing data and reports. The position requires strong communication skills. A familiarity with local planning and GIS is encouraged. Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent experience, familiarity with local planning and GIS is encouraged. The successful candidate will be classified in the Faculty Research Assistant ranks entitled to University benefits with a salary based on experience.
Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references prior to June 11, 2012 to Dave Nemazie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Search will remain opened until filled.
UMCES is an EEO/AA employer.