Planner (0455) (Hybrid-Remote Eligible)

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Job Description
Work for Our Water Resources. Help protect one of Florida's most vital resources - water - with a career at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District). The District is a government agency whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public's water needs are met. We serve a population of nearly 6 million people in west-central Florida as directed by state law. Join our Government and Community Affairs Office Support the District's Government and Community Affairs Office managing multiple tasks and priorities in fast-paced, team-oriented environment. As part of the Government and Community Affairs team, the Planner will perform professional planning and policy analysis duties in support of key District functions, and to assist external partners and stakeholders. This opportunity offers an ability to make an impact on the organization and provides flexibility and a true work-life balance. You'll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this promising position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources. Using your expertise, you'll play an important role in enhancing the results to ensure a brighter future for the environment of Florida. The District supports employees who prefer a remote work schedule so that they can enjoy their time outside of the District through work-life balance. For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer: * Florida retirement system/retirement benefits * Deferred compensation * Work-life balance * 9 paid holidays * Generous vacation and sick leave * Medical, dental and vision insurance * Basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance * Long-term disability * Supplemental insurance * Health savings & flexible spending accounts * Prescription drug coverage & mail order program * Employee assistance program * Legal and identity theft protection * Wellness program * Public service loan forgiveness qualified employer * Tuition reimbursement * State adoption benefit program qualified employer * Training and development resources * Innovative projects * Advanced technologies Compensation: Planner 2 $54,137.20 - $61,536.80 Planner 3 $58,458.40 - $66,456.00 The starting salary ranges are included for the Planner profile which reflects the 25% to approximately 50% of the respective pay grades. The starting salary will be based on the education and experience of the successful candidate. The District conducts annual performance evaluations that may award applicable pay increases based on positive employee performance. Essential Functions * Works closely with other Planners and Governmental Affairs Regional Managers. * Serves as the lead on managing content and development of the District's Strategic Plan and the Consolidated Annual Report. * Prepares plans, technical reports and analyses to satisfy statutory requirements and ad hoc requests. * Provides technical assistance and written policy guidance to local governments regarding comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, and land use/land development codes. * Evaluates projects for consistency with state and federal law and makes recommendations. * Serves as a liaison to regional planning councils, technical advisory bodies, community organizations and the general public. * Supports agency decision making through strategic planning, policy analysis and program and process evaluation. Participates in intergovernmental coordination initiatives at the state and regional levels. * Facilitates or supports interdisciplinary staff teams engaged in planning initiatives, technical analysis and reporting, policy formulation, performance measurement or issues management. * Participates in emergency management activities and other departmental activities and performs other duties as needed. Working Conditions Employee works in a standard office environment. Occasional travel usually during the workday is required. Performs continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding) with one or both hands. Occasionally lifts and carries objects up to 10 pounds. Occasionally requires bending and reaching above shoulder level. May spend time out in the field in remote areas. Possible travel to other offices. Occasionally required to drive automotive vehicle for 2 hours or more at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations. Required Credentials for Planner Opportunities Planner 2: * Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Policy, Natural Sciences or related field * Three (3) years related work experience in professional planning * Valid driver's license Planner 3: * Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Policy, Natural Sciences or related field * Five (5) years related work experience in professional planning * Valid driver's license Preferred Credentials for Planner Opportunities * Knowledge of Florida planning laws and water resource issues * Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Application Process The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete will not receive consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification. Additional Details This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, out of the Brooksville, FL office, however some remote work may be available. This position is eligible for compensatory time for hours worked over 40 hours, in a week. Travel Required Yes. Some travel, using District vehicle, within District's coverage area. Accepting applications until July 14, 2022 at 4:00 PM About Us Managing the water resources for west-central Florida, our district includes approximately 10,000 square miles of territory spanning 16 counties and serving more than 5 million residents. Established in 1961 as a flood-protection agency, our objective is to meet the needs of current and future water users, protect and preserve our water resources, manage the water supply, protect water quality, and preserve water-related functions. Apply Now The District prides itself on providing a positive work flexible environment that engages and supports our employees. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Click on the link to apply and put yourself to work for our water resources. #WorkForOurWater Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans Preference/Drug-Free Workplace/Tobacco Free Campuses. All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s). The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of the District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only), ext. 4747; or email If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). In the event of a complaint, please follow the grievance procedure located at The District participates in E-Verify employment eligibility verification. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. The District will not sponsor applicants for work visas.