Community Resilience And Mitigation Planner - Mid Level

Tetra Tech, Inc. Newark , DE 19712

Posted 2 months ago

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

Tetra Tech is seeking a mid-level Community Resiliency and Mitigation Planner. The selected candidate will contribute to the development of a variety of community and regional resilience planning work including but not limited to comprehensive plans, mitigation plans, master plans, resiliency and adaptation plans, implementation plans, disaster recovery plans, district and neighborhood plans, visual planning techniques and market analysis. The individual will work in a team environment with staff members from various disciplines and will be responsible for performing a range of planning functions. Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Collecting and analyzing and synthesizing data related to hazards and vulnerabilities, community development, resilience, housing, environmental and natural resources, demographics, infrastructure and land use planning, and economic development.

  • Technical writing for sections of reports, planning documents and other related documents. Developing strategic actions and implementation steps.

  • Assist in the implementation of a plan's goals, objectives, policies, strategies and projects through identifying and securing public funding from regional, state and federal funding opportunities.

  • Assist and lead public engagement meetings and stakeholder interviews. Participate in public speaking engagements.

  • Work with a wide variety of stakeholders like elected officials, public policy makers, administrative staff, planning commissions members and authority members.
    4-10 years experience developing some or all of the following: comprehensive plans, mitigation plans, master plans, resiliency plans, land use plans and ordinances and resiliency and adaptation plans. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience participating on project teams. Although the position will work on team, the candidate will required some independent work and need to be able to function in that environment.

  • Experience with collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in order to professionally compose sections of these types of plans with project and implementation focus.

  • Experience preparing technical and professionally written portions of public documents.

  • Experience participating and leading public meetings, stakeholder engagements and interviews.

  • Experience with ESRI products/GIS, as well as 3D or other complex visualization techniques.

  • Experience with Geodesign, spatial planning, and other emerging planning methods.

  • Experience in reviewing planning documents to aid in the development of community values.

  • Experience developing surveys, questioners, and the use of spatial surveys to validate community values.

  • Experience writing persuasive and competitive bid documents and proposals for planning related projects.

  • Experience in creating unique ways to engage communities in non-traditional manners.

  • A demonstrated ability to think innovative and critically in fast paced environments.

  • A demonstrated ability to speak extemporaneously within area of subject matter expertise.

Analytical skills related to qualitative and quantitative data related to community, economic, resilience and mitigation planning. Strong public speaking and writing skills. Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of community and regional planning. Work in a team environment while also functioning independently. Ability to communicate effectively with clients, the general public, elected officials, business leaders and a variety of stakeholders. Multi-task and manage multiple projects.


  • B.S degree in urban planning, regional planning, urban studies, resilience, landscape architecture, environmental studies, economics, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, or public administration.


  • M.S. degree in one of the above listed majors. Submittal of a writing sample illustrating personal content and style of technical, marketing or planning documents. Submittal of college transcript required. Preferred

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Registered Landscape Architecture (RLA), GIS Professional (GISP), Certification in Floodplain Management (CFM), Project Management Professional (PMP),Certified Economic Development Professionals (CEcD) and/or other related certifications that may be applicable to planning and resilience.

Must be able to travel throughout the country to support project and marketing. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check. Participate on both driving and walking site tours throughout communities. Site tours of communities that may involve many different types of terrain and conditions. Work and travel to client locations is required. Some work in the evenings and weekend may be required. Required to drive to sites and meeting locations.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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Community Resilience And Mitigation Planner - Mid Level

Tetra Tech, Inc.