31 Jan
Texas, Houston , 77001 Houston USA

PLANNER MANAGER Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston/jobs/newprint/4368385) Apply  PLANNER MANAGER Salary $97,000.00 - $115,000.00 AnnuallyLocation 611 Walker StreetJob TypeFull TimeJob Number33183DepartmentHouston Public WorksOpening Date01/31/2024Closing Date3/1/2024 11:59 PM Central




POSITION OVERVIEWAPPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDSERVICE LINE: HOUSTON WATERSECTION: PLANNINGREPORTING LOCATION: 611 WALKERWORKDAYS & HOURS: MON. - FRI., 8:00A - 5:00PSubject to changeDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Serves as the public works water conservation planner and coordinator. Implements and updates the City of Houston Water Conservation Plan(s) and Drought Response Plan(s); Implements and updates water loss planning. Leads the city’s water and wastewater conservation programming. Conducts liaison and coordinator functions as it pertains to water conservation. Develops and implements a water conservation and efficiency program to include strategic, cost-effective campaigns to decrease water demand. Tracks data and metrics, prepares reports and presents on topics. Submits annual reports to meet regulatory requirements. Develops and maintains the Drought Contingency toolkit. Develops Standard Operating Procedures and manuals. Coordinates the development and implementation of a water loss management program to decrease water loss in the City’s distribution system. Provides support to the One Water Plan and other strategic or master planning initiatives including alternative water source solutions (i.e. reuse, reclaimed water) Compiles data, produces information and interprets results through conclusion or recommendation formulation. Develops reports, special documents or publications as assigned. Provides technical advice, consultation, and support to internal and external customers regarding water conservation and efficiency measures. Manages, trains, mentors, and evaluates staff. Manages budget and expenditures. Manages contracts and projects. Identifies, writes applications for, and secures grant funds to support the water programs, One Water Plan, and other water related campaigns. Participates in and will be interviewed. Investigates and makes recommendations for addressing issues of medium to high complexity and/or sensitivity. Assigned management responsibilities for certain functions, units or programs. May also function as a lead and may directly deliver work. Completes special projects as assigned, working on a wide variety of financial, administrative, professional, management and community issues and problems of medium to high complexity. Attends meetings and provides recommendations. Responds to correspondence, requests for information. Negotiates solutions for problems of medium to high complexity. Interprets administrative policies these policies and oversees communication with department personnel regarding these policies. Participates in evaluations. Develops technological solutions and systems for continuous improvement programs and other appropriate applications.WORKING CONDITIONSThis position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. This is a Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier II Level.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTSRequires thorough knowledge of urban planning, development, and local government policies and procedures. Knowledge of this level is typically obtained through years of experience, demonstrated understanding of personnel management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSTen years of progressively responsible planning experience required, with at least one year in a supervisory or project manager capacity.A Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of experience. LICENSE REQUIREMENTSNone.PREFERENCESPreference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. GENERAL INFORMATIONSELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED: NoneHowever, the department may administer a skills assessment test.SAFETY IMPACT POSITION: NoIf yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.SALARY INFORMATIONFactors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.PAY GRADE 28APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-6002 (TTY 7-1-1)If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. EOE Equal Opportunity EmployerThe City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.Benefits include: Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life insurance Long-term disability Retirement pension 457 deferred compensation plan Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday Flexible schedules Professional development opportunities Transportation/parking plan Section 125 pretax deductions Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Flexible Spending AccountFor plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html01 Please select the best scenario below that describes your highest level of education.

Less than a High School Diploma/ GED

High School diploma/GED

Associates Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or related field

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or related field

Master's Degree or higher in Urban Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geography, Public Policy or related field


How many years of progressively responsible planning experience do you have?

Less than 8 years

8 - 9 years

10 - 11 years

12 - 13 years

14 years or more


How many years of verifiable supervisory or project manager experience do you have?

Less than 1 year

1 - 3 years

4 - 6 years

7 years or more


How many years of experience do you have with water resource planning?


1-4 years

4-8 years

8 years or more


How many years of experience do you have with implementing a large-scale, water-related program?


1-4 years

4-8 years

8 years or more


Describe your experience with water resource planning and sustainability. Include in detail your experience with developing and managing surface water, groundwater, potable water, wastewater, recycled water, dry weather runoff, and stormwater. ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


How have you helped identify ways for municipal departments and regional agencies to integrate their water management strategies? ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


Please describe your understanding of "One Water" approach in water resource management. ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


Describe in detail your experience with multi-departmental and multi-agency integration to manage water in a more efficient, cost effective, and sustainable manner. ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?




Please describe your experience with developing and implementing a long-term water-related program or initiative. ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


What implementation strategies would you consider to more sustainably and cost-effectively manage water for the City of Houston? ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).


Describe your management philosophy. ("See Resume" is not an acceptable answer).

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