Thread-topic: New Position Seeking Qualified Candidate
The Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program is seeking a qualified candidate for
a new Coastal Resource Planner
position. The position is to be located at the Indiana Dunes State Park Annex
Office in Chesterton, Indiana.
Details regarding the position are located
Interested applicants should fill out the
online application at http://www.in.gov/spd/2334.htm
Click on Apply Now
and then select Adanced Search. Use the Job Opening ID - 559025. That should bring up the position posting
and you can go from there with the application process.
The job posting is open for 14 days and
closes on 8/20/08.
Please let me know if you have any
questions regarding this position or the hiring process.
Incumbent serves as
a senior-level environmental manager providing expertise in the areas of
developing, coordinating, and implementing within respective program areas.
Position also provides administrative and technical support to public,
state and federal offices and organizations. The Coastal
Resource Planner will assist local, regional and state agencies in
developing coastal resource plans. In addition, the position will provide
technical assistance in accordance with this objective. The Coastal Resource Planner reports to the Coastal Program Manager in the Division of
Nature Preserves, and works closely with other Divisions of the
Department of Natural Resources.
Position will begin on upon hire. This position
is funded through a federal grant from the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration. Position is located in Chesterton at the
Indiana Dunes State Park Annex Office.
regulations and guidelines within area of assignment including
environmental planning, regional planning, and coastal resource
Develops and coordinates programs and work
plans for the program area.
Responds to citizen, legislative, and municipal
requests for technical assistance.
Prepares and provides a variety of written
communications including responses to letters of inquiry from local officials,
governmental staff, and non government organizations.
Reviews plans for completeness, economic and
technical feasibility and environmental impact.
Reviews and evaluates technical work reports
and supporting data for acceptability and conformance with federal Smart
Works with Coastal
Nonpoint Coordinator on implementing Best Management Practices for
Urban areas in local planning initiatives.
Works with Program Specialist and local
communities to develop grant proposals that further the principles
established in the Marquette Plan
Coordinates planning efforts with Regional
Development Authority and Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning
Commission staff and priorities.
Provides leadership to bring together all
parties (regional planning, state agency, local agencies, NGOs) to
resolve problems and implement conservation design standards.
Provides technical assistance to Regional and
Local planning entities regarding Coastal
Resource Protection. Work with Planning With Power staff to link Coastal Resource Protection planning with
local and regional comprehensive planning initiatives.
Provide technical assistance to applicants in
cooperation with other DNR Divisions to assist in their efforts to manage
projects that qualify under the CELCP.
Special Projects coordination for the LMCP. Including:
o Coastal & Estuarine Land
Conservation Program development and implementation
o GIS support for programmatic initiatives
o Other projects as they arise
Develop news releases as necessary to inform
the public of upcoming events;
Develop and maintain up to date information to
be included on the website.
Prepare documents and reports required by the
federal grant award.
Provide technical assistance for the Coastal Grants Program and Federal
Consistency; and participate in and present information at meetings,
committees, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Bachelor of Science
or Art from an accredited university or college in resource planning
and protection or related field. Graduate degree or
comparable experience preferred.
Thorough and extensive knowledge of theories,
practices, and principles of specialty area such as conservation design,
Smart Growth principles, ordinance development and natural resource
protection. Ability to effectively interact with local,
state and federal groups and government representatives. Extensive knowledge of the organization,
function and programs of the IDNR Ability to develop and implement programs,
define procedures, and prepare schedules to
accomplish set objectives within established deadlines; Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with staff and deal tactfully with a variety of
individuals including community leaders, government officials and
representatives from city, state and federal governments as well as
Non-Governmental Organizations; Ability to act as a mediator, when required,
helping groups with conflicting objectives reach a consensus; Broad knowledge of the physical and biological
systems in the Lake Michigan coastal region Excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and
database software, preferably Microsoft Office products, and Arc GIS
Ability to work
Ability to work on
numerous projects simultaneously.
Position will be
located at the Indiana Dunes State Park Annex in Chesterton,
Indiana – PorterCounty.
The State of Indiana offers a
comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life
insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Indiana is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.