Disaster Recovery Planner

  • Full Time
  • Morehead, KY
  • Project Development & GIS
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Close Date: 12/02/2022
Job Description

The Disaster Recovery Planner is responsible for the strategic planning, project development, and administration activities for hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, emergency management, and resiliency initiatives in the Gateway Region and facilitating the Hazard Mitigation Committee. The Disaster Recovery Planner collaborates on planning efforts with the Infrastructure Development Planner and the Associate Director of Economic Development and coordinates the collection, review, and management of hazard mitigation and disaster recovery databases with the GIS staff.

General Duties and Responsibilities

1. Economic Recovery and Resiliency Planning: Involves facilitating and coordinating local and regional economic recovery and resiliency planning efforts to address the challenges in responding to a pandemic, or any other type of disaster. This duty will consist of:
 Build relationships and facilitate meetings with key stakeholders;
 Identify, gather, analyze, and manage economic recovery and resiliency data;
 Develop mechanisms for key stakeholders to communicate and coordinate recovery efforts;
 Develop the Regional Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan;
 Establish strategies, resources, and flexible implementation plans for recovery activities.

2. Hazard Mitigation Planning: Involves facilitating and coordinating local and regional planning efforts to reduce the impact of natural and manmade disasters. This duty will consist of:
 Facilitate local and regional hazard mitigation committees;
 Hazard and asset data collection, processing, and assessment;
 Coordinate project identification, development, and revisions;
 Draft and revise the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan; and
 Complete public participation activities and coordinate local and regional plan approvals.

3. Grant Writing: Involves preparing grant applications for various types of funding sources. This duty will consist of:
 Research potential funding sources;
 Develop proposals to meet the goals and standards of funding sources;
 Compose and package funding applications/proposals; and
 Maintain records of application submittals.

4. Project Administration: Involves coordinating project activities for various types of funding sources. This duty will consist of:
 Manage project schedules and funding administration activities;
 Communicate with stakeholders and clients;
 Maintain project documentation and records;
 Create and maintain project budgets; and
 Ensure all required forms, documents, certifications, submittals, and reporting are completed.

5. Other Duties: Involves any other tasks needed to support the planning and project development needs of the Gateway counties and cities.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods of time; stand and walk for extended periods of time; reach, stoop, crouch, and bend; ascend/descend ladders; fine motor skills; operate a vehicle; and ability to lift and carry 30 pounds.

Sensory Requirements

Sight; Hearing; Speaking

Working Conditions

Indoor office conditions; outdoor data collection or project site visits during various weather conditions and on various terrains; and possible wildlife/animal encounters during outdoor data collection or project site visits; requires intermittent standing, sitting, or stooping; work requires consistent use of computer and phone systems as well as other general office equipment; and frequent interruptions.

Availability and Travel

Normal business hours; nights/weekends (special events/training/local meetings); regular travel within region and state; occasional travel outside of the state; and able to travel multiple days at a time.

Tools, Equipment, and Vehicle Use

Standard office equipment (computers, printers, scanners, phones, etc.); fleet/personal vehicle(s); cellular/tablet device; and Trimble Geo7X / Trimble R2 GPS collection equipment.

This position will remain open until filled.

Gateway Area Development District is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in government, history, geography, business administration, public administration, English, engineering, accounting, economics, or another related field.

Certification and Trainings: Valid Driver’s License required. CDBG Project Administrator Certification must be acquired and maintained after hiring. The employee will be expected to attend professional development trainings related to specialties. Any classes, training, or certifications related water, wastewater, and/or transportation infrastructure, strategic planning, or project management, preferred, but not required.

Experience: Entry – Intermediate Level Position. Two (2) or more years of related experience and/or related internship preferred.

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