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OCD-Disaster Recovery Unit
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
  • Payrate
    $36,319 To $71,503
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time



In response to historic flooding in March and August 2016 and in an effort to prevent similar future flooding events, HUD has allocated approximately $1.2 billion to Louisiana for mitigation activities in the form of Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. The Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU) will enhance its community planning, public engagement and policy development capacity and expertise in filling several positions, including Planning Analyst. Successful applicants chosen to fill these roles will be public facing, engaging directly within affected communities and with elected and appointed officials and other relevant stakeholders in the development of policies and plans for the implementation of this mitigation grant award.


The Resilience Planning Analyst is responsible for working with agency staff, federal partners, local governments and the public at large on disaster recovery, resilience and mitigation efforts. This person will also be involved in informing the creation of a framework for effective investment of disaster recovery and mitigation funds. These as activities will need to be cost-effective and generate community resilience, with a focus on leveraging other public and private investments. These activities will be oriented across HUC-8 watersheds, rather than by parish or municipal jurisdictions. This will require the Planning Analyst to work at multiple scales and jurisdictions to coordinate the efforts of, in some cases, several jurisdictions to achieve mutually-beneficial goals.


The Resilience Planning Analyst responsibilities also include: working with manager and agency partners to understand the science-based best practices that generate safer and smarter post-disaster investments; developing quantitative and qualitative performance metrics for tracking their effectiveness at reducing risk; preparing written and presentation materials for executive and management levels allowing for program and project deliberation; presenting to large public groups, as well as executive and local official staff; and a variety of duties related to community engagement, coalition building, policy development, strategic planning, operational planning and performance accountability functions of CDBG-DR funds.

This position will report to the Resilience Planning Manager.


Essential Functions


Specific objectives include, but are not limited to the following:


Provide staff support related to the research and preparation of assigned materials for a variety of audiences, including executive-level committees; the public; federal, state and local partners; and legislators and public officials


Develop planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and recommendations


Collect a variety of statistical data and prepare reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, tax base data, and occupancy rates


Act as liaison between community groups, government agencies, the private entities, local stakeholders and elected officials in developing watershed-based plans


Work collaboratively as part of a diverse, interagency team to facilitate conversation, cooperation and cohesion between differing roles within the team in an effort to further the goals of the program

Carry out assigned coordination efforts with federal, state, local, public and private sector entities to ensure efficiency and consistency of effort


Participates in policy identification, utilizing revised statutes and legislative acts, executive orders, executive budgets, department policy statements, citizen group recommendations and special commission reports.


Participates in special policy research projects, involving needs assessment surveys, issue identification surveys, special purpose questionnaires, citizen participation components, collection and analysis of model legislation and comparable data from other states.


Minimum Qualifications:

A baccalaureate degree plus two years of relevant professional level work experience in project or grants manager)



Four years of full-time, professional level work experience in project or grant management may substitute for degree


Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree is preferred, specifically in urban/regional planning, public policy, public administration, relevant science, economics or a closely related field;


Knowledge of public sector organizational practices;


Experience serving elected officials and the public, and working across department lines.


Posted: 2019-02-11 Expires: 2019-03-28

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