Stormwater and Infrastructure Systems Senior Planner

Harris County Flood Control District

Houston, TX United States

Join The Team That’s Improving The Quality Of Life For 4.6 Million Harris County Residents.


The Harris County Flood Control District is initiating recruitment efforts to fill a liaison position for the recently formed Infrastructure Resilience Team (IRT).


Stormwater and Infrastructure Systems Senior Planner


  • The candidate will be responsible for delivering accurate and quality information, engaging the public in activities that promote fair, fast, equitable, and smart science-based solutions to flooding and other flood and infrastructure-related resilience issues with an overarching aim of increasing the region’s overall resilience to disasters and create the County's first "Flood Resilience Plan".


  • Candidate will focus on integrated drainage infrastructure planning, floodplain management, management and operations of drainage infrastructure, and/or urban (re)development with an emphasis in at least one of the fields of water resources, flood control, and drainage, or transportation networks.


  • Liaison responsibilities include but are not limited to representing the District at the Harris County Community Flood Resilience Task Force (CFRTF) and public meetings (some evenings and weekend are required), coordinating the District’s departmental reporting to the IRT and CFRTF, and leveraging the District’s resources to assist in IRT initiatives, as required. 


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in urban infrastructure planning, engineering, public administration, water resource management/modeling, or closely related field; or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability.


  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in public works, urban infrastructure planning, engineering, public administration, water resource management/modeling or closely related fields, or three (3) years relevant experience if the candidate has a Master’s degree in areas of specialization.


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to synthesize and present complex information about public works systems that can be understood by non-technical audiences, as well as experience with flood damage reduction projects and developing infrastructure performance metrics.


Harris County offers a comprehensive benefits package. Our package includes excellent pay, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement plan, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, temporary military leave, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), employee assistance program (EAP) and more. 


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Equal opportunity employer.


Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
Hazards Mitigation, Disaster Recovery, or Resiliency
Salary Range

Contact Information

Gary Hoffpair
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