Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation - Anchorage, AK

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The Planner is expected to possess in-depth knowledge of planning principles and related specialties. The Planner performs, organizes, coordinates, and manages activities and tasks for the development of planning efforts and plan implementation. The individual must possess demonstrated ability to collect and organize input from various community stakeholders. Must have strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work with the public and facilitate meetings.

The candidate must be able to provide leadership in facilitating community dialogue and building consensus regarding complex planning issues. Coordinate and manage complex high profile planning projects, negotiate agreements, and to perform related duties as required, with minimal supervision.

Required Skills

This includes the following:
Conducts research, analyzes data, and evaluates existing conditions on land use, physical, social and economic issues from multiple sources.

Writes special project reports, develops long range plans and identifies strategies to implement them.

Develops strategies to promote economic and community development or efficient land use consistent with community goals.

Evaluates adequacy of community facilities in meeting current and projected needs.

Collects a variety of statistical data, prepares reports and maps on topics such as census information, land use, and tax base data

Establishes project timetables, designs public processes, and develops annual work programs.

Coordinates special project activities.

Makes presentations at public meetings.

Serves as a liaison to the community groups, governmental agencies, and others concerned with planning issues on the North Slope and across Alaska. This includes the following:

Represents UMIAQ at public hearings and meetings and makes formal presentations.

Provides technical assistance to advisory groups, boards, committees, and the public.

Facilitates participates in community discussions about planning issues and builds consensus.

Build strong relationships with local, regional, state and federal agencies and stakeholders

Resolves issues throughout the planning process to ensure consensus among elected officials, citizens and other stakeholder groups

Updates job knowledge continuously regarding planning methods, land use regulations, and is sensitive to community issues impacting the long range planning process.

Researches, analyzes, and prepares special reports as assigned.

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in Planning or related field plus a minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience.

Professional planning accreditation from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.

Strong negotiation and consensus building skills.

Ability to handle planning projects which involve politically sensitive or controversial issues.

Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.

Understanding of capital improvement program planning

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suites.

Knowledge and understanding of the North Slope community, including its geography, politics, and interests.

Knowledge of the history, practice, and objectives of planning in the North Slope.

All Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program. Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendents, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V