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Land Use/Encroachment Planning Analyst in Santa Barbara, CA at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Cardno is a professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno’s office in Santa Barbara, CA provides land use encroachment analyses, strategic mission sustainment planning, and community outreach support services to the Navy and other U.S. military services that are concerned about encroachment of military installations and operating areas from incompatible land uses.

Cardno’s planning support team in Santa Barbara is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented applicant with strong written and verbal communication skills and related experience, interest, and/or academic background in land-use, environmental, or community planning/analysis; military encroachment management; renewable energy planning/policies; and/or public outreach to support long-term encroachment management efforts on behalf of our military clients.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

>Conducting research and preparing analyses of land use compatibility issues relative to military missions, operating areas, encroachment buffering projects, and community plans and policies
>Supporting an interdisciplinary team of scientists, planners, and military operators addressing complex planning issues through the application of planning tools and techniques such as GIS and database software, charrettes, and targeted studies
>Assisting with development and implementation of strategic engagement plans, including stakeholder outreach messaging and materials
>Interpreting and evaluating applicable state, county, and local codes, ordinances, and regulations relative to military operations and encroachment/land use compatibility issues
>Applying critical thinking, analytical, qualitative, and quantitative skills to interpret and effectively prepare, distribute, and deliver reports in both verbal and written form
>Developing materials to educate and inform stakeholders, regulators, policy makers, administrators, interest groups, and communities about military operations, missions, and encroachment concerns
>Collecting, organizing, and maintaining data, reports, briefings, publications, and other relevant information conducive to effective project operations
>Preparing project plans, schedules, project-status, and progress reports as requested. Managing multiple responsibilities as necessary
>Analyzing and developing action plans to address multiple issues associated with land use, energy, water, frequency management, air space resources management, environmental planning, real estate considerations, noise and public safety issues, explosives safety, communication themes and messaging, urban planning, stakeholder management, encroachment control, and sustainability policies
>Accompanying or representing the Cardno team and its clients at meetings with military and/or community stakeholders; take thorough notes and develop after-action and meeting summary reports
>Performing similar duties as assigned

Job Requirements


>A Bachelor’s degree or higher in land use or environmental planning, engineering, natural sciences, energy, communications, or similar fields
>At least two years or more of planning/analytical or related experience, preferably in a military context
>Experience applying research techniques and tools and working independently to gather and analyze data using quantitative and qualitative methods
>Intellectual curiosity paired with excellent oral and written communication skills, along with proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
>Excellent written and verbal communications skills
>Demonstrated ability to work productively in a team environment
>Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and group communication skills
>Ability to exercise professional discretion and judgment; and a critical eye for detail, completeness, and competency
>Ability to simultaneously work on and manage multiple tasks and projects, often with tight deadlines
>The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and possess organizational, presentation, and client-service skills
>Knowledge of military organizational functions, policies and procedures and ability to research and evaluate school board, local, County, State, and federal government policies and procedures. Familiarity with key functions of regulatory agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, etc.
>Familiarity/experience with GIS or other mapping tools, graphic arts and visual presentation tools, MS Access or other database software, internet research skills, previous military experience is a plus
>Experience in group facilitation, to include facilitator for focus groups, interviewing techniques, and interpretation is a plus
>Must be eligible to work in the United States (a DHS Form I-9 must be completed by the selected candidate and will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for verification of eligibility to work through E-Verify)
>Must submit to and pass a company background check, if selected for the position
>Ability and desire to travel for project work as needed.

• Please Note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Cardno is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer


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