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Manager, Community Plans & Liaison Office in Lemoore, 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 Government Services is seeking a Manager of the Community Plans & Liaison Office to work on-site at the Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA and report directly to our Santa Barbara, CA office.

The Manager of the Community Plans & Liaison Office (CPLO) leads the installation’s encroachment management team at Naval Air Station Lemoore (NASL or “the installation”), provides expertise on land use planning issues, and works with local and regional government agencies and staff to facilitate intergovernmental coordination. The CPLO serves as the installation Commanding Officer’s (CO’s) representative at local/regional government and community meetings.

The Manager of the CPLO is the technical expert for the Navy installation and the associated special use areas for land use planning and development programs to prevent encroachment and incompatible development in the vicinity of Navy installations, ranges, military training routes, and special use airspace. The Installation CPLO provides vital expertise and continuity on land use issues affecting the installation. The CPLO is responsible for quickly identifying possible encroachment stemming from proposed land use development, thus allowing timely action to preclude the loss of operational and support capability. The Installation CPLO promotes new and established professional relationships with other military services, civilian agencies, and the community to ensure preservation of operational capability in light of continuing or potential growth in surrounding communities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

>Coordination with local municipalities, agencies of the state and federal government, and with the Regional CPLO (RCPLO) in establishing mission-compatible policies and regulations

>Coordination with local governments on short- and long-range planning, development proposals, and legislative initiatives such as General Plan and Comprehensive Plan development, implementing ordinances such as zoning, height restrictions, etc.

>Coordination with installation operations, public affairs, legal staff, local tenant commands and other Navy mission stakeholders

>Promoting encroachment partnering opportunities with various government and non-government organizations

>Providing advisory support to the CO for ongoing and emerging issues and direct CO participation in local and regional organizations as an ad hoc member
>Supporting installation outreach to community organizations and neighborhood groups proximate to the installation

>Providing periodic updates to the RCPLO on the status of implementation actions and utilizing tracking tools such as the Mission Compatibility Analysis Tool (MCAT)

>In coordination with the RCPLO, responding to data calls, populate the Navy’s encroachment management database, and respond to annual requests for nomination of encroachment management projects

>Preparing correspondence regarding encroachment issues with review and coordination with the RCPLO. The CPLO prepares information on compatible land uses and educational materials for developers, real estate agents and other interested parties. The CPLO prepares briefings and presentations for visiting general officers, local elected officials, government agencies, and civic groups on encroachment issues and other related or special topics upon request

>In coordination with the RCPLO, performing other encroachment and compatibility related duties in support of the installation or region as required or assigned.

Job Requirements


>A Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental policy, land use planning, water resources, energy, communications, political science or similar fields

>At least five years or more of planning/analytical or related experience, preferably in a military context

>Detail-oriented with experience in land-use, encroachment, and/or community planning/analysis to support the encroachment management efforts

>Mastery of the principles, concepts and methodology of land use planning and community liaison, and practical experience in applying these within the context of military compatibility, as well as knowledge of technically related fields such as real estate, housing, engineering, legal concepts, noise attenuation, environmental management and studies, airspace, and the Navy’s installation operations

>Experience in applying practical knowledge of these fields to develop innovative solutions to unique land use and encroachment problems and provide expert advice and recommendations to military and community leaders
>Experience in conducting effective meetings and skill in presenting persuasive arguments and reconciling differing interests into consensus is required

>Extensive experience in effectively and proactively evaluating and engaging on local initiatives, community general development and land use plans, and private development projects that potentially impact the Navy’s mission

>In-depth knowledge of DoD and Navy directives pertaining to planning, joint use, environmental policy, real estate, encroachment prevention management, range and aviation programs

>Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local governments, and the media and community organizations whose goals are often in direct conflict with those of the military

>A high degree of technical judgment, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, and experience in adapting these skills in order to work with diverse organizations and to negotiate agreement among conflicting interests

>Knowledge of general operational requirements at Navy installations and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Navy’s CPLO and encroachment management programs

>Intellectual curiosity paired with excellent oral and written communication skills (oral and written) along with a proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); experience in group facilitation, to include facilitator for focus groups, interviewing techniques and interpretation

>Military service or experience with military/federal government is not required but would be an advantage

>Knowledge of Encroachment Control Planning on military installations, and ability to understand zoning ordinances, land use law, urban planning and development
>Knowledge of Navy organization 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.

>Must have or be eligible to obtain any required federal government clearances, including a Common Access Card (CAC), as a requirement for continued employment.

>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

>Must be willing to work on the Navy Installation at NAS Lemoore, CA. >

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

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.

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