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Senior Recreation Planner

West Palm Beach FL

South Florida Water Management District


Job Description

The Senior Recreation Planning position participates in complex planning projects administered by the Land Stewardship Section develops and administers public use and recreation programs, develops inter-agency and non-governmental partnership agreements to enhance recreational opportunities on District managed lands, and coordinates public use activities with other governmental and non-governmental entities. 

This position is also responsible for representing the District’s at public meetings, developing and presenting rule change proposals and updates at stakeholder meetings, participating and providing recreational information through formal presentations at the District’s Recreation Forum meetings, and developing solutions to resolve complex agency and stakeholder issues. Conducts District-wide public use facility inspections, researches and submits grant proposals for public use facility improvements and assists the District’s Recreation Project Manager with the planning, design, permitting, procurement, and construction of recreation capital facility projects. Responsible for a variety of analytical and narrative reports including the tabulation of visitor data and submits findings and recommendations.

Incumbent shall possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills and the ability to work productively in a group setting with co-workers and outside agencies. Assignments for developmental purposes may include some work that is typical of a higher-level planning position.

This position will report to the District’s Headquarters in West Palm Beach.

Valid State of Florida Driver’s License.

Education/Experience Guidelines:
Typically has a Master’s degree in urban/regional planning, natural resource management, recreation planning or a related discipline and 6+ years of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within the field of recreation and outdoor planning, natural resource planning, or outdoor capital improvement planning.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
The work environment is a combination of office and field work, with regular exposure to a hot and humid environment in remote and heavy vegetative areas, with exposure to stinging/biting insects, snakes, and alligators.  May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.

This person serves as a member of the Emergency Debris Operations Team.

To Apply

We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, current job opportunities and to apply online, please visit Job Reference: 2841BR. SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.

Posted January 8, 2021

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