Company: City of Hampton, VA
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Supports the City of Hampton in the planning, development,
coordination and implementation of resilience efforts geared toward
effectively and proactively managing a wide array of community
risks with potentially far reaching impacts to our community's
economic, cultural and environmental health. Enhances and
coordinates multi-departmental and multi-agency efforts to
implement the Resilient Hampton policy initiative throughout City
Examples of Work
- Serves as the lead staff person in maintaining and updating the
Resilient Hampton policies, goals and objective to ensure they are
current and relevant and represent state-of -the art thinking
around community resilience. Effectively and proactively manages
multiple high visibility projects.
- Develops resilience strategies for consideration by identifying
issues, performing research and collaboration, and preparing
- Serves as a facilitator to insure that the recommendations and
policies adopted in the Resilient Hampton Initiative are understood
and implemented in the day-to-day operations of the City of Hampton
- Enhances the understanding of flood plain management and the
mitigation of flood hazards in relation to the values, goals and
strategies found in the Resilient Hampton Initiatives. Understands
the vulnerability of coastal communities and establishes resilience
initiatives by working with departments and the community to
maximize innovation and minimize the impact of unforeseen
- Serves as a resource to the Director of Emergency Management in
preparing plans to address preparation, avoidance and long term
recovery from natural hazards.
- Aligns and integrates resilience strategy development and
implementation with other City plans and policies including land
use, capital improvements and master plans.
- Works in collaboration with the Budget Office and the City
Manager's Office to identify funding strategies by researching and
analyzing project feasibility, estimating budgetary requirements
and identifying funding resources the local, state and national
level through the submission of grant applications and proposals
- Develops local and regional alliances, collaborates with
citizen groups in the development of viable solutions, and designs
and implements processes in support of adopted resilience goals.
Provides training and outreach to departments, citizens, localities
and businesses on coastal resilience strategies and addresses
- Collaborates with departments, localities, business and civic
groups, academic institutions, and other local, state and federal
agencies for multi-jurisdictional coastal resilience projects. May
serve as the City of Hampton representative on regional committees,
work groups, etc., addressing a wide array of resiliency
- Presents to City Council, officials and other specialized
organizations to inform of ongoing resilience initiatives and
promote accomplishments to local, regional, national and
- Manages consultant contracts when necessary.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public
Administration, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Urban Design,
Emergency Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences or a
related field. Master's degree preferred.
Requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively
responsible experience in economic development, sustainability
based economic development, urban or regional planning, emergency
preparedness or environmental and/or sustainability programs with a
minimum of three (3) years at a senior staff level.
Program management and/or project management experience
including design, delivery, execution and evaluation of complex
processes is required.
Federal, state or local government experience is preferred.
Coastal flooding mitigation and resiliency experience
Must have a broad knowledge of government functions and
demonstrate expertise in sustainability efforts. Must manage
multiple streams of work and multiple relationships in an effective
and efficient manner. Must demonstrate knowledge of the City of
Hampton and establish and maintain engagement with municipal
leaders, citizens and key stakeholders. An equivalent combination
of education, training and experience which provides the requisite
knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be
Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving
record that meets the City's criteria. Any person under
consideration for this position must successfully complete a
Virginia Criminal History Background Check.
The Resiliency Officer serves under the direct supervision of
the Director of Community Development. This is a complex senior
level management position that requires the ability to convene
local, regional, national and global entities with diverse areas of
specialty to address and implement resiliency initiatives with a
specific emphasis placed on coastal flooding. Will be expected to
effectively and efficiently manage and coordinate City programs and
policies consistent with the City of Hampton Resilient Hampton
Initiative as well as the City's role in regional initiative that
support community resiliency. Extensive contact with the City
Manager's staff, City Council, City Department Heads and employees,
citizens and a variety of federal, state and local agencies,
organizations, boards and commissions. Requires the ability to
function as a team member and must be adaptable to performing
effectively under moderate to high levels of stress. This position
is considered essential personnel during all City emergencies and
is expected to be available whenever needed to support the
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recovery operations. This is an
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