Regional Planner

Date Posted: March 5, 2021

Job Description: Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is interested in hiring a full-time professional Regional Planner. Under the supervision of the Executive Director the Regional Planner, will provide support for our planning efforts in Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Morgan counties in Missouri.  This includes a variety of activities, data collection, research, and compilation of information for projects in regard to transportation, economic development, natural hazards and disaster resilience planning.  Additional planning projects, and project development as requested by our member communities may also be a part of the work required.

Requirements: Successful candidates must be able to assist in writing planning documents associated with all projects, including the capacity to research and develop background information, communicate results, and/or analysis.  Candidates must also be able to summarize information, identify key ideas, and propose viable solutions.  Strong writing skills, with accuracy and attention to detail are essential.

Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office products are required, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Knowledge of internet research and website navigation skills are essential.  GIS mapping, Google SketchUp, and Adobe Pro experience are preferred.

Individual must possess a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle to be used for business purpose travel within the region.

Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited college or university with preference given to major course work in the fields of planning, public administration, community development, economics, or other related fields of study.  Relevant experience may be substituted for education.

Compensation: Full-time employees receive full benefits, including, healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick days.  Income will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, salary history and list of references to Executive Director, Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments, P.O. Box 3553 Camdenton, MO  65020 or email to linda.conner@loclg.org.

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is an equal opportunity employer.

Economic Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Hazard Mitigation

Date Posted: December 22, 2020

Position: Economic Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Hazard Mitigation Planner

Employment Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Economic Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Hazard Mitigation Planner is an employee of the Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, one of Missouri’s 19 Regional Planning Commissions. The position requires abilities in leadership, planning, and stakeholder collaboration for economic resiliency planning and hazard mitigation.

Essential Functions:

  1. Establish and maintain a meaningful and effective working relationship with state and federal government agencies and private sector partners.
  2. Develop, plan, organize, and administer policies and procedures to ensure objectives and deadlines are met.
  3. Implement economic recovery and resilience plans with the goal of rebuilding resilient and sustainable communities throughout the organization’s region.
  4. Assist in local, state, and federally led coronavirus recovery planning efforts among the most highly impacted communities.
  5. Help identify economic development grant-eligible projects with state and federal resources for locally impacted communities to ensure these entities take full advantage of available funding opportunities.
  6. Serve as a liaison between local, state, and federal partners in order to speed the recovery process through strategic technical assistance and local capacity augmentation for the highly impacted communities within the organization’s jurisdiction.
  7. Facilitate the implementation of locally generated disaster recovery economic development projects developed as part of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) or CEDS-aligned economic recovery and resilience plan.
  8. Compile and draft information required for the Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plans for our region.
  9. Coordinate all meetings, set deadlines, monitor activities and timelines that involve outside parties.
  10. Work closely with the Emergency Management Director of each county to gather information.
  11. Communicate directly with State of Missouri Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), when necessary.
  12. Collecting in-kind hours that serve as match from counties for grant funding.
  13. Compiling and drafting information.
  14. At times perform duties out of this scope of work, in order to assist others in completing projects.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:


  1. Action Orientation: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and shows dedication for all organization-sponsored events; sees programming as challenging and worthwhile; seizes opportunities when they arise.
  2. Self-Knowledge: Knows personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits; seeks feedback to gain insights from mistakes; open to constructive criticism and looks forward to balanced performance appraisals.
  3. Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to see the event completed to a successful conclusion; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  4. Creativity: Strives to develop new and unique ideas for implementing regional leadership; uses brainstorming and other techniques to achieve new and innovative approaches.
  5. Priority Setting: Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing the established goals; focuses on the most important tasks and spends time wisely on what is important.

Technical Skills:

  1. Finance and Budgeting: Is knowledgeable in the financial systems of the program as well as developing program budgets for grant applications.
  2. Community Engagement: Establishes and maintains linkages with key stakeholders, utilizes leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build consensus within community partnerships. Collaborates with community partners to promote the program principles.

Organizational Knowledge and Skills

  1. Problem Solving: Draws on multiple sources of information to research solutions, and has a strategic, “big picture” focus in assessing solutions and can anticipate consequences.
  2. Political Savvy: Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the problems lie and plans approach accordingly.
  3. Judgment/Decision-making: Makes sound judgments by asking good questions and probing all possible sources for answers; makes decisions after exploring alternative options that are based on logical assumptions and factual information taking into consideration resources and boundaries; and looks beyond the obvious, not stopping at the first answer.
  4. Planning and Organizing Work: Accurately identifies the length and difficulty of tasks and projects; establishes a course of action to accomplish specific goals; and anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks.
  5. Community/Customer Focus: Proactively develops community relationships by making efforts to listen to and understand the constituent; gets first-hand information and uses it for improvements in programs; anticipates and provides solutions to community needs; establishes and maintains effective relationships with the community to gain their trust and respect; and gives high priority to community satisfaction.
  6. Ethics: Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and difficult times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; is seen as a direct, truthful individual who can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner.

Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills

  1. Teamwork/Cooperation: Works effectively with team members and executive director as well as the various community agencies to accomplish program goals; assists team members with tasks to meet deadlines.
  2. Giving and Receiving Feedback: Provides timely information that people need to know for the success of the program, and provides direct feedback and information to team members, local governments and other parties so that accurate decisions can be made.
  3. Listening: Practices attentive and active listening, having the patience to hear people out and can accurately restate the opinions of others even when there is disagreement.
  4. Interpersonal Savvy: Possesses an approachable demeanor; builds appropriate rapport and constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; and practices active listening skills.
  5. Understanding Others: Listens carefully to understand various points of view, whether or not he/she agrees; accepts diversity in others; can predict what others will say or do across different situations; manages all kinds and classes of people equitably; and deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, handicaps, ages and both sexes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: BA/BS in public administration, non-profit administration, planning, economic development, or related field preferred but not required.

Experience Level: Prior experience with project management and grants is preferred.

Other: Experience with the Microsoft Windows operating system, including Microsoft Suite. Comfortable with standard office equipment, including, smart phone, tablet, and laptop computer. Position requires occasional evening and weekend duties. Must be willing to travel via personal vehicle. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Legally eligible to be employed in the United States.

Work Environment: Temporarily Remote due to COVID

  • 75% of time spent in temperature-controlled office.
  • 10% of time spent at local meetings.
  • 10% of time spent at trainings, meetings, and conferences.
  • 5% of time spent traveling.


  • 100% paid employee health/dental/vision insurance
  • Competitive retirement package through MOLAGERS
  • Paid time off
  • Flex Time
  • Comp Time
  • 12 Paid holidays
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

Salary Range: $37,000 – $41,000

Application Process
To be considered for the position, please submit a resume by January 8, 2021 via email to gbrinks@hstcc.org.

Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments is an equal opportunity employer.

Community Development, Transportation Planning & Economic Recovery Positions

Date Posted: June 24, 2020

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission (GHRPC) is in search of individuals to fill positions in the areas of Community Development, Transportation Planning, and Economic Recovery from Pandemic and Flooding Disasters. The positions will be responsible for the delivery of services and programming in the Green Hills region; however, remote and contract employment arrangements will be considered.  Skills required for the position include: Professional writing and communication skills, excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem solving abilities and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, without direct supervision.

The individuals chosen for this position will be expected to work a flexible schedule including evenings.  Travel throughout the region and occasional travel to Jefferson City, St Joseph, Columbia and Kansas City required.  Dependable personal vehicle and valid driver’s license a must.

Computer skills required with proficiency in internet based platforms, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.   GHRPC has a competitive benefit package and salary will be commensurate upon candidate’s experience. 

Resumes accompanied by a cover letter and three professional references may be mailed or emailed to Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, Attn: Executive Director at 1104 Main, Trenton MO  64683 or via email to jackie@ghrpc.org

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.