Resilience Programs Manager

The City of Miami

$30.48 – $57.48 Hourly
$2,438.66 – $4,598.47 Biweekly
$5,283.77 – $9,963.36 Monthly
$63,405.26 – $119,560.27 Annually


This is advanced professional and supervisory work with technical and administrative responsibility in analyzing, understanding, planning, and preparing for the effects of sea level rise in the City of Miami.   An incumbent should possess strong research, organizational, leadership, interpersonal, problem-solving & communication skills, and be able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Reports to the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), or designee, and will be the lead staff person within the Office of Resilience and Sustainability responsible for the coordination and implementation of the City’s resilience strategy related to addressing increased flooding risks associated with sea level rise.

Coordinates and implements strategies and initiatives addressing increased flooding risks associated with sea level rise in the City of Miami
Identifies and communicates the complex issues and risks stemming from sea level rise
Creates policies and/or recommends changes to existing policies in order to mitigate risks
Provides specific targets and performance measures for the impact of strategy and initiative implementation, including, but not limited to: cost/benefit analysis, pros and cons, timeframe, and progress
Manages and builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders, community partners, elected officials, community organizations, and residents in order to achieve programmatic and strategic goals
Assists in securing funding and recommending proper resource allocation to ensure implementation, buy-in, and sustainability of new and proposed solutions
Builds an extensive and current understanding of flood and sea-level rise mitigation and strategies, and the City’s current storm water infrastructure
Works closely with the City’s Floodplain Administrator to review and formulate new policies and procedures related to floodplain administration, floor and ground elevations, and new construction
Performs other related duties, as required.
A Bachelor’s degree and thorough (4 – 7 years) professional administrative or project management experience in water resources, civil or environmental engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning engineering, water management policy or related fields and some (6 months – 2 years) experience in managing public processes and working with public interest groups. Certification as a Floodplain Manager is highly preferred. Ability to speak Spanish also preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a Bachelor’s degree.
Thorough knowledge in a broad range of topics related to sea level rise, climate change, resilience and associated issues
Thorough knowledge of the built and natural infrastructure in cities, especially in storm water management, or in related fields such as civil or environmental engineering, landscape architecture, and/or urban planning.

Thorough knowledge of management, evaluation, and monitoring principles practices and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of federal and private grants which provide funds for municipal programs and the grant writing and application process.
Considerable knowledge of modern office appliances, practices and procedures.
Some knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures.
Excellent organizational and reporting skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, stakeholders, community partners, and the general public.
Ability to engage with city residents and business owners to inspire and build excitement about strengthening the community and social resilience

Ability to resolve conflicts among diverse groups with differing agendas to ensure progress on strategies and initiatives
Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, orally and in writing.


Personal computer with keyboard, including the use of word processing software; typewriter; calculator; photocopier, telephone, and other general office equipment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works primarily in an office setting and occasionally travels by vehicle to conduct site visits and informational presentations. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet but an employee will occasionally exposed to moderate to loud noise when out in the field.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Work is performed in the field and in an office environment.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate a computer and other office equipment, as needed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, talk, or hear, use hand to finger, handle, feel and/or operate objects.  The employee is frequently required to operate and travel by automobile.  Occasionally, there is a need to reach and perform moderate (15-50 lbs.) lifting, occasionally overhead, to place and retrieve documents.

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