Chief Resiliency Officer

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration or a related field, plus five (5) years of related experience leading strategic planning and operations in the areas of public policy, urban planning and/or economic community development.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Notes to Applicants

To view the detailed Recruitment Profile for this position, please click here.

How to Apply:
Please visit the Affion Public site to view more about this position and apply.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume for consideration by September 20, 2021 to:
Reference: COACRO

If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate, and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation ( CBI ).

  • Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities, and more. Please click HERE for more information.

Pay Range

Monday - Friday
(Hours may vary depending upon business needs)

Job Close Date

Type of Posting External
Department Management Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Austin, Texas
Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of the complex systems at play between human, environmental, financial, and operational systems in order to proactively plan for future scenarios, combat natural disasters, and support impacted communities in times of crisis.

The ideal candidate will be community-oriented and have experience working as an advocate for different groups by bridging the gap between the City's communications and the communities most impacted and creating awareness around environmental racism and climate justice.

Advanced written and oral communication skills applicable to diverse audiences are imperative. The ideal candidate will value and maintain the prioritization of a collaborative, inclusive culture where equity and diverse expertise are valued.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Develops and implements City-wide urban resilience goals, policies, and strategic plans. Serves as the primary City representative and initial point of contact to the Global Resilient Cities Network platform. Assesses and identifies community needs and opportunities and develops strategic initiatives. Assesses the Global Resilient Cities Network platform and identifies tools and resources of interest to the City of Austin. Researches, analyzes, and identifies funding resources to ensure the program's goals and objectives are met. Creates a comprehensive marketing, communication, and social media strategy to disseminate public information in order to increase visibility and resilience support. Collaborates with other departments and jurisdictions; business and civic groups; academic institutions; and other Local, State, and Federal agencies for multi-jurisdictional projects. Coordinates meetings with the Mayor, City Council, the City Manager, department directors, officials, and other specialized organizations regarding ongoing resilience initiatives. Identifies opportunities for improvement to current strategies. Plans, develops, monitors, and reports on progress toward key resilience milestones. Secures and manages all resilience funding resources and budget. Recruits, develops, retains, and provides guidance and direction to assigned staff to ensure completion of assigned goals and objectives.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of resilience program practices and City operations, budgeting, fiscal administration, management and long-range planning policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the history and legal decisions related to environmental, economic, political, and other factors impacting vulnerable communities.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive knowledge of supervisory techniques and pertinent Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations related to human resource management and customer service/public relations practices and procedures.
  • Skill in comprehensive public speaking and public relations methods to persuade, negotiate, and mediate issues.
  • Skill in navigating decision-making that may seem to "benefit" one group over the other.
  • Skill in interpreting oral, written, mathematical and technical information and data dealing with complex abstract and concrete variables to identify, analyze, and solve practical management problems of considerable difficulty such as development of audit findings and corrective recommendations.
  • Skill in clear, concise, and proficient oral and written communication in English to develop marketing campaigns, press releases; provide technical specifications; negotiate contracts; disseminate information; and prepare and present marketing and promotional programs.
  • Ability to assess current programs and practices for equitable outcomes.
  • Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces and community programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with businesses, financial institutions, coworkers, department heads, officials, customers, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities/populations.
  • Ability to interpret oral, written, mathematical, legal, statistical, and regulatory information dealing with resilience programs, budgets, grants, regulations or policies, ordinances, and standards.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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