SEMO RPC Employment Opportunities

Position: Diaster Resiliency & Recovery Planner (2 Year Contract Position)

Status: Open - Accepting Applications

Instructions to Apply

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 written professional references to SEMO RPC either by mail at: SEMO RPC, 1 W. Saint Joseph Street, Perryville, MO 63775, or by e-mail at The position is open until filled, but consideration of applicants will begin on December 15, 2020.

The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Disaster Resiliency & Recovery Planner (Two-Year Contract Position)
Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission
The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission (SEMO RPC) is seeking a qualified person to work as a Disaster Resiliency & Recovery Planner for the Commission.  Qualified applicants should have an undergraduate degree or tangible work experience in Planning or a closely related field. In the event the degree is not related to Planning, prior training directly related to the job description is preferred plus one-year experience in Planning or have an equivalent combination of education and experience in a professional setting.

This position is currently funded by a two-year grant to the RPC. At the end of the two-years, further employment may be available based on funding levels and contractor’s work performance.

Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Responsible for resiliency and recovery planning activities conducted by the RPC.
  • Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies and officials in the development of planning work products.
  • Conduct public meetings and other public outreach efforts as related to planning activities.
  • Collect data for development of planning products from a wide variety of sources on topics such as demographics, economic activity, disasters, etc.
  • Develop plan documents, including narratives, technical descriptions, charts, graphs, etc.
  • Coordinate with other RPC staff to develop maps and other planning products and supplements.
  • Provide technical assistance to communities and organizations in implementing their resiliency and recovery goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the Executive Director.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Planning, or a related field
  • One (1) year of progressive work experience performing planning activities and developing planning work products.
  • Familiarity with current Microsoft office production software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with State and Federal grant programs


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Employee occasionally works outside and is subject to weather conditions
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Attendance at evening meetings as needed
  • Travel with overnight stays possible
  • Must reside within commuting distance of RPC seven-county region