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Planning plays a vital role in supporting the Corps of Engineers Civil Works water resources development mission. Through planning activities, including feasibility studies, Continuing Authorities Program studies, watershed studies, comprehensive/large scale studies, general reevaluation studies, validation studies and other post-authorization change studies - and more, Corps planners help decision-makers identify water resources problems, conceive solutions to them, and compare the importance of the inevitable conflicting values inherent in any solution.

The Planning Community Toolbox includes a wealth of information for planners and project delivery teams, including the policy, guidance, processes, and tools that are used every day in planning.

Key Resources
 Black Dot Image Engineer Regulation 1105-2-100: Planning Guidance Notebook - The Planning Guidance Notebook provides the overall direction by which the Corps of Engineers civil works projects are formulated, evaluated, and selected for overall implementation. This includes all appendices that were written at a later date.
 Black Dot Image Feasibility Report Format and Content Guide (2021) - This guide provides general recommendations for the format and content of USACE feasibility reports with an integrated Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The guide can be used a starting point for nearly all feasibility reports and is appropriate for use by entry-level to senior planners. It may also be used as a reference for policy reviewers and technical specialists. The format described in the guide is not mandatory.
 Black Dot Image Planning Workforce Development Guide (2020) - This document provides PCoP members guidance in holistic development based on their individual career goals and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to excel in USACE water resources planning. JUNE 2020 UPDATE: The Planning Workforce Development Committee has been diligently adding content over the past six months, and all but two appendices are complete. Appendices A and B (Career Roadmaps & KSAs) are still under development and will be added later this year.
 Black Dot Image Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations (2019) - Partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: A Guide for Communities, Local Governments, States, Tribes, and Non-Governmental Organizations provides potential sponsors with information on the programs and processes available for non-Federal partners and USACE representatives to work together to address the Nation’s water resources problems. The Guide includes an overview of the USACE Civil Works Program and describes how USACE can work with local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and other non-Federal partners on activities ranging from technical services and advice to planning and constructing water resources projects. A previous version of this document was originally published as the Project Partnership Kit by IWR back in 1996 and revised in 2001.
 Black Dot Image SMART Planning Feasibility Studies: A Guide to Coordination and Engagement with the Services (2015) - This guide was developed through a collaboration between the Corps, USFWS and NMFS. The Guide provides an overview of the SMART Planning process and demonstrates how key environmental coordination and compliance activities fit into that process. The Guide highlights opportunities for engagement and coordination at all stages of a planning study, re-emphasizing the need for early coordination.

 
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Policy and Guidance Updates
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Planning Community Webinars
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Notices
 Black Dot Image Community Planner, Chicago District (GS-11/12) - The Chicago District has an open interdisciplinary position to serve as a Community Planner (GS-11/12). Responsibilities of the incumbent include: serving as lead planner for multi-disciplinary teams evaluating and developing solutions for a variety of water resources and civil works projects; formulating solutions and guiding the determination of socio-economic, engineering, and environmental impacts and benefits of the alternative water resources alternatives evaluated during the planning process; authoring, reviewing, and editing decision documents including reports for submittal to the MSC, Headquarters, other agencies, and ultimately, Congress and the Office of Management and Budget; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with project sponsor(s), stakeholders, and fellow agencies concerned with water resources planning, management, and regulation for the study area; and arranging public meetings and workshops, and coordinating study committee meetings to facilitate full participation by the non- Federal sponsor(s), other agencies, groups, and individuals. This position may be filled from the Community Planning, Economist, General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or General Physical Science job series. For more information, or to apply, please see the USAJobs posting (announcement number SWGJ224344274882HW).
 Black Dot Image Interdisciplinary, HQUSACE Environmental Division (GS-14) - The Headquarters Military Programs Directorate, Environmental Division has an open interdisciplinary position (GS-14). Responsibilities of the incumbent include: exercising program and project management methods/techniques applied to environmental cleanup and compliance programs and environmental missions; executing investigations and remedial responses to address Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste contamination and Unexploded Ordnance, Discarded Military Munitions, and Munitions Constituents to include Chemical Warfare Materiel; managing activities such as: planning, design, construction, and environmental management in support of environmental funded programs; developing and maintaining the USACE Environmental Community of Practice (ECoP); responsibility for building partnerships across military programs, civil works, research and development, and other environmental stakeholders to promote a cohesive agency environmental mission and understanding; promoting a vibrant and diverse career program for environmental professionals; sustaining environmental technical competencies; and providing support to the Environmental Advisory Board and the Environmental Contracting Acquisition Working Group. This position may be filled from the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, General Physical Science, Health Physics, Chemistry, or Geology job series. The duty location is negotiable after selection. For more information, or to apply, please see the USAJobs posting (announcement number NCFL214536496852).
 Black Dot Image Planner, Alaska District (GS-11/12) - The Civil Project Management Branch Planning Section within the Alaska District has an open developmental position to serve as a Planner (GS-11/12). Responsibilities of the incumbent, in a developmental capacity at the GS-11 level and in a full performance capacity at the GS-12 level, include: formulating a public involvement program for each study; representing the Corps of Engineers at meetings with agencies, groups or individuals; providing technical planning project support within the Civil Works Branch under the Programs and Project Management Division; providing technical management of water resource studies to assure completion on time and within resources; determining scope of the project and detailed study objectives, developing study concepts, and defining approaches to completion of the various study elements. This position may be filled from the Economist, General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or General Physical Science job series. The duty location is in Anchorage, Alaska. Reimbursement of relocation expenses may be authorized for this position in accordance with agency policy. For more information, or to apply, please see the USAJobs posting (announcement number WTEV214545848186HW).
 Black Dot Image Restoration & Recovery Section Chief, Jacksonville District (GS-13) - The Jacksonville District Planning & Policy Division, Environmental Branch has an open supervisory interdisciplinary position to serve as the Restoration & Recovery Section Chief (GS-13). Responsibilities of the incumbent include: applying and resolving problems independently within applicable Public Law, policies, regulations, and directives of this and higher authority; responsibility for leading and managing an inclusive, diverse workforce in a manner that leverages the talents of each employee; ensuring that the workforce is appropriately recruited, selected, developed, utilized, appraised, and recognized; respecting, understanding, valuing and seeking out individual differences; developing strategies to use new technology to enhance productivity and quality of business decisions and to assess the impact of these technological changes within the organization; and developing and using equitable performance measures that embody merit principles to hold self and others accountable for achieving results. This position may be filled from the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or General Physical Science job series. Reimbursement of relocation expenses may be authorized for this position in accordance with agency policy. For more information, or to apply, please see the USAJobs posting (announcement number SCGV214504804099).

 

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