The Planning Associates (PA) Program is an advanced training opportunity in water resources planning offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The goals of the PA Program are to broaden planners competencies in solving complex water resources problems and challenges, and to strengthen their leadership talents. The Program curriculum is rich in team building, leadership training, experiential training in the Corps Civil Works business programs, case studies, individual and group projects, instructional training and experiences, and many networking opportunities with leaders from the public and private sectors.
The PA Program is targeted to journeyman-level professionals in the field of water resources, which is generally at the GS-09 through the GS-13 level of Federal service. The program consists of approximately 15 weeks of rigorous training over a two-year period (to include webinars) scheduled in 1-2 week blocks.
Members of the 2021 PA Class are:
Justin Brewer, Economist at Omaha District
Tom Herbert, Lead Planner at Nashville District
Erin Maloney, Lead Planner at Chicago District
Jessie Mizic, Plan Formulator/Sociologist at Seattle District
Jennifer Shunfenthal, Regional Planner at Norfolk District
Steve Stalikas, Economist at Buffalo District
Corrie Stetzel, Water Resources Planner at Sacramento District