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City of Fort Lauderdale Floodplain Development Review Specialist/CRS
Federal Emergency Management Agency Floodplain Specialist
Atkins Global - Jacksonville, FL Environmental Engineer
Flood Control District of Maricopa County, AZ Project Manager - Planning Branch
Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Mitigation Planner
Michael Baker International Civil Engineering Lead, Reno, Nevada
Wisconsin Sea Grant Wisconsin Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellowship in Coastal Resilience, Coastal Engineering
WEST Consultants, Inc. Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer
Department of Ecology - Thurston County, WA Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4)
Environmental Science Associates Restoration Design Engineer - San Francisco, CA
Environmental Science Associates Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer - Northern California
Environmental Science Associates Coastal Engineer - Northern California
Association of State Floodplain Managers Senior Policy Advisor


Position Title:
Floodplain Development Review Specialist/CRS
Employer: City of Fort Lauderdale
Address: 700 NW 19 Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Contact Person: Jody Blake
Phone Number: 954-828-5244
Job Location: Fort Lauderdale
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: $72,912.68 - $113,009.35 Annually
Benefits: Too many to list!!!
Job Description: The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking a Certified Floodplain Management (CFM) candidate who has specialized knowledge of the Community Rating System (CRS). This ideal candidate is someone who can not only review and analyze plans to determine compliance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), City of Fort Lauderdale Building and Zoning Ordinances, the Florida Building Code, and related technical codes, but someone who can take the lead role in coordinating the City's Community Rating System (CRS) activities with FEMA and the Insurance Services Office.

The successful candidate will ensure that the City meets required responsibilities in order to maintain and improve the Citys classification and flood insurance discount in the program.

The CRS Specialist will report to the Floodplain Manager, and is expected to make independent decisions and judgments on Floodplain Management and CRS issues. They will also perform plan review as a Floodplain Development Review Specialist and apply for and coordinate grant activity.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements include:

Associate's Degree

One year of Floodplain Management/CRS experience.

Certification as a Floodplain Manager (CFM)
Comments:
How To Apply: You may send a resume to jblake@fortlauderdale.gov or apply online
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/19/2019

Position Title: Floodplain Specialist
Employer: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Address:
Contact Person: Robert Adams
Phone Number: 202-802-2603
Job Location: US Wide
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule:
Pay Range: $61,218 to $ 79,586 per year
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement
Job Description: When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Duties:
Review and implement Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands, environmental and historic preservation laws, other executive orders, regulations, standards, policies, guidelines for FEMA funded activities, and the 8-step review process.

Determines the applicable level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and prepares related documents.

Serves as a technical specialist on floodplains and wetlands, providing advice and assistance to FEMA program staff, state emergency management staff, Tribal, state, local governments, and eligible private non-profit entities for development, execution, and monitoring of environmental and historic preservation requirements.

Performs or oversees program administration work, such as technical project monitoring and evaluations, to meet environmental and historic preservation responsibilities.

Analyzes a wide range of environmental and floodplain, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues
Qualifications: This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Cadre (EHP) announces the hiring of EHP Environmental Floodplain Specialist (EFSP) position under FEMA's Core Program.

Key Requirements:

This position requires a Public Trust background investigation.
You must be a U.S. citizen or National to be considered for this position.
This position is 100% travel, and you will be required to travel up to, but not limited to 320+ days a year. When not deployed, your duty station will be your residence of record (ROR).
You must have completed a BA or Masters degree program . You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
Comments: Please Note This Position is 100% Travel and will on the road 300+ days a year support disasters. Lodging, Rental Cars, and perdiem provided.
How To Apply: Please apply by sending your resume to ehpcadre@fema.dhs.gov
Link to online application:
Application Deadline: 3/25/2019

Position Title:
Environmental Engineer
Employer: Atkins Global - Jacksonville, FL
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Job Duration: FullTime
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Job Description: SNC-Lavalins Atkins business is one of the worlds most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalins Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalins Atkins business was ranked as the worlds 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalins Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Jacksonville, FL Transportation Group as an Environmental Engineer.

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE
Under supervision, performs routine engineering work while developing professional proficiency. On design assignments, works to learn how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On assignments involving investigations and planning, works to learn the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On assignments involving construction activities, works to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering drawings and specifications into the constructed product. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

JOB DUTIES
* Assists in the Administration of the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Maintenance Environmental Program.
* Helps oversee the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS-4) permits, Basin Management Action Plans, and all associated TMDLs.
* Assists with the disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, hazmat spill mitigations and other solid/hazardous waste issues within Maintenance.
* Conducts independent technical assessments, compliance reviews and inspections associated w/ vehicle maintenance shops, car washes, back flow prevention, NPDES, water/waste water treatment facilities.
* Coordinates with Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to ensure the Departments Maintenance Environmental Programs are in compliance with FDEP regulations and requirements. Supports the environmental expert in Maintenance.
* Assists with the management of Local Agreements and contracts.
* Assists with all activities associated with Maintenance Environmental budget planning, scope/contract preparations and selections.
* Issues Contract Work Orders, monitors contract expenditure and processing consultant invoices for payment.
* Outreach program with local agencies.
* Conducts and coordinates trainings to Departments employees on hazmat material handling, hazmat spill mitigation, and NPDES requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* B.S. in Engineering. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in a branch of Engineering directly related to hiring discipline; no experience required with a Master's degree.

SPECIAL SKILLS
* Strong interpersonal skills; good public speaking ability; strong project financial management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
* Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills.
* PC and CAD skills required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
* E.I. or EIT desired.
* Environmental Engineer preferred (or Civil Engineer with experience or concentrated coursework in environmental).
* Position will work as an embedded employee with the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 in their Jacksonville Urban Office (located in Jacksonville, FL) - with a possibility at request to work in Lake City.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:
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Qualifications: Please see job description
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How To Apply: Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Y291cnRuZXkuaG9sbGFuZC41ODU2Ni4xMDMyNkBhdGtpbnNnbG9iYWwuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/13/2019

Position Title:
Project Manager - Planning Branch
Employer: Flood Control District of Maricopa County, AZ
Address: 2801 W. Durango Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
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Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon- -Fri
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Job Description: Position Overview
The Project Manager performs professional planning/engineering work of considerable complexity related to project management of Public Works planning and projects. This is characterized by the overall responsibility and accountability for the total project and budget of major engineering and construction projects or programs.

Essential Job Tasks
Provides leadership, direction and guidance in planning and management of project management processes and procedures.
Manages consulting engineers, planners, contractors, and other staff to assure proper execution of all phases of the program and projects.
Plans the work and directs the development of drainage studies, flood hazard mitigation alternatives, public involvement process, and scope of work, criteria, standards and specifications.
Resolves complex problems, and assures conformance to project plans, and to county, state, and Federal regulations.
Assures projects meet scope, schedule, cost and quality requirements.
Provides technical direction in the planning, and review of flood hazard identification and flood hazard mitigation concepts.
Evaluates and analyzes issues, stakeholder concerns, and recommends and implements solutions.
Assures effective communication of issues and strategies.
Reviews project documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
Coordinates and facilitates development of studies, project design concepts, and estimates for public works projects, which may include; work scheduling, project scope, and budgets.
Prepares and presents reports on project performance and financial status.
Participates on various technical and advisory teams, providing advice and information on project status and safety issues.
Advises, coordinates and serves on planning and negotiation teams.
Provides guidance and assistance to Department staff, consultants, and technical advisors on planning or construction and engineering contract issues.
Provides technical assistance on contract development and requirements, contract objectives, and scope of work.
Prepares, negotiates, and maintains project authorizations including MOU's, Resolutions, and IGA's and other associated project documents.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications: Position Qualifications
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in a work related Engineering discipline or physical or biological science and three (3) years of professional civil engineering, planning or related work experience.

Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, OR by the technical board of another state, with the ability to obtain Arizona Registration within six months of employment. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

The principles and practices of planning, and/or civil engineering, as well as oversight of public involvement activities.
Negotiation, project management, administration, and contracts.
The principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, and strategic planning.
Planning principles and/or civil engineering, practices, terminology, and procedures.
Skill in:
Supervising a diverse work group, and delegating tasks and authority.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Working under pressure of deadlines, and establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with department staff and other County departments.
Operating a personal computer utilizing specialized software.

Ability to:
Deal with diverse stakeholders and special interests groups.
Interface with technical and non-technical public and private sectors
Coordinate, direct, and provide expertise on complex flood control projects or functions.
Facilitate and manage effective working relationships and teamwork among staff and between organizations.
Communicate effectively both verbal and written.


Preferred education and/or experience:
A Masters' degree. Professional civil engineering, planning or public administration experience. Public works or planning department experience.

Preferred training, certifications and/or other special requirements:
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Registration.

Working conditions:
Must be able to work in a normal, indoor office environment and occasionally outdoors; must have manual dexterity of hands and body to operate office equipment; must be able to manage frequent interruptions, time pressures, high work volumes, multiple and complicated tasks, unscheduled tasks, team-oriented activities, prompt decision-making and interaction with government officials and the public; must constantly maintain concentration, accuracy, ethical behavior and a professional demeanor.
Comments: This position is in the Planning Branch, see the job posting for additional information related to this position, and how to submit an application online.

See the web site for other positions that are available.
How To Apply: Submit online.
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/5/2019

Position Title:
Mitigation Planner
Employer: Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Address: 301 Centennial Mall South, 4th Floor
PO Box 94676
Lincoln, NE 68509
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Phone Number:
Job Location: Lincoln, NE
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8AM to 5PM
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Job Description: The position is located in the Engineering and Technical Services Division of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR). This position performs supervisory and specialized professional work in flood mitigation planning and floodplain management, as well as provides technical assistance to communities and other state agencies. The successful candidate will be customer-focused, detail-oriented, and a strong technical writer. Strong time management, problem-solving, and communication skills are essential for this position. See the job posting for more information.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in a field related to water resources planning plus six years of related experience. Experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
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How To Apply: Click Here
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 7/1/2019

Position Title:
Civil Engineering Lead, Reno, Nevada
Employer: Michael Baker International
Address: Reno, Nevada
Contact Person: Polly Boardman
Phone Number: (775) 412-4607
Job Location: Reno, Nevada
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Flexible
Pay Range: Negotiable
Benefits: A great benefits package (medical, dental, vision) 401(K) matching Paid personal time off A tuition reimbursement program Internal training programs for various career paths Flexible work environments, including potential alternative work schedules
Job Description: The successful candidate will be leading and growing our Engineering practice in Reno, Nevada. This opportunity is ideal for a motivated Doer-Seller with experience in the local engineering industry. The lead must demonstrate strong project management skills and have the ability to adapt to the Michael Baker International operational processes while working with a positive, innovative local and regional team. The position will grow and manage a team dedicated to engineering services to execute existing work and to grow the practice.

Youll be expected to lead design project teams and to mentor new staff.
Business development strategy with local team of other managers, proposal preparation, and presentation.
Establishment of work plan and staffing for each phase of projects, arrangement for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
Participation in marketing and client development activities.
Interaction with internal and external clients to ensure project delivery and client satisfaction.
Direction and coordination of activities and project personnel to ensure project progression on schedule and within budget.
Qualifications: Youll need at least 10 years of related industry experience.
Demonstrated successful working relationships on behalf of client interests
You thrive in an innovative, team spirited environment with no complacency and a focus on our strategic imperatives for growth
Registered Professional Engineer in Nevada required, or the ability to obtain NV certification ASAP after being hired.
Demonstrated track record of winning and serving clients.
Familiarity with project management processes, from chase to contract to project closeout.
Experience participating at local municipal meetings, coordinating with other project professionals, meeting with clients, and meeting/negotiating with various permit agencies.
Comments: Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.
How To Apply: Online application at Michael Baker International Website
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 3/31/2019

Position Title: Wisconsin Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellowship in Coastal Resilience, Coastal Engineering
Employer: Wisconsin Sea Grant
Address: 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI
Contact Person: Jennifer Hauxwell, jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu
Phone Number: 608-263-4756
Job Location: Madison, WI
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule:
Pay Range: $40k-$55k
Benefits: full benefits
Job Description: Seeking postdoctoral and post-masters applicants for the J. Philip Keillor Wisconsin Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellow

Application Deadline: March 28, 2019

The Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program seek postdoctoral and post-masters candidates interested in tackling science and policy challenges related to increasing coastal community resilience across the Great Lakes region. Together, these programs will fund this state Science-Policy Fellow position, named in honor of a longtime Sea Grant coastal engineering expert Phil Keillor, to celebrate his legacy in building resilience in Wisconsin communities. The Fellow will work closely with Wisconsin Coastal Management Programs Natural Hazards Work Group, Sea Grants coastal engineer, local government representatives, and researchers from a variety of fields to tackle the important challenge of connecting science related to coastal processes with communities that could benefit from the information. There is some flexibility in the specific questions and approaches that the Fellow will tackle and employ, and we seek applicants from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, geology, meteorology, social sciences, ecological modeling, limnology, etc. Some specific priorities include:
Continue the UW Sea Grant update efforts on the Coastal Processes Manual (3rd Ed)
Assist with a NOAA Coastal Resilience Grant project as opportunities arise, including creating education materials on resilient coastal practices, participating in community engagement activities, and developing web-based resilience resources.
Assist Fellow partners with extension opportunities associated with building resilience in Wisconsin communities
Pursue relevant coastal hazards and resilience opportunities with other local, state, and regional Great Lakes entities as they arise, including coordination with Illinois and Indiana programs and participation in the Great Lakes Chapter of the American Beach and Shore Preservation Association
This Fellow will be stationed in downtown Madison with the Coastal Management Program at the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and will be working with researchers from across the state, region and country, in addition to stakeholders and policy-makers in Wisconsin. The position requires occasional travel, including overnight stays.
This Fellow position will provide a unique educational and career opportunity for a recent graduate who is interested both in aquatic resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in Wisconsin. This program places a recent masters or doctoral graduate within a state agency full-time for one year, with the Fellow bringing technical skills to benefit water issues and challenges while receiving valuable real-world science-policy experience from the resource professionals who will serve as mentors. These mutually beneficial partnerships will result in advancing science to support policy decisions as well as valuable training opportunities for new professionals entering the work force.
More detail on the fellowship is below. If you have any questions, please contact:
Jennifer Hauxwell at jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu or (608) 263-4756.

Stipend and Expenses
Annual stipends are dependent on the Fellows academic background, with post masters Fellows earning $40,000 and postdoctoral Fellows earning $55,000, both with additional benefits (see - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/benefits/new-emp/grad.aspx). Fellows will be allotted up to $2,000 to cover fellowship-related travel and can include conferences. Additional travel associated with the fellowship may be covered by the host agency at the agencys discretion.

Application Requirements
Application packages should be sent to jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu at the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and should include:
1. A cover letter that describes your background and abilities, your expectations from the fellowship experience and how this experience fits with your career goals. (2 pages or fewer)
2. Curriculum vitae with relevant educational, professional and volunteer experience. (no length limit)
3. Copies of all official undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.
4. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicants major professor; if no major professor exists, another faculty member at the same institution, familiar with your academic record, may be substituted. References should email letters directly to jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu.
5. Up to 4 writing samples, both formal and informal (e.g., journal articles or other technical documents, popular articles, web resources, etc.)

Selection Process
Wisconsin Sea Grant staff will identify a short list of candidates for interviews. Interviews will be conducted by a panel of UW and Wisconsin Coastal Management Program staff members to determine the best fit for the position. It is expected that applicants will possess a strong aquatic sciences and water resources background, strong analytical skills, an ability to manage projects and work independently, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Length of Assignment
The length of assignment is one year with an anticipated start in summer 2019. This timeline may be adjusted to accommodate academic semester needs or the needs of the candidates or funding institutions.

Timeline
March 28, 2019 Deadline for submission of applications
Mid April Interviews
June 2019 (approx.) Fellowship begins
Qualifications: Eligibility
Any student or postgraduate who will have graduated between spring 2018 and summer 2019 with a degree in an aquatic sciences-related field is eligible to apply. Fellows must have completed all degree requirements before starting the fellowship.
There is some flexibility in the specific questions and approaches that the Fellow will tackle and employ, and we seek applicants from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, geology, meteorology, social sciences, ecological modeling, limnology, etc.
Comments:
How To Apply: see job description
Link to online application:
Application Deadline: 3/28/2019

Position Title:
Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer
Employer: WEST Consultants, Inc.
Address:
Contact Person: HR Manager
Phone Number: (503) 485-5490
Job Location: San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX; Bellevue, WA
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Mon-Friday, 8am-5pm, but flexible
Pay Range:
Benefits:
Job Description: If you are interested in working on some of the most challenging water resources issues of our time, WEST has a job opportunity for you. WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, is seeking energetic and ambitious applicants qualified to apply for an Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer position. Positions are being considered for our San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; and Bellevue, WA office locations.
Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
Apply ingenuity and creativity to solve complex hydrologic and hydraulic engineering problems over a wide range of applications.
Conduct water resources engineering evaluations and studies.
Assess and evaluate complex water resource systems including watersheds receiving rain and snow.
Analyze and perform hydraulic design of reservoirs, channels, and other hydraulic structures.
Conduct riverine and estuarine hydraulic and sediment transport modeling using single and multi-dimensional numerical models.
Use GIS tools to pre- and post-process data.
Prepare figures, maps, and graphics.
Organize, manipulate, and evaluate data using spreadsheets or other engineering software.
Prepare technical reports and memoranda.
Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications: Experience Requirements:
0-10 years related experience.

Skill Requirements:
In addition to being enthusiastic about working in the field of water resources, the successful candidate should have the following skills:
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently & manage time, as well as work as part of a team.
Strong computer skills. Knowledge of programming languages such as Visual Basic and Python is a plus.
Excellent problem solving abilities.
Knowledge of HEC models such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS. Knowledge of other models, as well as GIS software, is a plus.

Educational Requirements:
Masters Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering or water resources related field is required.
Comments:
How To Apply: If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above and have a passion to help solve complex water resources problems, submit your resume and cover letter to hrm@westconsultants.com.
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/30/2019

Position Title:
Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4)
Employer: Department of Ecology - Thurston County, WA
Address: 300 Desmond Dr SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Contact Person:
Phone Number: (360) 407-6000
Job Location: Thurston County - Lacey, Washington
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Work Days
Pay Range: $59,148.00 - $77,616.00 Annually
Benefits:
Job Description: Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner (Environmental Planner 4) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. We are a very small team of professionals who operate under the oversight of a statutory board of directors in a fast-moving, dynamic environment with responsibility for coordinating an extensive set of non-regulatory processes that involve multiple external partners.
We are looking for applicants who are creative problem solvers, have the flexibility to rapidly respond to emerging issues, and work well with local government staff and officials as collaborative partners. We seek applicants with the ability and enthusiasm to generate interest in and encourage progress on tackling complex and challenging issues.

As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecology.wa.gov.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
Duties
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.


Program Mission: The Office of Chehalis Basin's (OCB) primary purpose is to aggressively pursue implementation of an integrated strategy and administer funding for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species restoration in the Chehalis river basin.

Some of the key work activities of the Flood Risk Reduction Coordinator/Senior Planner position are:

Interact collaboratively with local government staff and officials regarding flood damage reduction strategies and opportunities.
Generate sustained interest and cooperation from local government and community partners.
Develop a plan for the Chehalis Basin Board to prioritize and sequence funding and technical assistance to support flood resilience in basin communities.
Manage grants and contracts for structure elevations.
This position will be expected to accomplish:
Development of the Boards Community Flood Assistance and Resilience (CFAR) plan/approach that achieves buy-in from local government partners and property owners, and enthusiastic support from Chehalis Basin Strategy stakeholders.
Execution of flood resilience projects such as structure elevations, retrofits and acquisitions/buyouts.

This is a very unique opportunity to work with local governments to plan for and execute projects on the ground that immediately provide flood resiliency.

We are a very small non-regulatory team within a larger agency, which requires the flexibility to work independently while maintaining an awareness of and connection to the larger organization.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 9, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 8, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth


Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.

*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information



Supplemental Information

Application Instructions

In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach the following documents as an attachment to their application:

A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required/desired qualifications of this position.
A Resume.
Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

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Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree or above with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.

AND

Three (3) years of professional experience in floodplain management and planning, land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development.

OR

One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Planner 3, provided that at least a Bachelor's Degree has been obtained in one of the areas of study identified above.

OR

A Bachelor's degree with major emphasis in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, landscape architecture, geography, land use or environmental law, public administration with an environmental emphasis, or closely related field.

AND

Five (5) years of professional experience in land use, urban, regional, environmental, or natural resource planning, and/or program development, which includes three (3) years of professional experience in floodplain management and planning.

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the state's Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act, Critical Area Ordinance requirements, Floodplain Management Act, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, FEMA's Community Rating System and the National Flood Insurance Program.
At least five (5) years of professional experience implementing a flood risk reduction/flood proofing investment program at the federal, state, tribal or local level.
Experience working for local, state, federal or tribal resource management agency in a planning, programming, policy, or permitting capacity.
Professional experience providing technical assistance to local governments re: floodplain ordinances: Providing scientific, technical, and policy assistance to local governments.
Working knowledge of community-specific property protection strategies and experience developing community-specific property protection strategies.
Certified AICP Planner.
Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM).

Special Requirements / Conditions of Employment:

Possess a valid driver's license.
Comments:
How To Apply: Apply online through the following link:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/4/2019

Position Title:
Restoration Design Engineer - San Francisco, CA
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 550 Kearny Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact Person: Paul Luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: Any ESA Bay Area office (SF, Oakland or Petaluma)
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: ESA is seeking an experienced restoration design engineer to join our expert team of planners, hydrologists, geomorphologists, and engineers in the Bay Area (Petaluma or Oakland office preferred). The position includes management and leadership of innovative, science-based habitat restoration projects varying in scale and complexity in rivers, creeks and wetlands. Many of our multi-objective projects often involve direct collaboration with ESAs Biology, Cultural Resources and Permitting practitioners as well as coordination with other project teaming partners. Primary responsibilities include leading the development and production of engineering plans and specifications, basis-of-design documents, and cost estimates; and providing construction support. This is a project management position with that requires effective staff, schedule and budget management as well as business development and contract acquisition activities.
Qualifications: The minimum requirements for this position are a B.S. or higher degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, a valid (or pending) professional engineers license (P.E.), and 4 years of relevant work experience. Training and/or experience working in California watershed systems including hydrology and hydrologic modeling, hydraulic analysis, AutoCAD Civil 3D, fluvial or estuarine geomorphology, fish passage, design of habitat structures, project permitting, project management, staff supervision and business development are desirable. You must have excellent writing skills and the ability to verbally communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

ESA works primarily in California, but has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title:
Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer - Northern California
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 2600 Capitol Avenue Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact Person: Paul luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: Sacramento
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: The Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer will work closely with senior staff in ESAs Northern California Region to expand our Sacramento Environmental Hydrology & Design practice in the areas of flood management, habitat restoration and water resources engineering. ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice has a long history of integrating rigorous engineering analysis with an understanding of natural processes to create creative, multi-benefit solutions to flood management challenges. In this context, our practice spans flood management planning, habitat restoration design, hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, climate adaptation planning and design, integrated water resources engineering and more. The Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineer will support all aspects of the Environmental Hydrology & Design practice in Northern California, but will focus on hydraulic and hydrologic analysis for flood-related projects primarily in the Central Valley region.
Projects
From major river and wetland restoration design projects to specialized studies of climate change hydrology, ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice spans a diversity of water resources planning and design projects. Project opportunities for the successful candidate would span all facets of ESAs Environmental Hydrology & Design practice, but would focus on interdisciplinary, multi-benefit flood management planning and engineering in the Central Valley region. Project opportunities include: existing on-call contracts with DWRs Division of Flood Management, Division of Operations and Maintenance, and Division of Engineering; as well as opportunities with local and regional agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Job Responsibilities
As a result of ESAs strategic growth, our Northern California Environmental Hydrology & Design practice is seeking to add an experienced hydrology and hydraulics engineer with strong modeling skills to our team. This position will support our expanding Sacramento/Central Valley flood management practice, based out of ESAs Sacramento office in the Northern California region.
Your primary responsibilities will include:
Supporting flood management, restoration, and water resources engineering projects, primarily through simulation modeling and associated report preparation.
Building and maintaining strong and responsive client relationships in Sacramento and the Central Valley.
Maintaining a positive and collaborative work environment that promotes professional growth and success.
Supporting proposal preparation.
Ensuring that all work products and services meet ESAs quality criteria and applicable professional standards.
Furthering a legacy of quality service and innovation.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will:
Have expertise in effectively applying hydrology and hydraulics models (e.g., HEC-RAS, both 1D and 2D; HEC-HMS; TUFLOW; MIKE-FLOOD; SRH, both 1D and 2D) for evaluation of project concepts and designs.
Demonstrated capabilities in associated skills, such as applying HEC-FDA for risk analysis, use of GIS for pre- and post-processing, scripting (e.g., Visual Basic), and coding (e.g., Python).
Be familiar with Central Valley flood management stakeholders, facilities, operations, and regulatory environment.
Possess effective problem-solving and critical/analytical thinking ability.
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience.
Have some degree of experience in project management or supporting project management.
Enjoy working in and contributing to a team-oriented, collaborative work environment.

Qualified candidates should have a BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or a related discipline and a minimum of 4 years experience; a Masters degree and/or professional registration (e.g. P.E.) and a minimum of 3 years experience; or Ph.D. and a minimum of 2 years experience.
Training and/or experience in fluvial geomorphology, estuarine systems, CEQA/ NEPA compliance, and environmental regulatory permitting are all desirable.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm that is a leader in water resources management and ecosystem restoration. Our work integrates rigorous science with practical engineering solutions to address a range of problems affecting environments from the headwaters to the coast. Ranked as a Zweig White Top 10 Best Environmental Firms to Work for. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title:
Coastal Engineer - Northern California
Employer: Environmental Science Associates
Address: 550 Kearny Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact Person: Paul Luhmann
Phone Number: 415-962-8419
Job Location: San Francisco
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F
Pay Range: DOE
Benefits: Yes
Job Description: ESA is seeking a Coastal Engineer to join the Coastal Zone Engineering and Management practice in Northern California. You will work closely with our existing team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, biologists, engineers, and regulatory experts to help manage, restore, and enhance our natural shores and wetlands. Primary technical responsibilities include quantitative analysis of physical processes and engineering in support of multi-objective planning and design projects, including shore and wetland restoration design, natural resource management, flooding and erosion studies, and sea-level rise adaptation planning.

Typical projects include:
Surfers Point Managed Shoreline Retreat design
Ocean Beach Master Plan
Oro Loma Horizontal Levee design
San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines project
Dutch Slough Tidal Wetland Restoration design

Qualifications: You must have 4 years minimum relevant work experience and a Master's of Science or higher degree with a strong technical foundation in physical coastal processes such as wave theory and modeling, coastal flood hazard analysis, and sediment transport analysis and modeling. You must have or be working toward a California Professional Engineers license, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to work effectively on teams with a variety of stakeholders and other professionals. Project management experience including responsibility for schedule, budget and deliverables for multi-disciplinary projects is strongly desired.

Other desired qualifications include:
Business development experience including preparation of competitive proposals and budget estimates.
Experience in production of construction documents, including plans, specifications and cost estimates
Demonstrated ability to write clear and concise engineering and scientific reports and papers
A passion for the restoration of natural systems and processes.

ESA works primarily in California, but has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required. While locating in our San Francisco or other Northern California offices is preferred, well-qualified candidates in Southern California, Oregon, Washington and Florida may be considered.
Comments: Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAs scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 4/3/2019

Position Title: Senior Policy Advisor
Employer: Association of State Floodplain Managers
Address: 575 D'Onofrio Drive
Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719
Contact Person: Chad Berginnis
Phone Number: 608-828-3000
Job Location: Madison, WI
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule: Full Time
Pay Range:
Benefits: Excellent benefits package
Job Description: The Association of State Floodplain
Managers (ASFPM) seeks an experienced
policy advisor to represent the
Associations members and Chapters in
providing input into national and state flood
policy. ASFPM is a national professional
non-profit organization with a mission to
reduce flood losses in the nation and to
recognize the value of the natural functions
of floodplains.

This position would be a key leader on
ASFPMs policy team. And also providing
assistance to ASFPM chapters on state
policy issues as necessary.

Key activities of this position include:

Work independently or as part of a team to
develop ASFPM policy positions. These
may be on specific items in legislation,
rulemaking or upon request from federal or
state agencies, ASFPM leaders/chapters,
etc.

Identify, pursue and maintain opportunities
for partnership with other partner
organizations whose mission is consistent
with ASFPMs.

Write blogs, factsheets, sign-on letters,
talking points, testimony, questions for the
record, report language and other
materials targeted at decision-makers and
influencers.

Develop ASFPM policy content for a
variety of communications, development
and campaigns support materials (such as
e-action alerts, direct mail, issue one-
pagers, ASFPM publications and funding
proposals and reports). Acts as the lead
on developing web-based policy
campaigns using ASFPMs CQ Engage
platform.

Represent ASFPM at conferences, forums,
and other gatherings, including Chapter
conferences.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in relevant field (e.g.:
law, public policy, public administration,
city and regional planning, law); Masters
degree or JD preferred.

7+ years experience and knowledge of
federal/state government affairs and
advocacy, working effectively with
Congress and Federal agencies to
accomplish the legislative and policy goals
of the organization.

3+ years experience in analyzing policy
issues.

Experience and familiarity with state
government in flood risk and water
resource management issues.

Strong communication and organizational
skills. Ability to rapidly analyze and explain
complex policies in a clear and concise
manner.

Highly developed writing skills required,
including the ability to write public
testimony, conference papers, reports,
issue briefs, and regulatory comments.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively
and collaboratively with Board of Directors,
committee chairs, staff and volunteers at
all levels and across organizational units.

Deep commitment to ASFPMs mission and
goals.
Comments: To apply, please email:
cberginnis@floods.org with Senior Policy
Advisor as the subject line of your email
with the following attachments:
1. Cover letter outlining your credentials
and why you are the appropriate person
for this job
2. Resume detailing your experience
and qualifications
3. Writing sample including a policy
analysis that you have written
4. List of three professional references
(References will be contacted from the top
2-5 candidates)
5. Salary requirements

This position is open until filled.
How To Apply:
Link to online application:
Application Deadline: 4/1/2019





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