Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for coordinating the County's Community Rating System (CRS) activities and works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Insurance Services Office, Inc. to document and verify the County's involvement in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System. This position will ensure that the County meets these responsibilities in order to maintain and improve Martin County's classification and flood insurance discount in the program. This position will report to the County Engineer / Floodplain Administrator and work in an independent manner, without close supervision, and is expected to make independent decisions and judgments on Floodplain Management and CRS issues.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
- Reviews and interprets Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
- Reviews building permit applications for compliance with the Martin County Land Development Regulations, as they pertain to flood protection, including the determinations of substantial improvement or damage.
- Maintains elevation certificates, flood insurance rate maps, flood insurance studies, and letters of map amendments, as required.
- Reviews, researches, and compiles materials in the application of the County's NFIP Community Rating System program for flood insurance discounts.
- Conducts reviews and analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Repetitive Loss list for structures located throughout Martin County.
- Answers all questions related to the National Flood Insurance Program posed by citizens, insurance agents and communicates with the public as needed.
- Responds to National Flood Insurance Program inquiries from FEMA through investigation and providing written reports on the completed results to the appropriate requestor.
- Assists the County Engineer as directed; coordinating Martin County concurrence or acknowledgement for Letter of Map Amendments and Letter of Map Revisions.
- Ensures that flood protection projects and drainage system maintenance activities are compliant with federal environmental and historic preservation requirements according to the Community Rating System manual.
- Works with GIS staff to ensure that Martin County’s GIS products are updated with map changes and new elevation certificate information.
- Implements and presents public program information and outreach products.
- Ensures compliance with higher regulatory standards.
- Provides routine field reviews, responds to specific complaints, and documents observations involving improper use or modification of space below a building's flood protection elevation.
- Provides Flood Zone determinations to Martin County citizens, insurance agents, lending institutions, and real estate brokers.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Flood Plain Management.
- Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, County and municipal laws, regulations and practices as they relate to the NFIP, the CRS, resiliency, disaster preparedness and response, and hazard mitigation.
- Considerable knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding Floodplain Management.
- Knowledge of communication systems and software applications.
- Ability to utilize various software applications such as Word, Excel, GIS (ArcView, etc.), and others that facilitate the implementation of NFIP guidelines.
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, manage and direct flood plain mitigation projects and programs, and affect quality outcomes in a timely manner.
- Ability to analyze and interpret floodplain management plans, aerial maps, statistical analyses, Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS), databases, facts, and exercise sound judgment in the decision-making process.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of contacts in Federal, State, County, and community organizations, as well as the general public.
- Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate multiple work projects.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Emergency Management, Community Development, Insurance Services, Public/Business Administration, Engineering or other related field and one (1) year experience in the administration and planning of floodplain management.
In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, an Associate’s Degree with major course work in Planning, Emergency Management, Community Development, Insurance Services, Public/Business Administration, Engineering or other related field and three (3) years of experience in the administration and planning of floodplain management may be substituted.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
Certified Floodplain Manager Certificate preferred.
Florida Blue - Blue Options Medial Plan & PPO Dental:
- Employee only $65.66 (26 pay periods)
- Employee Family $164.33 (26 pay periods)
The Employee Wellness Center may be utilized by all covered employees and their covered dependents at no cost.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Annual Funding:
- Employee only $470 (employer funded)
- Employee Family $940 (employer funded)
Additional Insurance Plans:
- Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- 12 – Paid Holiday’s annually
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Florida Retirement System (FRS)
Martin County Board of County Commissioners
2401 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, Florida, 34996
Phone (772) 463-2855