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FTN Associates, Ltd. Water Resources Engineer
Maryland Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management Floodplain Management Consultant
Florida Division of Emergency Management Floodplain Management Consultant
Texas A&M Extension Service Urban Planner/Program Coordinator
Federal Emergency Management Management Agency Floodplain Specialist


Position Title:
Water Resources Engineer
Employer: FTN Associates, Ltd.
Address: 3 Innwood Circle, Suite 220
Little Rock, AR 72211
Contact Person: Sharon Phillips, HR Manager
Phone Number: (501) 680-1072
Job Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Pay Range:
Benefits: Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K, and more
Job Description: We are seeking an entry level water resources engineer for performing hydrologic and hydraulic numerical modeling. The position will be located in our Fayetteville or Little Rock, AR offices. The best fit candidate will have the following:

A Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in in water resources with course work in hydrologic and hydraulic numerical modeling.
Registration as an Engineer Intern (or the ability to obtain it within two years). (FTN pays for the professional registrations that we want you to have.)
Experience in scripting (e.g., Python, MATLAB) and/or programming (e.g., Fortran, C++) languages is also desired but not required.
Below are some of the typical duties of this position:

Performing water resources mathematical modeling using models such as HEC RAS, HEC HMS, HEC GeoRAS, HEC GeoHMS, SWMM and other hydrologic, hydraulic, hydrodynamic, and water quality models.
Working with ArcGIS to develop geometry for model input, display model output, and populate databases.
Data collection, data analysis, modeling, and document preparation.
Field investigations/field sampling/reconnaissance.
Qualifications: We are looking for an engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a specialty in water resources and course work in hydrologic and hydraulic numerical modeling. This position requires registration as an Engineer Intern or the ability to obtain it within two years. (FTN pays for the professional registrations that we want you to have.) Valid drivers license with acceptable driving record. In addition, the candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Comments:
How To Apply:
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 2/14/2020

Position Title:
Hazard Mitigation Specialist
Employer: Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Address: 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Contact Person: Kristi Metzger
Phone Number: 410-517-3615
Job Location: Reisterstown, MD
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Regular Business Hours
Pay Range: $21.09 - $27.25/hour
Benefits: Contractual. Please see posting.
Job Description: Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Coordinate with Maryland local jurisdictions to solicit, review, submit, and monitor hazard mitigation projects throughout the entire grant process to include pre-award, implementation, closeout, and post-award
Serve as a member of project teams
Support MEMAs internal capacity building and workforce development
Support Marylands strategic goals and objectives for homeland security
Emergency and Disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by agency Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel
Qualifications: Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One year experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
Comments:
How To Apply: Click Here
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 1/28/2020

Position Title:
Floodplain Management Consultant
Employer: Florida Division of Emergency Management
Address: State Floodplain Management Office
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Office #300D
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Shannon Riess, Program Manager
Phone Number: 850.815.4513
Job Location: Tallahassee
Job Duration: Temporary
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Pay Range: $24.00 to $27.00 per hour
Benefits: Partial Health Insurance
Job Description: This position supports the State Floodplain Manager by helping the State Floodplain Management Office implement Floridas floodplain management and Community Rating System activities within the Division of Emergency Management. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, and organizational and coordination skills. An interest in, and basic knowledge of, flood mitigation and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are expected. Candidates should be able to produce documents using professional government writing style and develop reports concerning local government management of floodplains. The successful candidate must excel at organizing his or her own time and office schedules to ensure that the offices scope of work is effectively accomplished. The candidate should enjoy coordinating with federal and state staff, and local officials such as planning directors, public works engineers, building officials, city or county administrators and elected officials as required. The chosen candidate must thrive in a team environment and maintain the ability to travel, on the average, 25%-35% of the time, as needed.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain and increase knowledge of FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Community Rating System and local activities of state, local and other federal agencies to meet the offices programmatic goals.
Implement Community Assistance Visits (CAVs) by conducting assessments of floodplain developments, making presentations to communities, participating in staff meetings with communities and developing reports and writing letters as part of the States Floodplain Management program.
Create and electronically file required reports and related documents in a timely fashion following state and federal procedures and protocols. Assist in preparing outreach materials on post-disaster flood mitigation provided to local governments.
Respond to citizens, local officials and others via telephone, electronic and hardcopy mail and/or face-to-face, offering technical program assistance as required and recording these interactions per program requirements.
Perform other work as assigned, including but not limited to related research, written products, coordinating and facilitating workshops, training or other meetings, making presentations and/or meetings with local governments, etc. Excellent writing and communicating skills required.
Perform assigned duties during EOC activation in support of emergency response, recovery and mitigation efforts.
Travel as necessary to accomplish the Divisions objectives, including deployment for disaster events.
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS:
A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major or specialty in floodplain management, planning, geography, engineering, natural sciences, emergency management, or related field and/or CFM certification from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Valid State of Florida Drivers License

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of, and the ability and interest to learn about, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Understand, interpret and advocate implementation of the NFIP regulations, Florida Building Code and the Community Rating System.
Ability to write clearly, concisely and professionally with familiarity of governmental styles in report writing. Ability to communicate verbally with small and large groups of people.
Ability to multi-task, prepare reports, work within a team, respond to inquiries according to Division standards and to follow-up when appropriate with measured and professional judgment.
Ability to assist in disaster operations and activations as instructed.
Working knowledge of Microsoft computer software including Word processing, PowerPoint, Excel spreadsheets, email systems, and using the ARC GIS reader software.
A Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification is desirable, but not required.
Comments: POSITION MAY BE EXTENDED FOR SEVERAL YEARS
SPECIAL NOTES:
In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employees position description. Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.
You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and a drug test.
All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening. This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.

Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.
How To Apply: Submit a State job application and resume on line. Inquiries are welcome at the number above
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 1/31/2020

Position Title:
Floodplain Management Consultant
Employer: Florida Division of Emergency Management
Address: State Floodplain Management Office
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd, Office #300D
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Contact Person: Shannon Riess, Program Manager
Phone Number: 850.815.4513
Job Location: Tallahassee
Job Duration: Temporary
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Pay Range: $24.00 to $27.00 per hour
Benefits: Partial Health Insurance
Job Description: This position supports the State Floodplain Manager by helping the State Floodplain Management Office implement Floridas floodplain management and Community Rating System activities within the Division of Emergency Management. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, and organizational and coordination skills. An interest in, and basic knowledge of, flood mitigation and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are expected. Candidates should be able to produce documents using professional government writing style and develop reports concerning local government management of floodplains. The successful candidate must excel at organizing his or her own time and office schedules to ensure that the offices scope of work is effectively accomplished. The candidate should enjoy coordinating with federal and state staff, and local officials such as planning directors, public works engineers, building officials, city or county administrators and elected officials as required. The chosen candidate must thrive in a team environment and maintain the ability to travel, on the average, 25%-35% of the time, as needed.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain and increase knowledge of FEMAs National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Community Rating System and local activities of state, local and other federal agencies to meet the offices programmatic goals.
Implement Community Assistance Visits (CAVs) by conducting assessments of floodplain developments, making presentations to communities, participating in staff meetings with communities and developing reports and writing letters as part of the States Floodplain Management program.
Create and electronically file required reports and related documents in a timely fashion following state and federal procedures and protocols. Assist in preparing outreach materials on post-disaster flood mitigation provided to local governments.
Respond to citizens, local officials and others via telephone, electronic and hardcopy mail and/or face-to-face, offering technical program assistance as required and recording these interactions per program requirements.
Perform other work as assigned, including but not limited to related research, written products, coordinating and facilitating workshops, training or other meetings, making presentations and/or meetings with local governments, etc. Excellent writing and communicating skills required.
Perform assigned duties during EOC activation in support of emergency response, recovery and mitigation efforts.
Travel as necessary to accomplish the Divisions objectives, including deployment for disaster events.
Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS:
A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major or specialty in floodplain management, planning, geography, engineering, natural sciences, emergency management, or related field and/or CFM certification from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.
Valid State of Florida Drivers License

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of, and the ability and interest to learn about, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Understand, interpret and advocate implementation of the NFIP regulations, Florida Building Code and the Community Rating System.
Ability to write clearly, concisely and professionally with familiarity of governmental styles in report writing. Ability to communicate verbally with small and large groups of people.
Ability to multi-task, prepare reports, work within a team, respond to inquiries according to Division standards and to follow-up when appropriate with measured and professional judgment.
Ability to assist in disaster operations and activations as instructed.
Working knowledge of Microsoft computer software including Word processing, PowerPoint, Excel spreadsheets, email systems, and using the ARC GIS reader software.
A Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification is desirable, but not required.
Comments: POSITION MAY BE EXTENDED FOR SEVERAL YEARS
SPECIAL NOTES:
In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employees position description. Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.
You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and a drug test.
All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS: Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening. This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.

Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.
How To Apply: Submit a State job application and resume on line. Inquiries are welcome at the number above
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 1/31/2020

Position Title:
Urban Planner/Program Coordinator
Employer: Texas A&M Extension Service
Address:
Contact Person: smikulencak@tamu.edu
Phone Number:
Job Location: Houston, TX
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Regular Business hours
Pay Range: Commensurate with professional experience
Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, generous health insurance, retirement savings options
Job Description: What's Happening-
The 2019 Texas state legislative
session budgeted $6.8M in funding for
Texas A&M Extension Service to
assist communities with resiliency
planning and disaster recovery. Our
planning team in Houston, as part of
that larger effort, is seeking to hire a
planner as we expand our innovative
participatory GIS program (CHARM)
and planning projects. Flood risk and
mitigation is a huge part of our
community work. The planning team is
housed within the Texas Community &
Watershed Partners (TCWP) program,
a small, independent(ly minded) office
of 12 staff in Houston, TX. The planner
and other new hires will be working as
part of an existing team on a range of
planning projects in partnership with
community stakeholders, elected
leadership, state agencies, and federal
programs.

Position Background-
Our planning program helps
communities plan through effective
land use to grow, reduce risks, and
sustain their natural resources. We
believe that deep public participation
and collaboration technologies are
critical to connecting the dots on
multiple levels and addressing wider
community goals for resiliency,
sustainability, and quality of life. We
are seeking people who thrive on
working with communities to make a
difference on these fronts. The
planning coordinator must be self-
motivated to initiate and lead projects
that both lead to successful planning
outcomes and increases our programs
capacity to engage communities. We
support planning through our CHARM
scenario planning platform, direct
technical support, training, and
facilitation. The hire will work as a
member of the planning team to lead
projects to success, expand our
program, and sustain a fun but hard-
working office culture.

Qualified candidates are expected to
bring subject matter expertise and
experience in local planning,
ordinances, drafting, and research.
Stakeholder management, community
dialogue and facilitation are among the
valued soft skills for this position. The
target years of experience for this
position is 2-5 years of planning
related experience. Salary is
commensurate with applicants
qualifications and experience. Benefits
include paid vacation, paid sick leave,
generous medical insurance package,
and retirement program options.
Qualifications: -Minimum: Masters degree and two
years experience or a Bachelors
degree and 4 years planning
experience is required for this position.

-Experience with project development,
budgeting and proposals are
welcomed.

-The candidate will have a degree in
urban planning, resource
management, or allied discipline.

-A specific planning specialty is not
required, but backgrounds in
comprehensive planning, land use,
natural resource management, or
hazards are highly beneficial.

-Candidates will have demonstrated
knowledge and technical skills in
planning methods, analyses, and
research.

-Effective skills in writing,
communication, and public
engagement are non-negotiable
requirements for hiring.

-Candidates should be highly
comfortable with public presentations
and facilitating community meetings.

-Basic GIS experience is a strong plus.

-Hires must be able to travel overnight
for project work and planning
meetings.
Comments: This is a full time exempt position. Open
until filled. Below date is a tentative
deadline.
How To Apply: Attach via email addressed to our planning program leader, smikulencak@tamu.edu, the following: 1) A cover letter including which position you are applying for; 2) Your resume, with professional references; 3) A three-page sample of your writing.
Link to online application: Click Here
Application Deadline: 2/3/2020

Position Title: Floodplain Specialist
Employer: Federal Emergency Management Management Agency
Address:
Contact Person:
Phone Number:
Job Location: Negotiable
Job Duration: FullTime
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Pay Range: $62,236.00 to $80,912.00 per year
Benefits:
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.

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.

How to Apply:

Submit your resume to EHPCadre@fema.dhs.gov. In Subject line, please put EFSP CORE Position

What to Expect Next:
A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will
inform you when you are being reviewed and/or selected for an interview.
Qualifications: 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).

Preference is that you have completed a BA or Masters degree program in related subject.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.


Special Physical Requirements:

Work is performed at a desk, walking, standing, bending, carrying light to medium objects, and in austere conditions.

You must be able to walk, stand, and sit, for extended periods.

You must be able to work in austere conditions and in undesirable locations.

Work may take place in undesirable conditions that include exposure to excessive heat, unhealthy environments, and extended
hours.

You must be able to stay in temporary housing when deployed if necessary.

Housing accommodations may be limited and require stays in temporary structures without electricity.

Duties:

Review and implement Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands (though the 8-step review process); all applicable environmental and historic preservation laws, regulations, additional executive orders, and policy for FEMA funded activities.

Prepares National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents based on the applicable level of review.

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 groups.

Performs technical project monitoring and evaluations to meet environmental and historic preservation responsibilities.

Analyze and apply a wide range of scientific and technical to environmental compliance review; specifically Executive Orders
11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands.
Comments:
How To Apply: EHPCADRE@FEMA.DHS.GOV
Link to online application:
Application Deadline: 3/31/2020





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