Hazard Mitigation Subject Matter Expert
In this position you will be responsible for identifying opportunities for hazard mitigation in accordance with FEMA Sections 404 & 406. Under these responsibilities, you will develop, analyze and prepare mitigation recommendations utilizing FEMA Section 404 & 406 of the Stafford Act. The position generally acts as an advocate for the recipient or sub-recipient and coordinates strategies that comply with FEMA Section 404 & 406 requirements and provide hazard mitigation advice for FEMA Public Assistance recovery for our client. The position will include, but is not limited to, the identification, development and review of technical federal applications for structural mitigation projects such as flood proofing structures, elevation of flood prone structures, road repair / rebuild, soil stabilization, storm water management, and other flood control projects. You will develop hazard mitigation proposals (HMPs), conduct reviews of FEMA-written HMPs and provide comments, and review Project Worksheets (PW) to maximize mitigation participation and funding. You must have significant experience addressing strategic issues in disaster recovery operations that have complex political and programmatic elements in order to be considered.
These positions are full-time and are located either stateside at home or in our Puerto Rico office.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Review projects to identify and develop hazard mitigation proposals
- Perform visits onsite inspections to identify possible mitigation measures
- Coordinate with various Hazard Mitigation staff and the State Hazard Mitigation Officer
- Provide guidance on the FEMA Sections 404 and 406 Hazard Mitigation Programs
- Assist Technical Team with the development of benefit cost analysis
- Review benefit cost analysis
- Advise on PWs to ensure to maximize mitigation participation and funding
- Optimize procedures and maintain communication and focus
- Maintain, track cases assigned and provide input where necessary in the data management information system
- Review project work sheets, DDDs, Site Inspection Reports and photos to ensure appropriate mitigation measures are included- Excellent customer service skill set, ability to listen and facilitate work through completion
Requirements:- 10+ years of progressive experience as a Hazard Mitigation SME with knowledge in the ability to employee mitigation techniques for land, construction, engineering, and/or hydrology projects
- Experience in FEMA Section 404 and/or 406- Public Assistance experience
- Familiar with FEMA’s Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), RS Means cost estimation software & FEMA’s cost estimating format
- Must be a U.S. Citizen to obtain a FEMA identification badge- Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance including fingerprints, credit and extensive background check
- Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Preferred Skills:- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
- Prior FEMA experience- Engineering background
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