Sr Specialist, Floodplain Mgmt

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POSITION TITLE:  Sr Specialist, Floodplain Mgmt   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req7394
DEPARTMENT:  Ut Water UTL Engineering Div
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-Time Regular
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $73,405.00 - 122,340.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANNUAL ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE:   $84,000.00 - $102,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Open until filled.

You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check and motor vehicle report required.

Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

  • Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, domestic partner, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • Paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, and additional one-time bank of 40 PTO hours for new, full-time, Classified and Unclassified Management hires
  • Retirement + company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
  • Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
  • Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance 
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability 
  • Wellness program, workout facilities 
  • Employee/family onsite health clinic 
  • Learning and development opportunities at all levels in the organization with opportunities for career mobility
  • Collaborative work environment

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Job Summary

This role is all about taking charge of the City's floodplain management program. You'll be responsible for making sure that both federally and locally designated floodplains are following the rules laid out in the City Code, State, and Federal regulations.
Your main job is to work together with residents, consultants, developers, and different city departments. You'll be the person they rely on for projects that are located in the floodplain, making sure they meet all the requirements.

But there's more to it! You'll also be in charge of the City's involvement in the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) program. And on top of that, you'll be leading efforts to raise awareness about floods and safety through talking to the public.
In a nutshell, get ready for a role where you'll be problem-solving, coordinating, and being a champion for the community – all in one package. If you're up for a job that keeps you at the center of things and makes a real impact, this could be the one for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Assists in the administration of the City’s floodplain regulations in consultation with other floodplain administrative staff.
  • Administers and manages the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS). Serves as CRS Coordinator.
  • Coordinates with other City departments (GIS, Natural Areas, Building Services, Stormwater Maintenance, etc.) regarding projects located in the regulatory floodplain.
  • Interprets and develops policies, standards, and City Code language as it relates to floodplain management and regulations.
  • Coordinates floodplain map revisions and adoption.
  • Maintains floodplain files and databases.
  • Read and interprets engineering reports and plans, floodplain/floodway mapping, including determining flood elevations.
  • Assists with emergency preparedness and response activities related to flooding, including serving as an on-call person for the City’s flood warning system.
  • Conducts public outreach related to flood awareness and education. Includes preparation of brochures, handouts, web site, presentations, etc.
  • Uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to prepare floodplain maps.
  • Assists with Development Reviews including review of permits, and submittals for compliance with local, state, and federal floodplain regulations and City Code requirements.
  • Provides guidance and explanations of floodplain requirements to the public, developers, engineers, architects, community groups, other City departments, and City Council.
  • Represents the SEDR Division and serves as a technical resource for consultants, developers, City Boards, departments, City Council, and other organizations for floodplain management.
  • Reviews FEMA CLOMR/LOMR submittals for compliance with local floodplain regulations. Includes coordination with FEMA and FEMA’s consultants.
  • Reviews floodplain use permits and no-rise certifications for compliance with City code.
  • Conducts various local site visits as needed.
  • Perform other related work as required or assigned.

Management Responsibilities


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