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Floodplain Manager - Stormwater Utility - Position #791

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$44,387 Annually - Vehicle and cell phone allowance
  • Posted Date:04/14/2017


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POSITION SUMMARY
The incumbent in the position will provide direct support to the Environmental Services Manager and serve as the consultant for floodplain management. The position is responsible for being able to interpret and enforce the Floodplain Management Program with firmness, tact and impartiality. This position must have skills in statistical analysis, and be able to utilize various computer software programs to do with mapping and be able to make state water determinations and identify wetlands. The work of this position coordinates the County’s FEMA Community Rating System for flood insurance discounts and proactively develops or assists with plans for improved rating. This position supports the Columbia County MS4 program. This position must strive to maintain current standards and progressively modify policies to reflect sound practices as it relates to job duties.

The work of this position is typically performed within an office and in the field with the incumbent intermittently sitting, standing, walking, stooping, occasionally lifting light or heavy objects weighing more than 25 pounds. Work may be performed in an office and at field sites where the employee may be exposed to inclement weather, dirt, dust, and machinery with moving parts.

Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in physical or natural science, environmental planning, emergency management, floodplain management, or related field is required; or an equivalent combination of appropriate education, training, and experience necessary to perform the principal functions of the position may substitute for the education requirement. Training in the NFIP and possession of a CFM certificate is desired. Two to five years of related experience is required. Valid driver's license is required.

NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Environmental Services Manager. The Environmental Services Manager assigns work and provides general guidelines, however, the employee is expected to be able to work independently in determining the project scope and organizing work so that goals are reached and deadlines are met.

This position will review site plans for constructing subdivisions, commercial and industrial facilities for conformance with current FEMA, USACE, and GA EPD regulation and Columbia County Code of Ordinances including adopted policies and procedures. Recommendation for improvements to the ordinances and/or policies and procedures to reflect better regulation of growth through construction standards will also be within the scope of this position. The incumbent will maintain current information with respect to design standards and trends in the field for improvement to County standards.

The incumbent will be highly skilled in environmental management. The incumbent will be familiar with State Waters determination and recognizing wetlands.

The incumbent will be familiar with the standard methods of road construction, stormwater infrastructure construction and utilities installation.

Contacts are typically with co-workers, outside engineers, surveyors, contractors, builders, elected officials, department directors, state and federal officials, utility personnel, and the general public. Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Directs the technical review of designs, drawings and plans for construction projects to ensure compliance, accuracy and suitability with respect to established professional engineering design parameters.

Make State Waters determinations and identify wetlands.

Direct Columbia County Floodplain Management program.

Support Columbia County MS4 program.

Assists the Environmental Services Manager as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of FEMA regulations and guidelines for flood mitigation grant work and processes, and knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.

Knowledge and ability to apply industry standards and county codes and regulations that are not completely applicable to the work and that require adaptation, modification or deviation.

Knowledge of Georgia Statues and local resolutions and ordinances relating to floodplain permit requirements and inspection procedures.

Knowledge of the principles, policies and practices of contract administration so as to prepare contract documents within the scope of the work.

Skill in oral and written communications.

Skill in supervision and participation of engineering projects.

Ability to work effectively with co-workers, county employees, and all internal and external contacts.

Ability to prepare written reports.

Ability to use a variety of computer software and applications.

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in physical or natural science, environmental planning, emergency management, floodplain management, or related field is required; or an equivalent combination of appropriate education, training, and experience necessary to perform the principal functions of the position may substitute for the education requirement. Training in the NFIP and possession of a CFM certificate is desired. Two to five years of related experience is required. Valid driver's license is required.

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:     (706) 868-3301













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