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Community Rating System (CRS) – Business Professional II

Public Works
Sarasota Operations Center, 1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240
Salary Range
Open 01/07/2021 to 04/02/2021
Job Description

This is professional work coordinating the County’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Program and supporting County FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) public education.

Job Description:

Overall CRS Program Support

Oversees implementation of credited activities to maintain CRS classification, and advises FEMA and its ISO/CRS Specialist of activity modifications. Cooperates with the ISO/CRS Specialist and the verification procedures for annual recertification. Maintains CRS activity records until they are reviewed at a verification visit. Ensures flood protection projects and drainage system maintenance activities are compliant with federal environmental and historic preservation requirements. Participates in the cycle verification process.

Public Education and Outreach

Develops presentations, outreach and distribution of public information. Develops educational programs and multi-media material for commercial and residential property owners, realtors, mortgage lenders, insurance agents, etc. for appropriate CRS/flood protection and mitigation topics and activities. Public presentation. Responds to media and citizen requests relating to CRS Program and flood insurance/mapping questions. Conducts residential and commercial site visits to discuss drainage issues and flood mitigation options.

Grant Preparation, Reporting and Tracking

Monitors availability of state and federal grants; interviews potential citizens interested in funding for flood mitigation; establishes needs and coordinates and determines applicability, assures county qualifies to makes application. Provides expertise for project management activities, progress, and compliance; prepares complex reports, Board memos, other financial documents as required. Independently monitors and provides for quarterly reporting, legal inquiries, and retention for audit purposes.


Monitors national and state legislative and insurance updates for FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (44 CFR) and the Community Rating System. Provides comment and overview as it relates to cost and availability of flood insurance.

Inter-Agency Coordination/Regulatory

Provides education and support for development and reporting efforts related to the CRS program. Works with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to ensure coordination of the County’s Local Mitigation Strategy, grants and overall CRS Program.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business, or other related field and two (2) years professional experience. Progressively responsible related professional experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required degree. Registration as a Florida Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, Community Rating System and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; flood mitigation techniques and applications; elevation certificates; risk map revisions; letters of map change; knowledge of flood insurance, Florida Building Code and general construction/development regulations; technical document review; public speaking; GIS (ArcMap).


Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!

For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit SCGov.net for additional information.

Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.

Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco Free/Drug Free Workplace

Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5741.

Application Deadline: 04/02/2021 5:00 PM
How to Apply: Click Here to Apply