Floodplain Management Specialist
State Floodplain Management Office
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is independent professional work coordinating, consulting or assisting in the management of a statewide, division, or district program; or performing other comparable work, including data entry and analysis, training, report writing or preparation of correspondence.
Coordinates statewide data collection for federal reports related to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Coordinates work plans and monitors programs for a segment of Florida’s NFIP.
Maintain and increase knowledge of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations, maps and insurance elements, as well as state, local and other federal regulations and their application to local communities and floodplain development in Florida.
Conduct Community Assistance Visits in local NFIP communities, including ordinance review, touring floodplains and inspecting local permit files and other program-related documents or records.
Conduct Community Assistance Contacts via telephone or field interviews with local officials of NFIP communities, including ordinance review.
Create and electronically file required reports and related documents in a timely fashion, following state and federal procedures and protocols.
Respond to citizens, local officials and others via telephone, electronic or other mail and/or face-to-face, offering technical program assistance as required, recording these interactions per program requirements.
Perform other work as assigned, including but not limited to related research, written products, local involvement, attending, conducting and/or facilitating workshops, training or other meetings, making presentations and/or meetings with local governments, etc.
Perform assigned duties during EOC activation in support of emergency response and recovery efforts.
Travel as necessary to accomplish the Division’s objectives, including deployment for disaster events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Knowledge of land use planning, building codes and enforcement, flood hazard mapping methodologies, intergovernmental cooperation, communication mechanisms, post-disaster recovery or program management.
Ability to travel overnight and/or throughout the State as necessary to conduct site visits; to communicate with all levels of government, elected officials and the public.
Ability to conduct training and facilitate meetings.
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 collect, evaluate, analyze and interpret technical data. Ability to organize data into a logical format for presentation in technical reports, documents and other written materials.
Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; ability to convey information clearly in writing.
Demonstrated oral communication skills.
Ability to assist in disaster operations and activations as instructed.
Working knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and email systems.