Job Posting

Flood Recovery Planner II

Company / Agency

Boulder County Transportation

Contact person

Brian Graham

Position Closes

Mon, June 19th 2017

Experience Level

Mid 1 (1-4 Years)



Salary Range

$55,728.00 to $68,500.00

Job Description



Boulder County's Transportation Department is hiring a Planner II to assist with flood recovery efforts. This position supports Boulder County Transportation Department's disaster recovery efforts to rebuild public infrastructure, consisting primarily of roads, bridges and related structures. The selected candidate will be responsible for writing technical documents, primarily FEMA Project Worksheet Scope Change Requests (Category C), and contributing to the successful reimbursement of capital expenditures through a variety of state and federal funding sources.

The ideal candidate should utilize or have several of the following:
• Comfortable dealing with change and ambiguity;
• Ability to apply professional judgment in evaluating information for accuracy and completeness;
• Ability to be effective and make appropriate decisions based on limited information;
• Ability to learn quickly, work collaboratively and utilize organizational agility to achieve results;
• Experience with transportation capital project planning and procurement;
• Skilled in manipulating spreadsheets and large amounts of data;
• Experience with FEMA's Public Assistance program and writing scope change (version) requests;
• Experience with federal grant management, financial tracking and the communication skills necessary to clearly present complex financial information;
• Experience with roadway engineering best practices and knowledge of local environmental regulations; and,
• A third party certification or license such as PMP, CFM, P.E. or AICP, and/or have completed several FEMA trainings, such as:
     o IS0634 Introduction to FEMA's Public Assistance Program
     o IS0322 Flood Mitigation Basics
     o IS253.a Overview of FEMA's Environmental and Historic Preservation Review

This is a full-time, fully benefited, term position within the Transportation Department and is funded through December 31, 2018, with the potential to be extended beyond that date. The position will be filled at the Planner II level with pay commiserate with the qualifications and experience of the best candidate. Work hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm. This position reports to the Transportation Department's Boulder, CO location. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt from overtime.  

Hiring Salary Range: $55,728.00 to $68,500.00
Examples of Duties





This position reports to the Transportation Flood Recovery Coordinator. Duties and responsibilities of the Flood Recovery Planner may include the following:
• Coordinate and write FEMA PW scope change (version) requests and write Hazard Mitigation Proposals.
• Support capital/ infrastructure projects on a planning level, including supporting the occasional after-hours public meeting, coordinating environmental compliance, ensuring project eligibility, etc.
• Assists with cost projections, maintaining project documentation and tracking contracts, task orders, encumbrances, expenditures, and project status, etc.
• Assists Finance staff with preparing Requests for Reimbursements, responding to Requests for Information from Colorado DHSEM and preparing for financial audits.
• Creates and continually updates procedures to improve project management and business analysis processes. Identifies and coordinates appropriate resources to resolve problems.
• Coordinating program implementation with the Boulder County floodplain administration and permitting group, Floodplain Rebuilding & Permit Information Center (FRPIC) staff, and the Housing and Human Services Department's intake and case management team.
• Developing positive working relationships with County transportation engineering and finance staff, as well as DHSEM and FEMA staff members.
• Provide support for a variety of Transportation disaster recovery programs and other projects, as assigned.





Required Qualifications





• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, civil or structural engineering, urban or regional planning, political science, economics, emergency management, or a related field.

• At least two years of professional experience, ideally including some combination of federal grant administration and management, disaster recovery, development and management of public assistance programs or experience with environmental permitting or capital construction projects.

 Additional related education may count towards required experience.

Please Note: A cover letter is required for this position. If you do not attach one to this application, you will not be considered.



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