Civil - Environmental, Civil - Water / Wastewater, Civil Engineering
This individual will be responsible for administering the floodplain management program. In this role the individual will be responsible for the daily implementation of flood loss reduction activities including enforcing the affected community’s flood damage prevention ordinance, updating flood maps, plans, and policies of the community, and any of the activities related to administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Issue permits for development in the community’s floodplain and enforce the requirements of the community Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
Explain floodplain development requirements to community leaders, citizens, and the general public when requested.
Maintain records and documents that keep the community eligible to participate in the FEMA’s NFIP and Community Rating System (CRS).
Maintain community floodplain management files, the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) files, the (community name) floodplain management program documents, building permits, variances, FEMA map revisions (LOMC’s), elevation certificates(with original signature and seal).
Maintain the Community Floodplain Management Reference Library.
Review, approve or deny updates and revisions to the community’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM’s).
Assist elected officials in the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the community’s overall Floodplain Management Program as well as formally adopting and periodically updating the community Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.
Review and coordination of community floodplain-related projects, studies and plans initiated by Federal and State Agencies, non-profit organizations, and others.
Provide floodplain management guidance related to community drainage improvements, flood protection, floodplain management, and flood mitigation projects.
Function as the community representative for floodplain management studies, plans, and mapping activities initiated by Federal and State Agencies, Regional Planning Commissions, Flood Control and Drainage Districts, adjacent communities and others.
Assist and cooperate with FEMA and State Floodplain Manager representatives during Community Assistance Visits (CAV), Community Rating System (CRS) Program reviews, and other floodplain management program actions for coordination.
Monitor and coordinate other Federal and State Floodplain Management programs.
In emergency situations, including disaster response and recovery, participate on the Emergency Response Team in a capacity specified by the community’s chief administrative officer.
Employee will be responsible for maintaining The City of Central’s compliance as a co-permittee in the Parish Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4); reviewing SWPPPs and NOIs; and for inspecting active construction site BMPs and issuing citations for violations. Candidate should have, or be willing to obtain, training and certification as a Qualified Compliance Inspector Stormwater (QCIS) at a minimum.
Employee will also issue Disturbance Permits and Culvert Permits in compliance with current City of Central Codes and Ordinances.
Employee will review Construction Documents for completeness & accuracy, and for compliance with all Federal/State/Local Ordinances. He/she will also function as a Subdivision Inspector, overseeing construction and monitoring lab results.
Employee will assist Public Works Director with simple Drainage Analyses when requested, using available drainage maps and LiDAR data.
Serve as back up permit technician (building permits).
Floodplain Development, Permitting & Mapping
Issue floodplain permits for structures within floodplains and inspect development to determine compliance with the community development standards and NFIP requirements. Duties include establishing base flood elevations (BFE’s) in Zone A areas, prohibiting development within floodways; assisting in adoption, maintenance and enforcement of the community’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance which may include fines and penalties. Duties include maintenance of records regarding development; building permit applications, receipt of fees paid, site plans, surveys, permits and approvals from other agencies, elevation certificates, LOMC’s, appeals, appellant board actions, variances, correspondence, Certificate of Occupancy, and other related floodplain management.
Review proposed development to assure that all necessary permits and approvals have been received from those governmental agencies from which approval is required by Federal or state law, including Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, modifications to designated historical structures, Executive Order 11988 (Federal floodplain management requirements), and Executive 11990 (protection of wetlands).
Explain the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program and the community’s program to the general public, elected and/or appointed community decision makers, developers, architects, engineers, land surveyors, planners, and the media.
Maintain a floodplain management reference library that includes current and previously published: Flood Insurance Study Reports; Flood Insurance Rate Maps; Flood Boundary Floodway Maps; Flood Hazard Boundary Maps; Drainage Master Plans, Comprehensive Master Plans, zoning requirements, Flood Mitigation Plans, Hazard Mitigation Action Plans, community permit procedures; floodplain management plans, studies, and publications related to the community and adjacent areas (county-wide); current and past copies of Flood Damage Prevention Ordinances and related ordinances; community codes and development procedures pertaining to drainage, land use and floodplain management; floodplain management correspondence files; building permit files; FEMA/NFIP Biennial Reports; Community Rating System (CRS) Program files; NFIP flood insurance policy and claims data; NFIP Repetitive Loss Lists; and community disaster response and recovery records. Maintain separate sensitive documents that contain Privacy Act information such as property owner’s name, repetitive loss and NFIP claims paid information and handle in a confidential manner.
Review, approve and/or deny updates (revisions) to the community’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM’s) which occur through remapping efforts such as FEMA Multi-Year Flood Hazard Identification Plan (MHIP) and FIRM map revision actions that include Letters of Change (LOMC), Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA), Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMA), Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F), and Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-F). The floodplain manager will enforce the requirements described in FEMA/FIA Technical Bulletin 10-01 and FEMA’s LOMR-F that require certification that structures built on fill in or near Special Flood Hazard Areas are “reasonably safe from flooding”.
Review all floodplain related projects received from Federal and State Agencies, such as the S. Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Federal and State Department of Transportation (DOT), community departments, and others to ensure compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and (community name) Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance requirements.
Function as the community representative for all floodplain management and flood mitigation projects.
Duties include preparation of applications for funding, supervision of project design, construction management, project implementation, and project close out, for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, Hurricane – Property Protection Mitigation (HPPM), 406 Mitigation (Public Assistance), and other Federal and state funded floodplain management or mitigation programs.
Ensure that the Floodplain Manager's Office is equipped with sufficient copies of the current community and/or county-wide Flood Insurance Study, Flood Insurance Rate Maps, available GIS, topographic and aerial mapping, Elevation Reference Mark (ERM) data, and floodplain management reference These documents are to be reviewed and updated annually, or as studies and publications become available.
Conduct educational programs for realtors, lenders, builders, engineers/land surveyors, general public, and other interested groups on a scheduled basis. Coordinate these training efforts with the State NFIP Coordinator, FEMA Regional Office, State or National Floodplain Management Associations, Regional Planning Commission, and others to capitalize on ongoing training activities. Maintain a supply of floodplain management publications to distribute to the development community and local citizens.
Maintain a current call list and website address list of Federal and state agencies, such as FEMA national and regional offices, USA Corps of Engineers districts, State NFIP Coordinators office, State Department of Transportation, River Authorities, Drainage and Flood Control Districts, and others.
Disseminate information, data, status reports, and situation reports.
Coordinate and conduct damage assessment surveys in post disaster.
Conduct an annual review of the FEMA “Repetitive Loss” list to identify properties, located within the community, to verify accuracy and establish priorities for possible mitigation. Correspond with FEMA to verify the “Repetitive Loss” list accuracy as requested.
Function as the community representative for FEMA mitigation projects (HMGP, FMA, PDM and other Federal and State Programs) that are submitted by the community or by citizens of the community. Duties include preparation of funding applications, oversight for project design, construction, implementation, and closeout for all community mitigation projects. Maintain approved FEMA mitigation grant records and project documentation required by the State NFIP and/or State Emergency Management Office and FEMA for project closeout and audit and future reference.
Provide technical guidance on the various mitigation methods available for citizens of the community including: acquisition and relocation; elevation; demolish and rebuild; floodproofing; and retrofitting.
Work with the community planning and public works departments on projects and activities that reduce flood damages and respond to Federal and State directives and other pertinent references in order to comply with National Flood Insurance Program requirements at the Federal and State levels. Assist in drafting updated community plans and procedures.
Prepare all required reports for all active FEMA mitigation grant projects for submission to the State NFIP and/or Emergency Management Office.
Review, edit, and process all periodic invoices received from contractors performing mitigation projects, to the appropriate community accounting office for payment as well as preparing subsequent reimbursement requests to the State NFIP and/or Emergency Management Office to recover the FEMA (Federal) share for all mitigation projects.
Initiate, manage and document community CRS activities to maintain and improve, when possible, the community CRS classification.
Ability to prepare and present clear, concise reports both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental/ private/ public officials and employees, and the general public.
Ability to learn and utilize various computer software programs such as Word, Excel, GIS (Arc View, et), and particularly those related to the NFIP permit requirements.
Equipment - will need to utilize office and field deployed machines such as computers, photocopiers, fax machines, calculators, cameras, and personal computers.
Basic knowledge of principles of surveying, building construction, hydrology and hy Knowledge of basic computer software programs.
Skills in public speaking and interpersonal relations with the public.
Training in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) preferred.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality requires that individuals working on construction sites be considered “Qualified Personnel,” meaning a person knowledgeable in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment controls. This person should also possess the skills to assess conditions on a site that have potential to impact stormwater quality and to inspect the effectiveness of all sediment and erosion control measures utilized throughout project duration.
Must possess a valid driver's
Previous experience and/or training involving floodplain management.
Civil Engineering experience.
Hours of Work
40-hour week - normal work hours, Monday thru Friday.
Subject to 24-hour call and must respond in a timely manner during an emergency.
May require evening and weekend duty.
Location of Work
The Floodplain Manager will operate throughout the community to complete work assignments.
Duties of the Floodplain Manager require fieldwork duty, as well as office duty.
Internal Number: 2003
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