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State of Colorado CWCB Floodplain Mapping Program Manager - Open to current and non-current residents of Colorado in Multiple Locations, Colorado

CWCB Floodplain Mapping Program Manager - Open to current and non-current residents of Colorado

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CWCB Floodplain Mapping Program Manager - Open to current and non-current residents of Colorado

Salary

$101,916.00 - $120,000.00 Annually

Location

Multiple Locations, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

PDA 00065 4-2024

Department

Department of Natural Resources

Division

Colorado Water Conservation Board

Opening Date

05/03/2024

Closing Date

5/28/2024 5:00 PM Mountain

FLSA

Determined by Position

FLSA Status

Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Department Contact Information

Patrick Gerity patrick.gerity@state.co.us

Type of Announcement

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

Primary Physical Work Address

This is a Hybrid position - Work is primarily performed from a home office, however the selected candidate will at times report to the office at 1313 Sherman Street - Denver, CO for meetings, trainings and projects as directed by the supervisor.

How To Apply

Please submit an online application for this position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado. Reach out to the Department Contact to apply using a paper application, including any supplemental questions. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed.

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Department Information

This posting is open to current and non-current residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are selected and accept the position, you will be required to establish residence in the State of Colorado.

Are you interested in investing in a career that makes a difference?

Consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. It’s our mission to manage and conserve Colorado’s natural resources for the benefit of people today – and tomorrow. That means we have to balance development with conservation so the state we all love provides similar opportunities for our children and their children.

We invite you to explore our website at https://dnr.colorado.gov/about-us to find out more about the work we do to manage Colorado’s natural resources for today – and tomorrow.

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.

In addition to offering rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

  • Medical and Dental plans

  • Strong, flexible retirement plans including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus pre-tax 401K and 457 plans

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Employee Wellness programs

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Savings Accounts

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous vacation and sick leave

  • Flexible work schedule options and remote-work options

  • Career advancement opportunities throughout the State system

    Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch

    Colorado Water Conservation Board

    The Colorado Water Conservation Board exists to advocate the protection, conservation, and development of water of the State in order to secure the greatest utilization of such waters for the benefit of the present and future inhabitants of the State of Colorado.

For more information about the Colorado Water Conservation Board, please go to http://cwcb.state.co.us/Pages/CWCBHome.aspx

The Work Unit:

The Watershed and Flood Protection Section of the CWCB exists to prevent flood damages and reduce Colorado's vulnerability to property damage and loss of life, and to create feasible funding packages for flood control and drainage projects for Colorado communities. The Colorado Water Conservation Board advocates the protection, conservation, and development of the waters of the state in order to secure the greatest utilization of such waters and the utmost prevention of floods for the benefit of present and future inhabitants of the State.

Description of Job

This posting is open to current and non-current residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are selected and accept the position, you will be required to establish residence in the State of Colorado.

  • This is a Hybrid position - Work is primarily performed from a home office, however the selected candidate will at times report to the office at 1313 Sherman Street - Denver, CO for meetings, trainings and projects as directed by the supervisor.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Floodplain Mapping Program Manager manages CWCB’s Floodplain Mapping Program and serves as the primary point of contact for flood risk identification and communication throughout the state. This position oversees two other CWCB employees (Flood Mapping Program Assistant and Contract Administrator), manages two consultants who help with daily program operations, and relays high level information and updates to the Watershed & Flood Protection Section Chief and CWCB Director. The CWCB staff and consultants work together to manage a pool of contractor teams who complete data collection, perform the technical analysis and produce related products in partnership with communities and other stakeholders. They also work with FEMA to incorporate the regulatory products into Flood Insurance Studies and onto Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The Floodplain Mapping Coordinator serves as a staff authority on the FEMA Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) programs (Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program and the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Review Partners Program). The ideal candidate for this position is a person who is interested in shaping the Floodplain Mapping Program to effectively and efficiently meet the goals and objectives of the program while providing leadership to communities, consultants, and partner agencies to help raise awareness of Colorado flood risk and flood-related natural hazards.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and develop policies related to flood hazard data and floodplain mapping.

  • Prepares and submits FEMA grant applications to obtain federal funding for the CTP programs included under the Floodplain Mapping Program.

  • Applies for and obtains state funding to support additional Floodplain Mapping Program projects and provide leverage for FEMA funding.

  • Monitors Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) cases with FEMA headquarters and makes recommendations for resolution of issues.

  • Collaborates with federal agencies, state agencies, and local governments in the development and review of flood hazard information (regulatory and non-regulatory).

  • Prepare bimonthly updates to the CWCB Board and monthly updates to the FEMA Mapping Information Platform.

  • Tracks metrics, progress, and expenses against FEMA grants for monthly and quarterly reporting.

  • Provide tools and processes to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to effective outreach and stakeholder communication.

  • Provides supervision and mentorship of staff.

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) projects, as well as MT-2 reviews (to include Conditional Letters of Map Revision [CLOMRs] and Letters of Map Revision [LOMRs]), outside of the Mile High Flood District areas in Colorado.

  • Solicits, negotiates, procures, and manages contracts with technical mapping consultant firms.

  • Comfortable speaking/presenting to and meeting with a variety of audiences (property owners, communities, elected officials, special interest groups, other flood risk professionals, etc.).

  • Provides leadership in assisting communities with resources for understanding, explaining and effectively using regulatory and non-regulatory flood hazard information and products for effective floodplain management and flood risk reduction.

  • Engages with other state and federal regulatory agencies to guide policy development and criteria.

  • Leads special project efforts that help advance the practice of flood risk identification and floodplain management, including projects with multi-hazards concerns.

  • Leads and supports outreach and training efforts for communities, contractors, the public and other stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This posting is open to current and non-current residents of the State of Colorado at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are selected and accept the position, you will be required to establish residence in the State of Colorado.

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board. This announcement does not include a residency waiver.

Check out https://careers.colorado.gov/how-to-apply for a quick video on how to apply for State of Colorado and Department of Natural Resources jobs, as well as how to search for jobs.

Minimum qualifications

At least two years of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position, one of which must have been as a licensed professional engineer.

OR

Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

AND

Current, valid licensure as a professional engineer from the Colorado State board of licensure for architects, professional engineers and professional land surveyors.

OR

Current, valid licensure as a professional engineer from another state in the U.S.

Substitutions:

  • Appropriate education above and in addition to that required for the professional engineer license will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or former State experience relevant to this position.

  • Five (5) or more years of professional experience in civil engineering, floodplain management or an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position, one of which must have been as a licensed professional engineer.

  • Willing to travel to various meetings in state and out.

  • Experience with developing floodplain maps and hydraulic models.

  • Experience working with large scale program management.

  • Experience with event planning for diverse stakeholders.

  • Experience helping contractors and teams create public-facing studies or research.

  • Experience with hazard mitigation including flood response.

  • Experience working on water, flood hazard and climate issues with disproportionately impacted communities and/or indigenous communities.

  • Masters degree in civil engineering or related fields.

  • Certified Floodplain Manager certification.

  • Experience working with management of federal grants.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants who do not have a current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will be required to obtain a Colorado license within six (6) months of hire as a condition of employment.

  • The person hired for this position must be a Colorado resident by the start date.

  • Must possess and maintain a current P.E. license in the State of Colorado (or have valid licensure in another state).

  • Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire.

  • Must be willing and able to possess and maintain a current, valid Colorado driver's license.

  • Must be willing and able to travel in-state and out-of-state as needed to meet with Board members and stakeholders, as well as for meetings and workshops.

  • Must be willing and able to occasionally exert up to 20 lbs. of force to move objects.

  • DNR does not provide Visa Sponsorship.

    APPEAL RIGHTS:

    It is recommended that you contact the Human Resources Specialist listed below to resolve issues related to your possession of minimum qualifications. However, if you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

    An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email, US Mail, faxed or hand delivered within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

    For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to spb.colorado.gov or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system be made according to merit and fitness.

Check out https://careers.colorado.gov/how-to-apply for a quick video on how to apply for State of Colorado and Department of Natural Resources jobs, as well as how to search for jobs.

Applicant Checklist:

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

  • A complete online Application for Announced Vacancy

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application.

  • A current resume uploaded as an attachment to your online application

  • If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

  • If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.

    The Assessment Process:

    The Colorado Constitution requires all appointments and promotions in the state personnel system to be made according to merit and fitness. Your on-line application will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.

    Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the assessment process may consist of a Structured Application/Resume Review. Utilizing your detailed on-line application, cover letter, resume and transcripts, the review is a comparative analysis against the listed required competencies, job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and job fit in comparison to all other applicants for this position. It is imperative that you provide adequate detail on your application and cover letter to describe how you meet and/or exceed the requirements for this position. “See Resume” or “See Attached” will not substitute for the completed and detailed on-line application.

    Comparative analysis factors to be assessed:

  • Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.

  • Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement; varied and not one dimensional; and demonstrate progressively higher level of responsibility with a wide range.

  • Job Fit – Experience evaluated to determine how well your experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current/recent experience is preferred.

  • Upload additional pages if necessary to detail your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion in future steps in the assessment process.

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, dnrhremployeebenefits@state.co.us

ADAAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact dnrhremployeebenefits@state.co.us at least five business days before the date that any accommodation will be required to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

E-verify

The Department of Natural Resources participates in E-Verify in accordance with the program’s Right to Work for all newly-hired employees. Employees are queried through the electronic system established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify identity and employment eligibility. You may complete section 1 of the I-9 form upon your acceptance of a job offer letter, but no later than your first day of employment and in addition, on your first day, but no later than the third day, you will are required to submit original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the U.S. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://dhs.gov/e-verify

Toll–Free Applicant Support - Technical Help

If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV at 855-524-5627, Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). The Human Resources Office will be unable to assist with technical issues. Helpful hints: If you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and close the document before you attempt to upload it.

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.

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The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that APPLICANTS for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado at the time of application, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board (DPA). A residency waiver was not issued by DPA for this announcement. For more information, please see the FAQ's at: https://careers.colorado.gov/how-to-apply. Are you a current Colorado resident?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Current and former State Personnel System employees who were disciplinarily terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, or who were deemed to have resigned without notice (Board Rule 7-5, Automatic Resignation) must disclose this information on the application.

  • I am not a current or former State of Colorado classified employee.

  • I am a current or former State of Colorado employee but have NEVER been disciplinarily terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, or deemed to have resigned without notice (Board Rule 7-5, Automatic Resignation).

  • I am a current or former State of Colorado employee and have been disciplinarily terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, or deemed to have resigned without notice (Board Rule 7-5, Automatic Resignation). NOTE: Failure to disclose this information and/or falsification of Application materials may result in being removed from consideration for this position.

    03

    If you are using education to meet or substitute for qualifications, did you upload a copy of your official or unofficial transcript? (Your transcript is required as verification that you meet the requirements).

  • Yes, I have attached my transcripts.

  • No, I am not using college course work to meet minimum requirements for this position.

  • Not Applicable

    04

    Did you upload your résumé and cover letter to this on-line application?

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Part, or all, of the assessment for this position involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials. Please verify that you understand that the failure to include adequate information or attachments to your job application may affect your final score and/or prevent you from competing in any subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    Do you possess a current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, or a valid licensure as a professional engineer from another state in the U.S?

  • Yes

  • No

    07

    This position is open to current and non-current residents of the State of Colorado. If selected, you are to be a resident of the State of Colorado by the first day of employment.

  • I accept and acknowledge these terms.

  • I do not accept these terms.

    08

    Please describe your experience and understanding of how local government uses floodplain maps for permitting and other land use decisions.

    09

    Please describe your experience presenting to groups, facilitating discussion and leading exercises related to floodplain mapping and regulations.

    10

    Please describe you experience with development or review of hydrologic and hydraulic models.

    11

    Are you willing to travel around the state as needed to meet with local stakeholders as part of the floodplain mapping process?

  • Yes

  • No

    12

    Please describe any experience you have working with federal grants.

    13

    Please describe any experience you have working with the National Flood Insurance Program.

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