Seagull Inc. is currently seeking a Hazard Mitigation Consultant for our Jefferson City, Missouri contract with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. The candidate needs to have direct experience in FEMA’s hazard mitigation housing and infrastructure grant programs and the National Flood Insurance Program. The selected candidate’s responsibilities will:
Be involved in the implementation of a program of projects and organizational efforts to ensure timely, cost effective delivery of high quality products for grant applications and program implementation.
Work with clients to identify innovative mitigation strategies that could be implemented following a disaster through State, FEMA and HUD funding.
Work with Benefit‐Cost Analysis for 406 Mitigation Projects.
Be responsive to managers in supporting the implementation of projects to ensure timely, cost effective, high quality service and product delivery.
Prepare project work plans, schedules, cost estimates and other planning documents to meet client objectives and requirements.
Responsible for working closely with the client and staff to insure that all mitigation opportunities are maximized.
Keeps applicants informed and educated and works with applicants to resolve problems.
Analyzes and resolves any unique project related events.
Design and ensure accurate project work records are maintained and accessible to meet applicant needs and auditory requirements.
Monitor project execution to ensure conformance with corporate procedures.
Monitor project execution to ensure compliance with all laws, regulation, and policies pertaining to FEMA or HUD programs.
Negotiate plans, schedules and estimates within the financial limits of a project.
Responsible for baseline management of projects, implementing all change management aspects.
Maintain communication with clients and customer representatives to ensure satisfaction and to monitor supplemental work requirements.
Perform various other duties as assigned.
Strong computer skills, knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
Maintain knowledge of FEMA grant programs in order to interact with clients (grantees and sub-grantees), federal agency representatives, peers, managers and project staff. Exercise normal supervisory responsibility with respect to subordinates, including those associated with performance appraisals, selection, and delegation of authority, work assignment and definition of areas of responsibility.
Provide leadership and direction setting for project staff to work as a cohesive team.
Ensure a positive and non-hostile work environment exist at all project sites.
Maintain knowledge of FEMA grant programs in order to interact with clients (grantees and sub-grantees), federal agency representatives, peers, managers and project staff.
Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have/is required to have:
2 + years’ experience in FEMA hazard mitigation housing and infrastructure grant programs and the National Flood Insurance Program.
Working knowledge of federal grant programs, specifically FEMA grant programs, including related statutes, regulations, policies and processes. A combination of industry experience and degree may be substituted .
PC, Microsoft Office Suite knowledge required (specifically strong Excel skills).
Ability to learn project-specific computer systems as needed (specifically SharePoint and proprietary computer systems).
Individuals in this position are expected to maintain a professional demeanor, have strong analytical skills, excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively interact with individuals from various cultures and backgrounds. Individuals in this position must also have the ability to work independently, and with supervision from others.
EOE. Please submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.