The Department of Environmental Conservation is currently seeking a Regional Floodplain Manager in the River Corridor and Floodplain Protection section of the Vermont Rivers Program. The Regional Floodplain Manager will provide regulatory support and technical assistance to individuals, municipalities, consultants, and agencies of state and federal government regarding development proposals in river corridors and floodplains in southwestern Vermont. While this position is permanently located in the Rutland regional office, the successful candidate will report to Montpelier during their probationary period which is typically their first 6 months in the position.
The Regional Floodplain Manager supports multiple regulatory jurisdictions including the State Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule, municipal land use permitting, and Act 250/Section 248. The position requires working both independently and collaboratively to evaluate development proposals for regulatory compliance and recommend alternatives to minimize conflicts between river/floodplain dynamics and human investments. This position also frequently works with Regional Planning Commissions in assisting municipalities with planning and zoning approaches and updates for flood hazard areas. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, and must work well with the public and include education in each interaction. Work at this level differs from lower level analysts in the complexity of projects; degree of independence, responsibility, and accountability; level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level technical superior.
Who May Apply
This position, Environmental Analyst V - Regional Floodplain Manager (Job Requisition #2495) , is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rob Evans at (802) 490-6152 or email@example.com
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.
Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.
Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in a natural resources field.
One (1) year or more of experience as an Environmental Analyst IV or two (2) years or more as an Environmental Analyst III.
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong combination of the following: working knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program; experience reviewing and analyzing site plans, grading plans, and related engineering and surveying schematics; knowledge of riverine hydrology/hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology; experience or familiarity with the local planning & zoning process. Certified Floodplain Manager a plus, but not required.
Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
80% State paid medical premium
Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
Low cost group life insurance
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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