Environmental Analyst III - Floodplain Manager
State of Vermont/Department of Environmental Conservation
Essex Junction, VT United States
Title: Environmental Analyst III - Limited Service
Application Deadline Date: 12/2/2021
Req ID: 24288
Department: Environmental Conservation
Essex Jct, VT, US
Position Type: Limited Service
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $22.86
This position is located within the River Corridor and Floodplain Protection section of the Vermont Rivers Program. The Floodplain Manager position will support regulatory and feasibility review of projects to ensure compliance with Rivers regulatory jurisdictions including with the State Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule, municipal land use permitting, and Act 250. This position will also provide technical assistance and support to individuals, municipalities, consultants, and state agencies regarding the feasibility of hazard mitigation projects in Vermont. The position will support project development, help to determine project feasibility, and make/coordinate recommendations for natural resource project priorities for mitigation project proposals in river corridors and floodplains throughout Vermont.
This position will involve pre-project design screening, providing assistance to project proponents in the preparation of applications, conducting technical review of applications and design plans, and making recommendations to the State Hazard Mitigation Review Committee. Projects are reviewed with assistance and oversight of higher-level analysts and supervision on complex projects. The position conducts field work/site inspections to identify issues related to floodplain and/or river corridor management, and to inform project designs to minimize and mitigate flood risk.
The position requires working both independently and collaboratively to recommend mitigation project goals to enhance natural river systems and to minimize conflicts between river/floodplain dynamics and human investments. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, must work well with the public and include education in each interaction.
Required skills and knowledge includes:
- Knowledge of floodplain and riverine ecosystems;
- Demonstrated commitment or ability to advocate for and cultivate an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment, experience collaborating with partners from a variety of backgrounds;
- Knowledge and experience reviewing and analyzing site plans, grading plans, and related engineering and surveying schematics.
Preferred skills, but not required, include:
- Working knowledge of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program;
- Working knowledge of riverine hydrology/hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology;
- Experience building consensus and support in the development of program policies;
- Experience or exposure to hydrologic and hydraulic modeling principles, practices & output.
Certified Floodplain Manager a plus, but not required.
Who May Apply
This position, Environmental Analyst III – Limited Service (Job Requisition #24288), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Rebecca Pfeiffer at Rebecca.Pfeiffer@vermont.gov.
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.
Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.
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, 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 three (3) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.
Master's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.
Two (2) years or more or experience as an Environmental Analyst II.
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
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.