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Hazard Mitigation Specialist III

Innovative Emergency Mgmt
Baton Rouge, LA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Summary:

IEM is seeking individuals to fill a Full Time- Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Specialist III positions.

Depending on experience, candidates will be expected to perform a variety of tasks to support Our Client’s participation in FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs, to include mitigation project scoping, application development and review, grant/sub-grant management, environmental and regulatory compliance, assistance with requests for reimbursement, and grant/sub-grant closeout. This is a fast-paced environment, and candidates should expect to work within tight deadlines with accuracy and consistency.

Primary Location:

  • Candidate must live a commutable distance to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to commute to work site daily.
  • We will consider candidates who are willing to permanently relocate to Baton Rouge for employment.
  • Position will be a fully in office role at the client site so we cannot accommodate remote work from home

Travel Requirements:

  • This position may require travel to complete work assignments or attend meetings

Essential Functions:

Developing, managing and closing out HMA grants and sub-grants for current clients.

This includes: project scoping; compliance review; technical research; application development and review; preparing clear and concise Requests for Information (RFI) based on engineering, design, timelines, cost estimates, studies and reports; developing BCAs, BC Ratios (BCRs) and BCA methodologies to ensure project compliance and eligibility under the FEMA HMGP.

The Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Specialist III will function with limited supervision, working with or managing teams, and interacting directly with Senior staff, clients, and teaming partners. The position requires extensive grant management experience with HMA programs and Global Match strategies, such as FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program, HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs (e.g., CDBG-MIT, CDBG-DR), and others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of substantially continuous experience in FEMA’s HMA programs: the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA); and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program, formerly the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM); similar Federal or state mitigation or resilience programs; federally funded disaster recovery programs; or some combination thereof.
  • Three (3) years of substantially continuous experience providing direct programmatic and technical assistance, performing program reviews, and project analysis.
  • Experience with estimating project timelines and tracking application development, project implementation, and the expenditure of funds for any federal grant/sub-grant.
  • Advance to expert-level experience with grants management workflow software and documentation management systems at the Federal, State, or local level; training and experience with FEMA Disaster Systems, including Grants Portal, eGrants, EMMIE, and preferably FEMA GO.
  • The ability to speak knowledgably and effectively about the FEMA community lifelines.
  • Effective listening and communication skills, including strong writing and speaking skills and extensive public speaking experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Sciences, or related fields.
  • Relevant professional licenses and certifications, such as Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).
  • Three (3) years of experience working specifically with the FEMA HMGP:
    • Conducting applicant briefings.
    • Understanding hazard mitigation plans and strategies, including plan development, update, and review.
    • Project scoping to develop mitigation actions and applications.
    • Preparing amendments, scope change requests, and the like.
    • Review applications for completeness and developing clear, concise, and technically accurate Requests for Information (RFIs).
    • A clear understanding of the purpose of BCAs, and how to review and incorporate BCRs into project viability and application reviews.
    • Proficiency conducting BCAs in the FEMA BCA tool.
    • Experience with assessing, documenting, and addressing significant Economic, Environmental, Social, Health & Public Safety, Transportation, and Emergency Access impacts.

Submission Requirements:

  • One (1) professional and One (1) personal reference with their response
  • Be prepared to provide two (2) writing samples documenting technical writing skills and experience with Federal disaster grant programs in advance of an interview.

Benefits and more:

  • 10 paid Holidays
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • 401 (K) plan with matching
  • Company paid STD and LTD

Why join IEM:

We are a woman owned company in Emergency Management that embraces teamwork, collaboration, flexible performance, actionable solutions and integrity/ethics. Our work touches everyone. We produce results that matter. Results that save lives – join us while we build a safe, secure and resilient world.

Our culture:

IEM believes in the greater good and it is our commitment to attract those who have excellent technical skills, creative minds and innovative ideas to keep propelling us forward.

IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from Human Resources.

Innovative Emergency Mgmt


Baton Rouge, LA
70809 USA