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Hazard Mitigation Planning Specialist

Tidal Basin
Albany, NY
  • Expired: January 13, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Position Summary: We are a growing consulting firm actively seeking innovative, motivated and talented Hazard Mitigation Planning Specialists to join our team of experts. Your work as an HM Planning Specialist will make a real difference as you support the Disaster Recovery team with various tasks, including providing technical assistance to the client in relation to the FEMA regulations associated with Hazard Mitigation.

This position will interact with all levels of management, field personnel, etc., and requires executive presence, and strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for motivated, responsible, and confident individuals with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate the collection of information from local communities to support local hazard mitigation plans.
  • Coordinate with county and local municipal officials to communicate requirements of local hazard mitigation plans.
  • Review historical data related to weather events and associated damages to inform risk assessment.
  • Coordinate with and support DHSES staff, DHSES partners (UAlbany) and identified consultant staff leading local hazard mitigation plans currently in-development to ensure requirements are being met.
  • Use local hazard mitigation planning tools in development with DHSES/UAlbany to document complete information.
  • Assist DHSES Mitigation Planning staff with continued development of tools/guidance for hazard mitigation plans.
  • Assist DHSES Mitigation Planning staff with integrating local hazard mitigation planning best practices into the State Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Other responsibilities may include:
  • Review of Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plans for compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Assist with finalizing review process and developing guidance/training material for full-time reviewers.
  • Provide input/feedback on in-development web-based plans.
  • Review and provide input to our State Hazard Mitigation Plan updates/initiatives to support our Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Must have at least 2 years' experience in Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Must have comprehensive understanding of 44 CFR Part 201 - Mitigation Planning.
  • Must have recent experience in developing and writing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to meet all requirements set forth in 44 CFR 201.
  • Must have excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • While GIS expertise is not required, must have a basic understanding of mapping technology and how it is used for planning.
  • Experience with land use planning, emergency management, floodplain management, preferred.

Tidal Basin


Albany, NY
12288 USA



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