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Michael Baker International

Senior Planner - Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Post Date:Dec 29, 2017Type:Full-Time
Start Date:12/29/2017Salary:
Location:US-MO-Kansas City Job Reference:172028

Job Description:

Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?

Michael Baker International provides engineering, planning and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.

Why do we do what we do; why is it important?

For most of us, our work enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.

So what does a Planner II at Michael Baker International do?

Michael Baker International is looking for someone to join our team with experience in the National Flood Insurance Program, hazard mitigation and local community planning who can perform in a leadership role for our Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) client. FEMA's Community Engagement and Risk Communication contract includes collaboration with state, local, and tribal entities to increase the public's risk awareness, drive action to reduce risk, and help communities become more resilient when confronting natural disasters. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a national network of risk communications, community outreach, partnership building, hazard mitigation, and engineering experts to tackle multiple hazards.

Can you walk me through a typical day of a Planner II?
  • Collaborate with internal team members and FEMA to establish program vision, goals, and implementation strategies throughout the 4 states that make up FEMA Region VII, and contribute on national projects as required. Provide thought leadership and problem solving to FEMA to provide innovative strategies and solutions for programmatic needs.
  • Track progress against established goals and proactively recommend modifications to project approaches that enhance products and client service.
  • Facilitate team meetings and implement project management best practices consistently.
  • Work closely with federal, state and local governments to promote the implementation of hazard mitigation actions that reduce vulnerability to flood and other natural hazards.
  • Review hazard mitigation plans and assess plan deficiencies to determine mitigation planning technical assistance and training needs, as well as conduct activities that promote the implementation of mitigation actions.
  • Provide planning and community engagement support in a variety of FEMA community meetings, where multi-hazard mapping products and risk assessment tools are updated to accurately show multi-hazard risk based on existing and future development.
  • Conduct mitigation planning training (in person and via webinar).
  • Assist with the development of scopes of work for projects, including project descriptions, budgets, and schedules.
  • Provide input to National hazard mitigation projects in coordination with other Regions and Michael Baker staff.
  • Provide support to special projects.
What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement!

Could you be the Planner II we are looking for?
  • Four-year degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Policy, Emergency Management, or related discipline
  • 5-10 years related experience
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) desired but not mandatory
  • Experience with FEMA hazard mitigation programs, like the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) and other components of Risk MAP, FEMA's mapping program.
  • Preparation of and/or review of FEMA Multi-Hazard Mitigation plans
  • Experience building and sustaining partnerships.
  • Comfort with meeting planning and public presentation.
  • Experience in hazard resiliency, climate change or floodplain management.
  • Knowledge of hazard mitigation actions that reduce flood risk in communities.
  • Grant management/development and benefit-cost analysis.
  • Levee experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated, independent worker.
  • Creative thinker and good listener.
How do I apply?

Select the Apply Online button at the top or bottom of this ad, and provide us your resume.

If you want to do some more digging first, please check out our Glassdoor, LinkedIn and Great Places to Work pages.

*The physical work location is at our client's office in Kansas City*

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Name: Michael Baker International

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