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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planner

Michael Baker International
Dallas, TX 75201
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Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker Internationals focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker Internationals Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at www.mbakerintl.com . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael Baker International seamlessly integrates all our service offerings - architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering and management - to solve client challenges from multiple vantage points, providing unsurpassed holistic, sustainable, and innovative solutions. From high-profile, high-image landmarks to low-cost, utilitarian solutions, our professionals know how to balance image and cost appropriately for each unique situation. At Michael Baker International, we believe that the beauty of a project resides both in performance and aesthetics - "success" to us is measured by functionality, value, and exceeding clients' expectations to "Make a Difference."


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.


  • 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.


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29
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