Pay Range: $84,088 - $95,056 annual compensation       

** Sign-On Incentive of $5,000**     

Job Posting Closing on: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 900,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

A Professional Engineer - Stormwater Floodplain Management position is available with the City of Fort Worth Transportation & Public Works Stormwater Management Division, Floodplain Management Section. This position assists with reviews of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for all the public and private developments in the City of Fort Worth and surrounding extra-territorial jurisdiction to ensure that the proposed projects conform to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and City of Fort Worth standards. We are seeking someone who understands not only the technical side of hydrology and hydraulics but also has the ability to interpret and apply these concepts to proposed projects to ensure that new developments do not increase the risk of flooding to adjacent properties or infrastructure.

In addition to development project reviews, the Floodplain Management Section also manages two city-wide FEMA programs – the Community Rating System (CRS), and the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP).  The CRS program provides a nationally-recognized platform to quantify and reward the higher standards and management practices that cities use to reduce flood risks.  CTP leverages FEMA grant funds to update existing flood risk maps and prepare a variety of new flood risk outreach and awareness products.

This position qualifies for the following incentives:

  • Sign-On Incentive of: $5,000 **50% paid after the completion of first pay period, 50% paid after the completion of 6 months of employment.**

The Professional Engineer- Stormwater Floodplain Management responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with City staff members and their consultant teams on preliminary planning, hydrologic and hydraulic models, construction plans, and floodplain map revisions.
  • Development review assistance or attending pre-development conferences.
  • Prepare flood risk awareness outreach products and the annual report for the City’s participation in CRS, helping to identify and prioritize flood risk map updates.
  • Contract management tasks for CTP projects, and other flood risk management and mitigation tasks as needed.
  • Coordination with the outside development community as well and internal City departments.
  • Excellent Communications Skills with the unique ability to be able to transfer these concepts clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing between Federal & State agencies, the development community, Fort Worth residents, and internal City staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental/private/public officials and employees, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Four (4) years of increasingly responsible civil engineering experience with at least two (2) of those years in water resources and/or drainage planning.
  • Professional Engineer in the State of Texas or if licensed in another state, your continued employment will be contingent upon obtaining registration as a Professional Engineer, within the State of Texas, within six (6) months of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least four (4) years of stormwater and/or floodplain related engineering experience in water and previous experience working with or in a Municipality or Government Agency.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Esri ArcMap / ArcGIS.
  • Proficiency with industry-standard hydrologic and hydraulic models for floodplain mapping, and their applications within the FEMA and municipal regulatory environment.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in Hydrology & Hydraulics modeling for a variety of flood projects/studies including the preparing or reviewing reports such as FEMA map revision requests
  • Working knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Rating System.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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