Pasco County – CRS Coordinator – Job Opportunity

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General Description

The CRS Coordinator is the County’s point of contact between the community, FEMA, FDEM, ISO and County Departments. The CRS Coordinator will be familiar with the National Flood Insurance Program, the community’s Flood Prevention Ordinance, the County Floodplain Management Plan, and know the Community Rating System (CRS) prerequisites and the full range of activities that are credited by CRS, including those required that the community may not be currently implementing. They monitor Florida State Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, FDEM, ISO, and FEMA updates and coordinate all policy implementation. The CRS Coordinator shall be committed to floodplain management and to improving the community.

Essential Job Functions

* Understands the functions of the other departments and be able to work with each department.
* Assembles, and gathers appropriate data, documentation and information in preparation for CRS visits and audits, and maintains documentation for the community’s CRS application, modifications, Community Assistance Visits (CAV), and annual recertification.
* Coordinates CAVs with the Insurance Services Office (ISO)/CRS Specialist.
* Establishes and maintains relationships with the public, local insurance agents, real estate agents, and other private and/or non-profit sector groups that are involved in floodplain management activities in the community.
* Maintains requisite data and documentation for CRS reporting and class increases.
* In coordination with the Floodplain Manager, creates and implements in-house NFIP/CRS training for Development Review Technicians, Permit Technicians and Plans Examiners, etc.
* Conducts an annual review of the FEMA “Repetitive Loss” list to identify properties, located within the County, to verify accuracy and establish priorities for possible mitigation.

* Corresponds with Building Construction Services to verify the “Repetitive Loss” list accuracy as requested.
* Works closely with the Emergency Management Mitigation Team to ensure maximum CRS points are awarded for flood mitigation activities.
* Participates in Flood Task Force Meetings.
* Coordinates public outreach events that align with CRS activities.
* Coordinates the County “Storm Ready” activities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

* Participates in the Incident Command System (ICS) when an emergency is declared.
* Works with County departments on projects and activities that reduce flood damages and responds to federal and state directives to comply with National Flood Insurance Program requirements.
* Assists in drafting updated County plans and procedures.
* Performs related work as required.
* May supervise volunteers, interns, part-time, and/or temporary grant employees.
* Responds and provides on-scene assistance as needed to other County, municipal, and volunteer response personnel.
* Prepares and delivers public speaking engagements.
* Ability to lift a minimum of up to 50 pounds and work in environmental extremes of heat and cold.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* The CRS Coordinator shall be well versed with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System.
* Able to prepare and present clear, concise reports both orally and in writing.
* Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental/private/public officials and employees, and the general public.
* Able to use various computer software programs such as Word, Excel, GIS (Arc View, etc.), and particularly those related to the NFIP requirements.
* Able to manage efficient and effective documentation and records systems.
* Skilled in public speaking and interpersonal relations with the public.
* Knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws and regulations relative to organizing and maintaining an Emergency Management Program.
* Knowledge of the technical. tactical, and educational techniques involved in the development of an Emergency Management Program, including skills involving the detailed preparation of plans and operating procedures.
* Knowledge of organizational techniques.
* Ability to lift a minimum of up to 50 pounds and work in environmental extremes of heat and cold.

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS/WORKING CONDITIONS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication. Ability to lift a minimum of up to 50 pounds and work in environmental extremes of heat and cold. Must be available and prepared to respond to any emergency/disaster or potential emergency seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Urban or Regional Planning, Water Resource Management, Emergency Management, Economic Development, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of two (2) years’ of Emergency Management or Floodplain Management experience.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license. The following are all preferred: Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Emergency Manager (CEM) under International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) or Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) though the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association (FEPA). FEMA Level I – Professional Continuity Practitioner, L-146 HSEEP: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Training Course, OHS National Planner’s Course certifications, certificates from FEMA Emergency Management Institute classes in E0273, E0278 or E0284.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an emergency. During an emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.


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