About this Position

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under general supervision from the Territorial Hazard Mitigation Officer, acts as an engineering expert providing technical assistance related to the implementation of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) within the Territory.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• In coordination with the Territorial Hazard Mitigation Officer and other technical assistance partners, helps develop plan for expedited technical review (architectural and engineering) of the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP) applications.
• Coordinates the collection, distribution, and maintenance of HM disaster-related information.
• Implements technical assistance to the Territory, local and other groups in support of HM Grants support goals.
• Guides the evaluation of direct and indirect social and economic disaster impacts to assist with multi-hazard planning; evaluation of HMGP project cost proposals; and evaluation for technical viability, feasibility and mitigation effectiveness.
• Serves as Territorial Project Monitor for select Hazard Mitigation contract technical work in the field.
• Develops VITEMA technical operating procedures, best methods, and job aids.
• Develops work plans for expedited technical review (architecture and engineering) of HMGP

KNOWLEDGE:
• Knowledge of Federal grants administration requirements, and of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program management requirements applied to State and local governments
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply extensive guides and complex regulations regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply the concepts, principles, regulations, and processes of 406 Mitigation.
• Knowledge of HM HPA program materials and tools to include Technical Bulletins; Publications; Fact Sheets; Mitigation Assessment Team reports; Zoning; BCA Software Module; and Building Codes.
• Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of Federal disaster relief authorities and programs under P.L. 93-288, the Federal Response Plan, and the hazard reduction requirements and initiatives of the National Flood Insurance Program.
• Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of USVI laws, rules, and regulations
• Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of Federal program policy and guidelines.
• Knowledge of office methods, practices, routines, and equipment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science Degree, and two (2) years of closely related experience.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae (cv)

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