Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Denver, Colorado
Sep 20, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
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Wood has a career opportunity for a Hazard Mitigation Specialist with Wood’s highly regarded Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management (HM & EM) program in Denver, CO. This individual will work with the team providing a variety of hazard mitigation and emergency management services for federal, state, tribal and local governments as well as other clients primarily in the western and midwestern US. We are seeking one full-time position. Additional positions may be available, including those seeking a part time or on-call schedule.

Location: We are ideally seeking an individual to work in our Denver office. Depending on candidate preference, we’re open to an individual who prefers to work in Oakland, Seattle or Washington DC.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions? We encourage you to apply for this opportunity. We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career. We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.


  • Support task orders issued under the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP) with a focus on Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant application development and review.
  • Perform and coordinate on HMA project eligibility reviews, technical feasibility and effectiveness reviews, scope of work and costs estimate development, EHP considerations and BCA analysis, in coordination with FEMA, State, local and tribal communities.
  • Provide support to state emergency management program technical support contracts to include HMA grants application development and review, Benefit Cost Analysis, and various programmatic improvements.
  • Provide support to a team in the development and update Hazard Mitigation Plans that meet Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) standards.
  • Assist with other emergency management projects and plans as needed including training and exercises.
  • Occasional travel to client locations nationwide

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS degree in Civil / Environmental Engineering, Geography, Planning, Emergency Management, Environmental Science or related field.
  • 5 - 15 years + experience in the hazard mitigation, floodplain management, water resources, or emergency management field
  • Experience working in state or FEMA pre and post disaster management preferred, including working knowledge of federal pre- and post-disaster grant programs particularly HMA.
  • Experience with FEMA Benefit Cost Analysis software.
  • Experience with and knowledge of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance, HMGP Policies, Title 2 CFR, Title 44 CFR, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act, other relevant laws and implementing regulations, as well as HMGP activities that are eligible under FEMA’s HMA programs.
  • Experience with CDBG-DR, CDBG-MIT or other federal grants a plus.
  • Strong writing and communication skills a must.
  • Experience with NEPA compliance a plus.
  • Knowledge of HAZUS / GIS, EMAP, NFIP and CRS a plus.
  • Experience developing or reviewing DMA 2000 hazard mitigation plans a plus.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and capable of independent work, but demonstrated ability to work on project teams.
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy. Must also pass a federal background check required for FEMA contract work.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.