Entry Level Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Planner

Denver, Colorado
Nov 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering


We have a full time career opportunity with Wood’s highly-regarded Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management (HM & EM) program in our Denver office for a planner to support hazard mitigation, resiliency and emergency management services for state and local governments and other clients. A BS or MS in planning, GIS, emergency management, civil/environmental engineering, geography, environmental science, or related field and 1-5 years of experience, or any equivalent education and experience. After initial onboarding and training, may have the opportunity to work a hybrid office and home schedule.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Working in a team environment, support the development and update of Hazard Mitigation Plans that meet Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) standards.
  • Perform research and statistical risk assessment analyses on hazard data and write significant portions of planning documents.
  • Data collection, organization, and documentation to support a variety of planning efforts.
  • Assist with other emergency management projects and plans in preparedness, response and recovery
  • Provide other research and writing tasks as necessary to support a wide range of planning tasks and overall plan development

Skills / Qualifications  

  • BS in Planning, GIS, Emergency Management, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or related field. MS preferred.
  • 1 - 5 years’ + experience, or any equivalent education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and capable of independent work, but demonstrated ability to work on project teams.
  • Strong writing and document skills a must; strong MS Office skills, particularly related to planning documents
  • Must possess good organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and experience with QA/QC and data analysis
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing or reviewing DMA 2000 hazard mitigation plans preferred.
  • Knowledge of HAZUS, FEMA Benefit Cost software, EMAP, NFIP and CRS a plus.
  • Familiarity with FEMA RiskMAP program a plus.
  • Familiarity or experience with ESRI's ArcGIS software
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: land use planning, recovery planning, climate change adaptation planning, resiliency planning, emergency operations plans, drought mitigation and response plans, Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

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, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws

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