Michael Baker International is seeking a Hazard Mitigation Planner III to join our team with experience in hazard mitigation and local community planning who can be a leader for our Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) client.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a national network of risk communications, community outreach, partnership building, hazard mitigation, and engineering experts to tackle multiple hazards. This position will primarily support FEMA Region 3, including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Providing planning technical assistance to drive engagement, integrate hazard mitigation into community growth decisions, and support plan implementation.
  • Working closely with federal, state and local governments to promote the implementation of hazard mitigation actions that reduce vulnerability to flood and other natural hazards.
  • Writing and review hazard mitigation plans to determine mitigation planning technical assistance and training needs, as well as conduct activities that promote the implementation of mitigation actions.
  • Conducting mitigation planning training (in person and via webinar) to state, tribal and local governments. Conduct presentations and support meetings involving external stakeholders.
  • Providing planning and community engagement support in a variety of community meetings where multi-hazard mapping products and risk assessment tools are updated to accurately show multi-hazard risk based on existing and future development. 
  • Collaborating with internal team members and clients to establish program vision, goals, and implementation strategies.
  • Assisting with the development of scopes of work for projects, including project descriptions, budgets, and schedules.
  • Providing input to National hazard mitigation projects in coordination with other Michael Baker staff.
  • Providing support to special projects.
  • Moderate travel required in non-pandemic situations. Michael Baker International follows all local public health precautions.  

Professional Requirements: 

  • Four-year degree in Planning, Engineering, Public Policy, Emergency Management, or related discipline.
  • 3 – 5+ years of related experience.
  • Experience with FEMA hazard mitigation programs, like the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) and other components of Risk MAP, FEMA’s mapping program.
  • Experience with preparation of and/or review of Hazard Mitigation plans
  • Experience building and sustaining partnerships.
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) desired but not mandatory.
  • Experience with meeting planning and public presentation.
  • Experience in hazard resiliency, climate change and floodplain management.
  • Knowledge of hazard mitigation actions that reduce flood risk in communities.
  • Experience with grant management/development and benefit-cost analysis.
  • Levee experience preferred.
  • Prior experience writing hazard mitigation plans and/or experience with nature based solutions is a plus.

About Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodate.  In addition, you may be subject to current or future state or local COVID-19 vaccine mandates that could become a condition of your employment based upon your work location or involvement on a project.  Accordingly, Michael Baker encourages you to provide satisfactory proof that you are "fully vaccinated" for COVID-19 so as to ensure compliance with any potential applicable federal, state, or local laws.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

About the Planning Practice

We create, integrate,  visualize  and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.