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Opening: Regional Floodplain Manager/Asst. NFIP Coordinator position

Hello all,

We’ve just posted a position for a Regional Floodplain Manager/Asst. NFIP Coordinator position for our Program, with an application deadline of 4/4/2024. I have the announcement below, and people can view the job posting here:

We have first-time login instructions for SuccessFactors, the program used to apply for State of Vermont jobs online. The duty station is listed as Springfield, VT, but that can be negotiated with the successful candidate. The position has the ability to work remotely with occasional in-person meeting days.

Please contact me with any questions about the position,



Title:  Environmental Analyst VI - Floodplain Manager

Application Deadline Date:  04/04/2024

Req ID:  49708

Department:  Environmental Conservation


Springfield, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent

Schedule Type:  Full Time

Hourly Rate:  $28.58


This position is located within the River Corridor and Floodplain Protection section of the Vermont Rivers Program. This position will serve as the Assistant National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator and Regional Floodplain Manager. As the Assistant NFIP Coordinator, this position will work with the State NFIP Coordinator to assist in coordination and implementation of the state's Floodplain Management Program. The position will also conduct regulatory and feasibility review of floodplain projects to ensure compliance with Rivers regulatory jurisdictions. This includes review under the State Flood Hazard Area and River Corridor Rule, municipal land use permitting, and Act 250. 


Depending on the successful candidate's experience and background, other roles that this position may include:

  • Coordinating Program technical assistance and support to individuals, municipalities, consultants, and state agencies regarding the feasibility of hazard mitigation projects in Vermont. The position may also make recommendations for natural resource mitigation project priorities to the State Hazard Mitigation Review Committee in river corridors and floodplains throughout Vermont. 
  • Manage and support training outreach efforts for municipal officials and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinating Program compliance efforts for permitting and municipal technical assistance programs. The position would provide oversight and supervision on complex compliance cases and projects. The position may conduct field work/site inspections to identify issues related to floodplain and/or river corridor management requirements, or coordinate Program compliance support with FEMA and other partners.
  • Assistance coordinating Program post-flood recovery and response technical assistance and outreach.


The position requires working both independently and collaboratively to recommend mitigation project goals to enhance natural river systems and to minimize conflicts between river/floodplain dynamics and human investments. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, must work well with the public and include education in each interaction.

Required skills and knowledge includes knowledge of floodplain and riverine ecosystems; demonstrated commitment or ability to advocate for and cultivate an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment; experience collaborating with partners from a variety of backgrounds; knowledge and experience reviewing and analyzing site plans, grading plans, and related engineering and surveying schematics

Preferred skills, but not required, include: working knowledge of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program; familiarity with or working knowledge of riverine hydrology/hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology; experience building consensus and support in the development of program policies; experience or exposure to hydrologic and hydraulic modeling principles, practices & output; experience Certified Floodplain Manager a plus, but not required.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst VI - Floodplain Manager (Job Requisition #49708), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Rebecca Pfeiffer,
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.


Six (6) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Rebecca Pfeiffer, CFM (she/her) | State Floodplain Manager & VT NFIP Coordinator

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources | Department of Environmental Conservation

Watershed Management Division | River Corridor & Floodplain Protection Program
111 West Street | Essex Junction, VT   05452

802-490-6157 (c) |


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