Environmental Programs Specialist II

Recruitment #191004-R20B-09



The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is seeking to fill an Environmental Program Specialist position in its Planning and Management Division, Hazard Mitigation Section. Under supervision, the selected applicant will be responsible for administrative, customer service, and technical field work related to the rules governing the administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) throughout the State of Oklahoma.

Salary: $46,750/year.

Specific Location of Work
3800 North Classen Boulevard       
Oklahoma City, OK  73118

Description of Skills and Work Duties
Strong analytical, management, and application of geographical data skills are required. Experience with ESRI GIS products is preferred, but not required. Experience with geo-database development, hazards modeling, and data acquisition is preferred but not required.

Extensive field work, organizing and presenting at community meetings, and professional conferences with extended day and overnight travel is required.

Examples of job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

*Assist with conducting FEMA-prescribed Community Assistance Visits/Contacts (CAVs/CACs) and other duties related to the Community Assistance Program – State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE) activities in the Floodplain Management Program.

*Map and analyze data as they relate to various natural hazards (flood, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides, brush fires, hailstorms, etc.).  Use statistical and mapping software to prepare reports and associated mapping.  Develop and maintain knowledge of specific data bases relevant to a statewide flood risk program.

*Assist with FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner and RiskMAP Program, which identifies and funds floodplain mapping projects throughout the State.

*Assist in responding to records request, preparing for and presenting educational training sessions in support of Floodplain Management and Dam Safety Program outreach and accreditation program.

For additional information regarding work duties please contact Yohanes Sugeng at yohanes.sugeng@owrb.ok.gov.

OWRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Positions in this family are responsible for planning, supervising and performing technical and professional work in an environmental quality, environmental management or environmental health protection program. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and ensuring compliance with environmental laws.  Specialty areas may include biology, health, geology, hydrology, and environmental science. 


The Environmental Programs Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.  

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level while performing a wide range of tasks involving investigations, analyses and interpretation of state and federal laws.  In this role, employees will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports and make recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct environmental or water problems.  At this level, limited guidance and training may be provided to entry-level employees performing environmental program duties.


Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological or chemical engineering plus one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.


All interested applicants must upload a copy of their resume and transcript to their application submission.


Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.