Environmental Program Specialist I

Recruitment #220628-R20A-14


The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is a state agency responsible for overseeing the complex mission of managing, monitoring, planning for and financing the state's water resources and infrastructure towards reliable future supplies that support strong communities, commerce, and the environment. The agency is seeking a full-time Environmental Program Specialist to join our family of professionals in deliver exceptional services and expertise to Oklahomans.

Position: Environmental Programs Specialist I (R20A)
Division: Engineering & Planning
Section: Floodplain Management
Salary:  $42,000 Annually; comprehensive benefits package includes a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents and more.
Location of Work: 3800 Classen Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK  73118
Trial Period: 12 months in accordance with (OAC) 260:130-19-30
Travel: Occasional overnight travel is required.

The selected applicant will be responsible for interpreting and providing guidance, technical field work, customer service, and outreach activities 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.  The position also provides limited administrative support of staff activities, organizing and/or presenting at community meetings, training events and professional conferences with extended day and overnight travel as required.

Typical Job Functions:
 Assist communities with local program administration as needed via phone, e-mail, or in-person.
 Assist with conducting FEMA-prescribed Community Audits/Contacts 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 related to NFIP activities and guidance. Use mapping software to prepare reports and associated mapping when necessary.  Develop and maintain knowledge of specific data bases relevant to a statewide floodplain management program.
 Review and process permit applications for development on state owned-and-operated property.
 Review and process floodplain administrator accreditation applications and maintain database.
 Assist in developing and publishing social media campaigns in various forms.
 Assist in responding to records request, preparing, and presenting educational training sessions in support of Floodplain Management. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Strong communications skills; organizational skills; customer service skills; establish and maintain professional working relationships with others; write technical reports; field data collection; read and interpret maps, plans and specifications of proposed development; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI.

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Equal Opportunity Employer


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.


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