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Floodplain Engineer

  • Floodplain Engineer
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$45,052.00 – $71,727.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,877.00 – $2,989.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is civil engineering work overseeing the coordination and performance of federal programs to identify flood hazard risks and to update federal floodplain maps for the State of Missouri.

Job Duties

Conducts engineering reviews and analysis for identifying flood hazard risks and updating and maintaining the quality of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

Identifies and sequences map updates in five-year cycles based on available funding.

Gives presentations regarding floodplain work being conducted in Missouri, and addresses issues presented and their resolution.

Coordinates with local agencies, engineering firms, levee and drainage districts, and government entities to provide data that could influence models being developed for a specific area.

Provides assistance and expertise for map change processes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), engineering and surveying firms, communities, and property owners.

Prepares or directs the preparation of charts, tables, and maps for the interpretation of engineering data; prepares findings report; and reviews reports of other engineering or technical staff.

Serves as a financial manager to State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) executive staff for all Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) grants; evaluates proposed projects for potential funding assistance and makes recommendations for ongoing or future actions.

Establishes proper coordination and communication between all aspects of a grant project to include SEMA, FEMA, contractors, community leaders, other government agencies, and any other stakeholders participating in the creation of new floodplain maps in Missouri.

Monitors, tracks, and reviews project expenditures to ensure program consistency and eligibility.

Enhances the effectiveness of the NFIP by fostering federal, state, regional, and local partnerships; develops and delivers presentations for community engagement.

Provides models for model requests from engineering and surveying firms, communities, and property owners in areas with limited floodplain data.

Supervises professional and/or technical staff and provides technical assistance as needed; manages staff workloads to meet project and financial deadlines.

Participates in trainings, as well as disaster related duties/activities; leads meetings and attends regional and national meetings.

Maintains floodplain maps, manuals, and technical guidelines.

Remains current on FEMA guidance documents regarding mapping activities and their associated deliverables and tasks.

Exercises significant independence, judgement, and initiative under general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, CTP quarterly meetings, monthly calls, reports, and achieved results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university with a curriculum approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET); and,

Two or more years of engineering experience.


Proof of registration as an Engineer-In-Training with a state board; and,

Two or more years of engineering experience.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of floodplain engineering principles and practices.

Intermediate knowledge of levees, associated flooding risks, and problems that could follow a flood.

Intermediate knowledge of grant requirements and funding.

Introductory knowledge of the NFIP and FIRMs.

Introductory knowledge of state and federal computer programs and databases.

Introductory knowledge of other government agencies and how they impact new floodplain maps.

Ability to prepare, interpret, and utilize civil engineering plans, maps, specifications, and reports.

Ability to track expenditures/funding sources for multiple projects.

Ability to predict outcomes based on limited data.

Ability to supervise/direct staff and contracted consultants.

Ability to present ideas and communicate effectively through presentations, meetings, and coordination calls.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program partners, associates, consultants, government officials, staff, and the general public.

Ability to provide oversight of consultant/contracted deliverables to ensure quality and timeliness and that tasks and objectives are met.

Ability to provide models for model requests from communities, engineering and surveying firms, and property owners in areas of limited floodplain data.

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