Floodplain Manager

Baltimore City Planning Department

Baltimore City

Full Time

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Administer Floodplain Management Program within riverine floodplain areas by enforcing ordinance, reviewing/approving permits, educating stakeholders, and collaborating with FEMA and MEMA. Work will include attending floodplain review meetings and site visits, reviewing variances/violations, understanding potential flood losses using HAZUS-MH, and tracking flood deployment plans.

  • Update and revise local ordinance and maps as applicable by working with applicants, gathering public input, and obtaining needed approvals. Submit and manage relevant map revisions and amendments.

  • Manage the City’s Community Rating System (CRS) program. Proactively develop a plan to improve the City’s rating. Maintain records and documents that keep the community eligible to participate in the FEMA’s NFIP and CRS program. Work with FEMA and State Floodplain Manager representatives during Community Assistance Visits (CAV), Community Rating System (CRS) Program reviews, and other floodplain management program activities.

  • Attend periodic training to maintain professional certification.

  • Other duties as assigned to support the Department of Planning.


  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques related to floodplain.

  • Knowledge of accepted environmental and sustainability practices.

  • Skills in analyzing facts and exercising sound aesthetic judgement.

  • Skills in preparing detailed floodplain management and flood risk reduction plans and designs.

  • Ability to administer programs related to floodplain management and flood risk reductions.

  • Ability to prepare complex reports.

  • Ability to establish and work effectively with community and business groups, property owners, cultural institutions, and government agencies.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in floodplain management, engineering, emergency management, urban and regional planning, public policy, environmental science, environmental studies, natural resource management, construction management, hydrology/hydraulics, geography, geology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), government studies or a related field from an accredited college and four years of experience managing and implementing programs related to Floodplain Management, environmental permitting, land use planning, hydrology/hydraulics, stormwater, or engineering.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates: Certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) issued by the Association of State Floodplain Managers is required within 1 year of employment.

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Contact Information: City of Baltimore Department of Planning

Posted On: 8/30/2021 9:35:06