Salary Range: GN16
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS), the largest state agency with more than 26,000 employees, is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation. We have a mission that matters!
If you are looking for a rewarding career, please consider the Engineer III opportunity with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. This is full time position (40 hours per week) with state benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.
This Engineer III position will serve as a Risk Management Engineer in the North Carolina Emergency Management division of DPS. The mission of North Carolina Emergency Management is to enhance North Carolina's resiliency through active collaboration, communication, and coordination of efficient and effective preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation of all natural and man-made hazards and threats.
The primary mission of Risk Management (RM) is to plan, implement, and manage the efficient and effective acquisition, management, utilization, and dissemination of geospatial data, models, methodologies, applications, and information to support the Division and the State Emergency Response Team.
This position is assigned to Risk Management, with responsibility for reviewing and evaluating selected engineering models. studies, computations, and resulting discharges (cfs) generated by private sector engineering firms. Position will be responsible for overseeing, managing, and ensuring resolution of all appeals and protests associated with engineering model discrepancies. Position will be responsible for providing technical analysis and expertise in the development and ranking of stream studies/reaches for each county, sub-basin and river basin. Responsible for providing technical analysis and evaluation of working closely with other federal, state and local organizations to: (1) provide and receive engineering, elevation, and survey data, (2) work through issues impacting current and future work, (3) coordinate on existing work projects to ensure efficiencies, and (4) provide training and outreach regarding technical data, (5) provide technical support and review and evaluate GIS and geodatabase digital products, (6) review NFIP no-rise submittals and (7) provide NC FIMAN Technical Support: QA/QC lead for engineering and inundation mapping for flood alert system, develop engineering and inundation mapping as needed, planning and ranking of potential stream gage sites and review lead for flood inundation risk analysis.
During disaster operations position serves as as subject matter expert for flood/inundation mapping or in other technical or operational roles as assigned. May be assigned to fill positions within an Incident Command System (ICS) structure.
Position may require travel within the State. Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Listed below are the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) associated with this position. These KSA's, along with the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position. Qualified applicants must possess and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Water Resources Engineering with specialized experience in Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina (or ability to obtain within six months of employment).
Knowledge and understanding of engineering concepts, practices, and theories used in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.
Valid Driver's License.
Ability to determine program/project priorities, processes, and procedures.
Ability to independently make final recommendations and may require ability to make decisions that require hydrologic and hydraulic modeling knowledge.
Computer Software/Modeling: Proficient in the use of MS Office software including Office, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Access.
Training in the field of hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) engineering/modeling and H&H modeling software and methods including HEC-HMS, USGS Regression and Flood Frequency Analyses (FFA), HEC-1, HEC-RAS, HEC-2, and SWMM.
Experience with H&H modeling in support of dam inundation studies and development of emergency action plans (EAPs), coastal analyses using WHAFIS, Runup 2.0 and FEMA CHAMP, and analyses using 2-dimensional models.
A strong working knowledge of GIS software and geodatabases used for image processing, remote sensing, surface and volume modeling, and visualization, including experience with HEC-GeoRAS, HEC- GeoHMS, Model Builder, Spatial and 3-D Analyst extensions of ArcGIS.
Certified Floodplain Manager.
ADA Physical Requirements will be discussed during the interview.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in an applicable field of engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualification May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.