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Senior Project Coordinator - Disaster Recovery

Boulder County
Boulder, CO
United States

Boulder County Transportation is hiring a Senior Transportation Project Coordinator, responsible for the coordination and implementation of various complex programs and projects. Specifically, this position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Disaster (flood) Recovery programs. This position supervises a small team and reports directly to the Transportation Department's Operations Division Manager.

This position supports Boulder County Transportation Department's disaster recovery efforts to rebuild public infrastructure, consisting primarily of roads, bridges and related structures. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading Boulder County's transportation disaster recovery efforts to maximize external funding, including FEMA Public Assistance (FEMA PA) and HUD Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs, as well as playing a role in seeking out resiliency and mitigation funding and potentially managing other grants. Current programs are in various stages of completion, from active construction to project closeout and appeal. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience writing technical documents, primarily 1) FEMA Public Assistance Appeals, 2) Category C Project Worksheet Scope Change (Closeout) Requests and 3) successful state and federal grant applications. Candidates should demonstrate contributions toward successful reimbursement of capital expenditures through a variety of state and federal funding sources.

This is a full-time, fully benefited, term limited position within the Transportation Department and is currently funded through December 25, 2023, with opportunity to extend as funding is secured.  

 Work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (flexible)     

Hiring salary range:$79,080.00 - $113,892.00 Annually
Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt.


Duties and responsibilities of the Senior Transportation Project Coordinator- Disaster Recovery may include the following:

  1. Coordinates and oversees a team that manages FEMA PA grants from federally declared disasters (DR-4145, DR-4229). Primary work includes scope change requests, first and second appeals and project worksheet closeout
  2. Coordinates and oversee the closeout of a CDBG-DR funded Home Access Program. Primary work includes coordinating with grant recipients (homeowners), engineers and contractors, requests for reimbursement and grant closeout
  3. Develops resources and strategies, identifies and resolves potential critical path issues, creates and continually updates procedures to improve program management and works with appropriate staff and external partners to effectively implement programs and projects within established timelines
  4. Works closely with County Attorney and Office of Budget and Finance staff on FEMA appeals, reimbursement requests, and project closeout
  5. Tracks expenditures, encumbrances, contracting, budgeting, scheduling, programming and management of projects and programs. Regularly reports program/project status
  6. Play a lead and/or supporting role in pursuing other state and federal grant funding for recovery and resiliency programs and construction projects and overseeing awards and grant management
  7. Encourages professional development of team members, conducts employee evaluations, guides employees concerning performance and recommends personnel actions
  8. Provides support for a variety of Transportation disaster recovery programs and other projects, as assigned
  9. May be reassigned in case of emergency situations


PLEASE NOTE: When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.


Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for 8 years of combined education and experience. Related education includes degrees in urban planning, public administration, engineering, business administration, or related field. Related experience includes transportation planning, community planning, or finance, public administration, grant management, engineering, disaster recovery or resilience or another applicable field. 

At least one year of experience must be in a related supervisory capacity.

COVER LETTER & RESUME: A cover letter and resume must be attached, in addition to the online application, to be considered for this position


  • A job offer is contingent on passing a criminal background investigation


  • Employee must have a valid driver's license




  • Familiarity with FEMA's hazard mitigation grant programs like PDM and BRIC in addition to FEMA PA and CDBG-DR
  • Familiarity with the 2018 Disaster Recovery Reform Act
  • Ability to decipher Federal, State and local regulatory requirements and processes
  • Ability to be organized and detail-oriented with strong communication and documentation skills
  • A third-party certification or license such as PMP, CFM, P.E. or AICP
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and enhance teams and individual performers
  • Ability to learn quickly, work collaboratively, and utilize organizational agility to achieve results
  • Experience with various components of transportation capital projects including engineering, procurement, budgeting/ accounting, environmental regulations, construction management, etc.
  • Comfortable dealing with change and ambiguity


Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.




Published on:
November 25, 2019 - 12:27pm
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