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USACE Flood Risk Manager of the Year

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Nomination Procedures

Candidates may be nominated by a military or civilian leader from a USACE District, MSC, center, laboratory or headquarters. Silver Jackets Coordinators may also be nominated by a member of their state team. Activity commanders/directors must endorse the nomination in the form of a letter with the Activity Commander/Director’s signature and signature block (electronic signature is acceptable). Activity Commanders/Directors may submit only one nomination from their activity for each award. Nominees for the Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year also require an endorsement from their State team. Nominees must have worked for USACE for at least part of the 2011 calendar year.

Nominations must be prepared in accordance with the criteria and instructions in Appendix B (docx, 18 KB) and must be submitted through this online process no later than 11 April 2012.

Please assemble all required materials prior to beginning the online nomination process. Incomplete nominations cannot be saved.

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Nomination Application and Narrative

The entries must consist of a narrative that will not exceed one single-sided page (Arial 10 point font). A nomination shall contain the following information in addition to the justification:

  • Full name, position, and grade of nominee during evaluation period
  • Summary of nominee’s education and professional certifications
  • Name and phone number of nominee’s supervisor
  • Name and current position of the individual making the nomination
  • The justification for the award should describe the nominee’s significant contributions to the Flood Risk Management Program or the Silver Jackets Program, state why these are considered exceptional, and describe the results. Goals and objectives of both these programs as well as roles and responsibilities of program managers and coordinators can be found in HQ USACE (CECW-HS) Memorandum, 5 Oct 09, subject: USACE National Flood Risk Management Program Initial Guidance. The narrative should link the nominee’s activities to furthering these goals and objectives.

Nomination criteria include the following

  • Technical ability of Corps employee
  • Dependability of Corps employee
  • Corps employee’s knowledge of floodplain management issues
  • Coordination with the Corps
  • Level of communication with technical specialists
  • Level of communication with project managers
  • Timely completion of floodplain management studies
  • Attention to cost effectiveness of floodplain management surveys and/or studies
  • Corps compliance with Federal floodplain management regulations
  • Quality of floodplain management studies produced
  • Technical accuracy of the project/studies reports
  • Usefulness of floodplain projects or studies

Selection Process

A panel of professionals from Flood Risk Management will determine the recipients for the Flood Risk Manager of the Year and the Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year . Nominees are not eligible to serve on the panel. The panel reserves the right to forego selecting a recipient.

Award Notification and Presentation

  • The individuals selected will be notified NLT 1 May 2012 of their selection via memorandum, e-mail and/or phone call from the appropriate chain of command.
  • The Awards will be presented at the 2012 USACE Summer Senior Leaders Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 6 August 2012. Each award recipient will receive a plaque to recognize her/his selection. It should be noted that the awards are honorary and do not include monetary stipends. However, local Commanders and Directors are encouraged to consider monetary awards within their authorities in accordance with the USACE Incentive Awards Program. Transportation and TDY costs for attending the presentation ceremony must be financed by the awardee’s home organization.
 

 

 

 

Purpose

The Flood Risk Management Program awards include awards for Flood Risk Management and Silver Jackets.

These awards recognize outstanding individuals who exemplify the goals and objectives of the programs.

The awards recognize the efforts of the USACE individuals in Flood Risk Management and Silver Jackets whose performance enhanced the understanding and implementation of flood risk management in the federal, state, tribal and local governments, as well as with the public.

The Silver Jackets USACE individual is recognized for his/her efforts in developing and supporting state teams in the mission of Silver Jackets.

These awards seek to recognize the efforts of the Corps to move from flood risk reduction to management of flood risk through communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with federal, state, tribal, regional and local partners.

Applicability

This recognition program applies to all field operating activities.

Policy

All nominees for these awards must demonstrate the willingness to go above and beyond his/her normal duties, set an example for others to follow, and use their skills to advance the goals and objectives of the Flood Risk Management Program. The awards are as follows:

a. Flood Risk Manager of the Year: This award seeks to recognize outstanding individual efforts and contributions to flood risk management. The Flood Risk Manager of the Year is designed to honor a member of the USACE for his/her outstanding contributions in advancing the goals and objectives of the Flood Risk Management Program.

b. Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year: This award seeks to recognize outstanding individual efforts and contributions to a Silver Jackets team. The District Silver Jackets Coordinator of the Year is designed to honor a US Army Corps of Engineers District Employee for his/her outstanding contributions in advancing the goals and objectives of the Silver Jackets program.