Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
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  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures at the GS-13 grade level. Please see vacancy announcement number MG-2013-12848-LDC-902961MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert Mitigation Planning Specialist looking for an opportunity to shape FEMA Mitigation policy, including collaborating with experts in other functional areas to develop integrated Mitigation policy recommendations. This position starts at a salary of $87,292 (GS-13, Step 1), with promotion potential to $113,478 (GS-13, Step[ 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division Team in FEMA's Region III headquarters Office in Philadelphia, PA.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


This position is located in the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch of the Mitigation Division within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III Office.  The position is responsible for the implementation of the Community Assistance Program-State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE) at the regional level.  The incumbent also serves as the first line point of contact for NFIP implementation regionally, Presidential disaster declarations and to the Response and Recovery Divisions on NFIP matters.