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. Please see vacancy announcement number 2013-12492-SLC-909012MP for additional information.

In this position you will serve as a program manager for the implementation of the FEMA mitigation grant programs.  This position starts at a salary of $72,733 (GS-12 step 1).  The full performance level of this position is at the GS-12 grade level.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch of the Regional office!

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  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.


In this position, you will serve as a program manager for implementation of the FEMA mitigation grant programs and as liaison to State counterparts.  This requires provision of technical assistance, analysis, monitoring, and policy interpretation in support of Federal and State grants management processes, from award, implementation, financial tracking and close-out.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Serves as a Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Specialist for program implementation and grants management of the FEMA hazard mitigation programs to include: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program; Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program; Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) program; and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) program.
  • Provides technical assistance to States and sub-grantees in the identification of projects, the development of complete, accurate, well-documented, and compliant project applications, in reviewing applications, and in administering of mitigation grant programs.  Facilitates training to support this effort.
  • Monitors the status and performance of grants awarded to the States, including performance reports, financial management, and close-out of sub-grants and overall grant awards.  Coordinates these efforts with the Regional Assistance Officer responsible for each grant program.
  • Develops and presents materials for briefings, training workshops and conferences with other FEMA divisions, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and private organizations promoting hazard mitigation concepts, policies and procedures.  Prepares responses to a wide variety of correspondence, and issues papers requiring research and preparation of clear and concise replies.
  • Assists the Regional Mitigation Planning staff in providing technical assistance to State and local applicants in the preparation and update of their required hazards mitigation plans pursuant to 44 CFR 201. Reviews, analyzes and provides input on guidance, policies and procedures related to mitigation programs.