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 at the GS-13 grade level. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-11987-BLG-911252MP for additional information.

This position is located in the preparedness Directorate's Office of Grants and Training, Center of Domestic Preparedness (CDP).  The Center headquareted in Anniston Alabama, provides specialized advanced taraining to Federal, State and local emergency responders to prevent, deter, interdict, and respond to terrorist acts involving toxic weapons grade chemical and biological agents, radiological materials and hazardous materials.  The Center provides advanced hands on  training to state and local law enforemcment, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and emergency mangement officials.  The position serves a resident specialist providing a full range of engineering services for the CDP and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Infrastructure Support.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 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 may be authorized for this position.


As a General Engineer, you will:

• Conduct the long term needs evaluation for major improvement and maintenance of facilities, and for resulting temporary relocations of facilities.

• Develop and implement strategic plans and schedules for facility repair and maintenance activities

• Provide cost estimates and analyses, time estimates, and other input to plans and specifications for projects for new construction and renovations

• Ensure that immediate and long term environmental concerns are appropriately reflected in design, construction, anticipated operations, and eventual disposal of such facilities.

• Oversee and coordinate all activities pertaining to the construction, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of facilities to meet and support training mission needs and objectives.