Job Overview

Summary

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.

*This announcement was amended to extend the closing date to August 12, 2013 due to scheduled USAStaffing system work downtime.

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 and at the GS-12 grade level.  Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-14961-KCD-926966MP for additional information. 

This position is ideal for a person who can perform program management duties for floodplain management elements of the National Flood Insurance Program. This position starts at a salary of $68,809.00 (GS-12).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Seven, Mitigation Division, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch.

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 are not authorized for this position.

Duties

In this position, you will encourage special flood hazard decision-making at the Federal, State and local levels of government and the private sector.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to communicate loss prevention information to various audiences by promoting flood insurance and disseminating risk information.
  • Consult with and advises State and local governments on regulations and administrative procedures designed to improve decision-making relative to the existence of flood hazards resulting from natural or man-made situations.
  • Advises private sector interests, including the real estate and mortgage lending industries, of requirements and impacts of flood insurance and flood hazard mapping.
  • Evaluates performance of State and local governments in order to continue their participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Conducts public meetings and training sessions, makes program presentations and speaks before trade associations to present factual information and promote flood hazard mitigation concepts.