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

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

This position is ideal for a Hazard Mitigation professional looking for an opportunity to work in Mitigation collaborating with experts in other functional areas to develop integrated Hazard Mitigation policy recommendations. This position starts at a salary of $73,420 (GS-12, Step 1), with promotion potential to $95,444 (GS-12, Step 10).

This position opportunity is also being advertised under All U.S. Citizens/Delegated Examining and at the GS-12 grade level.Please see vacancy announcement number MG-2013-15279-LDC-934282DE for additional information.

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 become a key member of a team of Mitigation professionals in a pivotal policy role from day one. You will build project teams and collaborate closely with others throughout the federal Mitigation community. Typical work assignments include:

·         delivering Federal grant programs, to include evaluating applications, interpreting program polices, and applying Federal rules in accordance with OMB Circulars and policies.

·          processing FEMA mitigation grants using NEMIS, E-grants or other FEMA Databases to include application processing, budget analysis, grant obligation, quarterly report reviews, grant close out and  knowledge of benefit cost analysis and environmental review procedures.

·         building partnerships with states, locals and tribes and other entities that result in successful delivery of mitigation programs.