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This position is ideal for an individual with experience in the field of floodplain management, land use planning and the regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program looking for an opportunity to initiate community compliance revfiews, conduct investigations amongst diverse stakeholders. This position starts at a salary of $67,963 (GS-11) with promotion potential to $81,460 (GS-12).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region 9, Mitigation Division in Oakland, CA.
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: 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.


Typical assignments include:
  •  Scheduling and conducting a variety of meetings throughout the Region and presenting National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) study data at local public meetings;
  • Meeting with lending institutions, insurance agency and the general public to explain the flood insurance program;
  • Enrolling communities in the NFIP;
  • Reviewing local ordinances and conducting meetings and field work to assure compliance to Federal regulations;
  • Responding to all inquiries on the NFIP that are not engineering related.