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Provide guidance regarding the Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) function. This position starts at a salary of $97,836.00 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Regional Offices, Region Nine, Grants Management Division, Grants Program Branch within FEMA.

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.


The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) function is responsible for providing comprehensive regulatory, policy, guidance, scoping, assessment, planning, trainin, and technical assistance for FEMA Programs and activities to comply with relevant EHP laws, executive orders, and implementing regulations. Typical assignments for this position include:

- Advises the Regional Environmental Officer (REO) and provide recommendations in the development of regional guidance on the Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) compliance and implementation of comprehensive regional EHP operations.

- Reviews and implements EHP technical regulations, standards, policies, and guidelines.

- Determines the need for a Categorical Exclusion (CE), or Environmental Assessment (EA); makes Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) recommendations to the REO; and advises the REO, Regional Administrator (RA) and HQ Environmental Officer when an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) may be needed.

- Advises and updates the REO on status and progress of program and project management matters, proposes solutions, implements REO approved solutions, proposes expeditious changes for optimal results.

- Analyzes a wide range of EHP scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues for all FEMA's programs.