About the Agency
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
This position starts at a salary of $95,409 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region II, Mitigation Division, Flood Management and Insurance Branch team 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.
In this position, you will act as the regional technical authoritative expert in highly specialized fields of hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain construction standards and codes, site planning techniques and hazard mitigation.
• Developing and implementing an engineering program that supports emerging national policies and agency initiatives, to improve the capability of State and Local governments to plan for, and respond to natural and technological hazards.
• Reviewing proposals for flood insurance studies and recommends to the Chief which firms should be awarded contracts.
• Performing contract negotiation and the day to day administration of the studies and has the authority to amend contracts.
• Formulating policy recommendations regarding all types of engineering programs and participates of FEMA and Inter Agency Task Forces which develop policy and new program initiatives.
• Overviewing the implementation of procedures and methodology for risk assessment studies by developing priorities in allocation of limited funds available for flood insurance studies.
• Managing, supervising and coordinating the work of all private engineering consultants and Federal and States agencies, conducting flood insurance studies in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional non-emergency travel required.