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    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.

    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.

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Reservist Program. This is a 2 year appointment in the Excepted Service. Employment is on an intermittent basis. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.

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    The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program provides technical personal to support FEMA’s Public Assistance 406 Mitigation program. The work involves collaborating with other FEMA Specialists, Sub-grant applicants, engineers and architects in identifying cost effective and technically feasible Mitigation Proposals that meet program eligibility requirements. As a Hazard Mitigation (HM) 406 Specialist in FEMA’s Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:

    • Possessing thorough knowledge of the 406 Mitigation program requirements and providing technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders in the Joint Field Office
    • Presenting Public Assistance 406 Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation 404 programs to an audience of sub-applicants seeking FEMA disaster assistance
    • Regularly meeting with and accompanying FEMA Public Assistance, State and/or applicant personnel on site visits to damaged public infrastructure or eligible non-profit sites and assisting with development of cost effective and technically feasible Hazard Mitigation Proposals
    • Writing reports, scopes of work and detailed correspondence with respect to program parameters and 406 Mitigation proposals
    • Conducting complex benefit-cost analysis (BCA) using FEMA –approved BCA software or methodology for potential 406 Mitigation projects
    • Advising and guiding on HM program concepts, rules, regulations, and processes

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Open to All U.S. Citizens.

    Applications will be accepted for current residents of Guam only.

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on August 31, 2016.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/448322900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.