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Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Hazard Mitigation 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.
This position is being announced under FEMA's Reservist Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years. Employment is on an intermittent basis. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.
STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Reservist Program is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.
As a Hazard Mitigation (HM) Floodplain Management Specialist in FEMA's Reservist Program, you may be required to perform any of the following:
- Coordinate with immediate supervisor to identify State and local Hazard Mitigation priorities
- Communicate Hazard Mitigation program information and provide recommendations to communities to advance floodplain management concepts
- Communicate with internal partners (e.g., Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Small Business Administration)
- Work with local officials, such as city/county councils, building officials, and floodplain managers in coordination with the State
- Provide basic technical assistance to internal and external partners on floodplain management
- Analyze program-related data to make recommendations and identify problems
- Demonstrate capability to use applicable systems, tools, and equipment
Who May Apply
This job is open to…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 Monday, August 31, 2016.
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