Job Overview


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 for additional information.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of architecture and/or civil engineering; the effects of natural hazards on buildings, and building codes. This position starts at a salary of $79,760 (GS-12 Step 1) with promotion potential to the $123,234 (GS-13 Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration team within FEMA.

Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a 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.


In this position, you will serve as an Architect or Civil Engineer responsible for the application of mitigating the effects of natural hazards. Typical assignments include:

  • Advising, developing, and evaluating building code related policies, procedures, and guidance as they relate to natural hazards.
  • Preparing technical papers and presentations expressing the Agency's position on building code issue.
  • Providing technical support on the development of technical training materials.
  • Acting as point of contact on natural hazards mitigation, and disaster-resistant building codes and standards.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position may required occasional non-emergency travel 10%

Relocation Authorized

  • No