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This position is located in the Regional Offices, Environmental and Historic Preservation Branch, Mitigation Division, Region VI, in Denton, TX. In this position you will serve as the Tribal Liaison for Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) issues and compliance requirements in a division which houses the Agency’s Regional Environmental Officer (REO) and the responsibility for the Agency’s compliance with a range of federal environmental/historic laws governing FEMA funded actions . This position starts at a salary of $76,903 (IC-12).
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region VI, Mitigation Offices 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 Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.
In this position, you will serve as the Tribal Liaison for Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) issues and compliance requirements in a division which houses the Agency’s Regional Environmental Officer (REO) and the responsibility for the Agency’s compliance with a range of federal environmental/historic laws governing FEMA funded actions . Typical assignments include:
- Serves as an outreach spokesperson and liaison between the regional EHP Branch, External Affairs and other FEMA programs and externally to Tribal Nations and Native Hawaiian Organizations under the direction and supervision of the REO and/or direction of the DREO at the regional level.
- Serves as an expert consultant to ensure that all FEMA disaster program activities receive the appropriate level of EHP review as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and associated statues, regulations, and Executive Orders.
- Performs data gathering; analysis and interagency coordination for disaster program projects.
- Serves as a senior level advisor concerning changes to policy and procedures to streamline the EHP review process for FEMA’s disaster programs.
- Prepares, reviews, and comments on drafts and/or final EHP reviews and compliance related documents.
- Occasional Travel
- OCCASIONAL NON-EMERGENCY TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED