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.
The Hazard Mitigation (HM) Cadre manages risk reduction activities from all natural hazards. Goals of the HM cadre are to create safer communities by reducing loss of life and property; enabling individuals to recover more rapidly from flood and other disasters; and to lessen the financial impact of disasters on the Nation. As a HM Hazards and Performance Analysis (HPA) Specialist, you will provide technical assistance in conducting Risk Assessments and evaluation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) products (such as maps, tables and other output). 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.
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, not to exceed 2 years. Employment is on an intermittent basis. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.
As a Hazard Mitigation (HM) Hazards and Performance Analysis Specialist in FEMA's Reservist Program, you may be required to perform any of the following:
- Assisting stakeholders in defining GIS product requests, conducting mitigation program delivery based research, preparing and explaining hazards risk analysis for loss avoidance studies, building codes and performance, and conducting benefits cost analysis (BCA) and justifications/descriptions to support outcome of the analysis.
- Developing and delivering technical briefing data, information and presentations to a variety of stakeholders and partners.
- Producing, evaluating and analyzing maps and other GIS products based on vulnerability and hazard/risk assessments.
- Producing technical reports based on hazard/risk assessments.
- Providing basic HPA technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders in the Joint Field Office.
- 75% or Greater
- In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.