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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.

    The ideal candidate will have experience working with environmental and historic preservation compliance requirements for federally funded projects; and specific experience with preparation of NEPA and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 compliance documents. This position starts at a salary of $53,575 (GS-9) or $64,820 (GS-11) with promotion potential to the $77,694 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 3 team within FEMA.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the 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.

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    In this position, you will use all practical means and measures to protect, restore and enhance the quality of the environment, to avoid or minimize adverse impacts to the environment and comply with environmental planning and historic preservation responsibilities in order to attain the objectives of: a) helping communities reduce the impact that disasters and emergency management decisions and operations have on the nation’s natural and cultural resources; b) preserving historic, cultural and natural aspects of national heritage and maintaining, wherever possible, an environment that supports diversity and variety of individual choice; c) achieving a balance between resource use and development within the sustained carrying capacity of the ecosystem involved. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as a program specialist and management advisor on the performance of Environmental / Historic Preservation (EHP) program work relating to environmental planning/historic preservation regulations, e.g., ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, or prevent / mitigate adverse impact to environmental and historic resources as a result of agency program implementation.
    • Exercising seasoned judgment and providing advice to agency officials and to other environmental protection specialists regarding the suite of environmental policy and historic preservation requirements including but not limited to historic preservation studies, environmental assessments and impact statements, and developing historic preservation or environmental policy guidance documents.
    • Serving as a representative in working groups and committees, presenting results of significant analytical studies, developing position papers for presentation to decision makers, participating on panels or in seminars concerning assigned subject area, or other similar representation functions.
    • Proposing plans that are well-developed and account for potential difficulties with alternative solutions and approaches, particularly as part of the Unified Federal Review (UFR) process implementation within regional / field EHP operations.
    • Providing technical advice and assistance and making recommendations to senior management staff and regional/field EHP staff regarding improvement of environmental programs both within FEMA.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Friday, 8/4/2017 OR at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    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/475327300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.