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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 for this position would have experience in coastal and riverine engineering, project management and outreach. This position starts at a salary of $90,023 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 4 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.

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    In this position, you will provide comprehensive technical, regulatory, and administrative advice to internal and external partners regarding hydrologic and hydraulic engineering floodplain coastal studies related to flood hazard mapping.

    • Advising senior engineer and Risk Analysis Branch Chief on broad expert level coastal engineering technical issues which require development of, or changes to, Regional Flood Hazard Mapping Program policy.
    • Reviewing, advising and monitoring expert level technical work performed by private engineering consultants, Cooperating Technical Partners, Federal agencies and other mapping partners conducting coastal and riverine flood hazard studies for FEMA.
    • Reviewing activities concentrated on coastal methodologies and techniques, hydrologic and hydraulic engineering modeling and geospatial analysis (LiDAR, IFSAR) and mapping, and procedures for the development of coastal and riverine flood insurance studies.
    • Conducting broad expert level coastal engineering technical coordination meetings to resolve differences in coastal and riverine study findings for adjacent areas. Recommending resolution of technical differences to senior supervisory engineer and Branch Chief when agreements cannot be achieved.
    • Explaining sensitive riverine and expert level coastal engineering technical issues and assists in the review of appeals presented by communities and individuals. Advises a wide audience on Coastal/Riverine Engineering, Building Compliance and Regulatory issues.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Non-Emergency travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, August 4, 2017.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475451700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.