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The mission of the National Disaster Recovery Support (NDRS) cadre is to help coordinate federal post-disaster recovery planning and implementation in support of state, tribal, territorial and local efforts. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Reservist 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 Reservist Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years. Employment is on an intermittent basis. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.
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.
The Community Design Expert provides expert advice to impacted communities related to community design (architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, sustainability). They will be responsible for: guiding community stakeholders to create a vision for post-disaster long-term community recovery. Typical duties include:
- Facilitating and developing concepts of proposed recovery projects.
- Providing expertise on design strategies that increase resilience and mitigate against future disaster impacts.
- Encouraging participation in the design process through facilitated meetings, i.e., design workshops.
- Providing community design assistance on behalf of recovery efforts
- Providing renderings of proposed recovery projects at various scales.
- Offering design strategies or methods for post-disaster rebuilding that will increase community resiliency or mitigate future damages.
- Working directly with recovery stakeholders to visualize and design their proposed recovery initiatives, such as, new/renovated buildings, improved streetscapes, and neighborhood plans.
- Supporting CPCB partnership development and outreach with planning and design agencies and organizations disaster-wide.
75% or less - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.
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