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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 as a technical authoritative resource in the specialized fields of building science, floodplain construction standards and building codes, site planning techniques to include hazard mitigation, and benefit-cost analysis reviews. This position starts at a salary of $76,903 (GS-12) Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division Region VI 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 coordinate with other Federal State, local, or private engineers on a variety of civil engineering/hazard mitigation issues for the development of projects. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as a technical expert responsible for helping to develop, review and provide comments on FEMA technical standards policies, procedures, best practices, recommendations, guidance on tactics and strategies to minimize the risk of damage to the built environment from natural hazards such as, floods, winds or other hazards.
    • Working with others to identify research and development needs in the areas of flood, wind-resistant or other hazard design and construction practices and hazard risk assessment.
    • Performing and/or developing technical review of Hazard Mitigation (HMA) and Public Assistance (PA) grant projects to determine the technical feasibility and cost-effectiveness utilizing FEMA-approved BCA software or methodology. Reviewing other analysis for complete and appropriate documentation and standard adherence.
    • Developing and maintaining knowledge of the building science and benefit cost analysis aspects of the NFIP, floodplain management regulations, community assistance program, Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs, Public Assistance programs, the Stafford Act, building codes and standards and other natural hazards programs.
    • Serving as a point of contact, providing building science and benefit cost analysis advice or training within or on behalf of FEMA Region VI to states, local governments, tribes, non-profits, the private sector, design professionals, industry, academia, property owners or other organizations and skillsets as they relate specifically to FEMA’s Mitigation programs.
    • Coordinating with other organizational elements of FEMA, other Federal agencies, State, Local and tribal governments, trade or industry associations, property owners, planners academia, non-profits or other organizations as necessary to facilitate effective integration of building science principles into policies and programs.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 20% domestic travel may be 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) Monday, 09/25/2017 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.

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    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479402100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.