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    The Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management Specialist provides general technical assistance to facilitate floodplain management in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Hazard Mitigation strategy objectives and requirements.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the United States of America and its territories.  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.

    Now FEMA looks to you, join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. We are seeking talented individuals who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis. FEMA Reservists are incident management responders, hired under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Reservists are a significant factor in the agency workforce in responding to disasters. These employees deploy to perform activities directly related to disasters, emergencies, projects, or activities of a non-continuous nature. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration. Work opportunities are intermittent due to the irregular nature of disasters and Reservist employees are not guaranteed regular recurring hours, deployments, or renewal of employment.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a FEMA Reservist!

    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.

    In this position, you will promote compliance with all applicable floodplain management regulations, ordinances, executive orders, policies and guidance.Typical assignments include:

    • Providing general technical assistance and communicating Hazard Mitigation program information.
    • Gathering, reviewing, and organizing disaster-related information and field data for analysis and recommendation.
    • Coordinating with immediate supervisor to identify goals, objectives, actions, and tasks to accomplish State and local Hazard Mitigation (HM) priorities.
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external partners, local and state officials, city/county/parish councils, building officials, and floodplain managers.
    • Using applicable systems, software, tools, reference materials, and equipment to respond to inquiries from internal and external partners regarding floodplain management concepts.
    • Completing floodplain determinations for proposed temporary housing sites and Public Assistance project sites.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535465600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.