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    The ideal candidate has experience interpreting engineering design, construction, data, criteria, policy & regulations to determine technical credibility, cost effectiveness & ability to substantially reduce the effects of future disasters. This position starts at a salary of $78,446 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division/Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch team within FEMA.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.

    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 serve as a Civil Engineer providing technical support and program implementation of FEMA hazard mitigation Programs, including Hazard Mitigation Grants Program (HMGP); Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program; Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. Typical assignments include:

    • Reviewing and recommending approval of projects applications, cost overruns, modifications, extensions, and appeals
    • Reviewing HMA grant applications in the context of compliance with existing building codes, ordinances, hazards mitigation assistance, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Environment and Historic Preservation (EHP) compliance
    • Reviewing and interpreting plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, construction methods and benefits cost analysis
    • Providing technical assistance to States and sub-grantees in the identification of viable projects, the development of complete, accurate, well-documented, and compliant project applications, in reviewing applications, and in administering of the mitigation grant programs
    • Monitoring the status and performance of grants awarded to the States, including performance reports, financial management, and close-out of sub-grants and overall grant awards

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

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