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    The ideal candidate for this position is a Civil Engineer with experience developing Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) for Hazard Mitigation & Public Assistance Programs, knowledge of building science and codes; and floodplain management concepts. This position starts at a salary of $78,446 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division, Risk Analysis Branch, Region 4 team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    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 be a Civil Engineer in the Mitigation Division, Risk Analysis Branch, performing building science work helping to develop disaster resistant design and construction guidance.  Typical assignments include: 

    • Performing and/or developing engineering review of Hazard Mitigation (HMA) and Public Assistance (PA) grant projects to determine the technical feasibility and cost-effectiveness utilizing FEMA-approved Benefits-Cost Analysis (BCA) software or methodology. Reviewing other analysis for complete and appropriate documentation and standard adherence and effectiveness in substantially reducing the effects of future flooding.
    • Serving as a Civil Engineer 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
    • Supporting disaster operations by responding to building science/mitigation needs of HQ Disaster Operations, Emergency Response Teams and Joint Field Offices as assigned. Supports disaster operations as a member of the Agency's Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) or Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams
    • 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

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% is required for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538300600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.