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    The ideal candidate will have experience providing program oversight and expert technical assistance on engineering related policies, principles, and procedures. This position starts at a salary of $100,820 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Recovery Division Region IX team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    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.

    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 provide program oversight and expert technical assistance on engineering related policies, principles, and procedures. Typical assignments include:

    • Preparing responses to inquiries, resolving technical conflicts which may arise between local and State agencies, groups, engineering firms, and applicants.
    • Reviewing proposed construction of or repair to disaster damaged facilities as well as requesting Federal financial assistance and providing recommendations of eligibility of assistance to the branch chief.
    • Preparing technical recommendations for the Branch Chief regarding public assistance projects or appeals using engineering expertise.
    • Developing plans, policies, and procedures for implementing the public assistance program under the provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
    • Serving as a lead on special projects, such as investigating controversial claims and appeals from previous decisions by federal coordinating officer, public assistance officers, Regional Administrators and providing recommendations for resolution of cases.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 25% domestic travel may be required

    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/538510700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.