• Help

    Duties

    Summary

    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience as a technical authoritative resource in the specialized fields of risk assessments, hydrologic and hydraulic flood studies, contract. This position starts at a salary of $ (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 6 team within FEMA.


    View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Learn more about this agency

    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 serve in the Risk Analysis Branch as an Engineer that is responsible for the implementation, review, coordination, and monitoring of engineering activities. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as an advisor and technical representative and engineering expert for FEMA programs that require difficult, diverse and complex planning, implementation and engineering expertise.
    • Providing expert technical direction to contractors’ Study Managers conducting flood risk studies and Risk MAP Program mapping.
    • Serving as a regional expert on current technology used for the Risk MAP initiative, including two-dimensional modeling, LIDAR remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hazus flood loss estimation tools, and incorporates advances in these new technologies into Risk MAP studies.
    • Implementing guidelines and specifications for automated risk assessment, topographic data collection, and other GIS mapping technologies.
    • Formulating guidelines and specifications for the planning and engineering aspects of flood, mudslide, and erosion studies to ensure that flood risk studies will provide a sound basis for insurance rating and floodplain management measures.
    • Collaborating with Federal Agencies, State agencies, and local governments in the development and review of flood hazard information.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538634200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.