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    The ideal candidate for this position will have expertise in urban planning; proven experience leading interdisciplinary teams to specified outcomes; and demonstrated attention to detail and ability to manage systems of record. This position starts at a salary of $75,515 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $90,512 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Nine team within FEMA.

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    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 perform a wide range of standard professional work that are conventional in nature, but of considerable scope and concerned with community mitigation planning through engaging communities such as urban or rural neighborhoods, villages, Tribal reservations, cities, counties, regions, States, U.S. Territories or the nation in a dialogue about risk reduction strategies.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Coordinating and providing technical assistance in the National Flood Insurance Program (e.g., interpreting ordinances and floodplain management regulations, evaluating development and structures for flood risk compliance, education through technical bulletins) with community officials to develop flood risk management plans, practices and ordinances that advance flood resilience.
    • Maintaining knowledge of National Flood Insurance Program issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations.
    • Enforcing floodplain management regulations based on FEMA’s NFIP, and state, local, tribal and territorial regulatory standards, which mitigates the effects of flooding within communities.
    • Communicating in an influential or persuasive manner and writing clearly and concisely.
    • Preparing reports, responses to inquiries, and other correspondence involving decisions concerning the NFIP.
    • Performing as a spokesperson and/or expert at conferences, meetings, committees, and working groups.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0020 Community Planning

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548119100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.