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    The ideal candidate for this position has strong experience as a fire protection engineer providing technical guidance with codes and standards to include home fires sprinklers and is part of a national network of fire protection experts. This position starts at a salary of $99,172.00 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the United States Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Programs 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 serve as the technical expert that provides guidance and instruction in fire protection engineering with a prevention nexus to support United States Fire Administration (USFA) mission. Typical assignments include: 

    • Working with resources that are designed to prevent fire hazards and protect life and property.
    • Interpreting and promoting fire safety codes and standards as a technical point of contact for USFA, components within DHS/FEMA and other federal and stakeholder/partner groups.
    • Providing a comprehensive understanding of multi-agency fire and life safety resources, plans and policies sufficient to conduct prevention and community risk reduction program analysis.
    • Developing position papers and related documents in topics involving fire protection engineering.
    • Representing USFA on national technical Committees and participates in interagency coordination for a wide variety of activities at national levels.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required. Travel requirement is 10%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548265000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.