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    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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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.

    This position is located in the Regional Offices, Region Three, Mitigation Division, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this position, you will serve as an advisor, technical representative and engineering expert for FEMA programs. You will provide architectural or engineering technical expertise on hazard mitigation methods, construction cost estimates, disaster-resistant building codes and standards hazard mitigation training courses, and FEMA policies and directives.

    Typical assignments include but are not limited to:

    • Providing technical assistance on engineering and construction related policies, procedures, and principles,
    • Developing scopes of work for disaster-related repairs and reconstruction of infrastructure, roads, and public facilities,
    • Developing and reviewing cost estimates for repairs and reconstruction,
    • Preparing technical recommendations for the public assistance projects and appeals,
    • Reviewing and interpreting data, criteria, policy, and regulations related to engineer design or construction.

    Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550426400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.