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    Summary

    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

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    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.

    These positions are located in Bothell, WA. The duties include but not limited to:

    • Performing reviews and/or develop Hazard Mitigation Proposals for Public Assistance (PA) grant projects to determine technical feasibility and cost effectiveness utilizing FEMA approved BCA software and methodologies.
    • Performing reviews of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant projects to determine technical feasibility and cost effectiveness utilizing FEMA approved BCA software and methodologies. 
    • Reviewing other analysis for complete and appropriate documentation and standard adherence and effectiveness in substantially reducing the effects of future damages.
    • Providing engineering or architecture research and advice in support of disaster operations and programs. 
    • Participating in kick-off meetings & site visits with PA, performs project monitoring and closeout activities, provides technical assistance and training to states and communities. 
    • Serving as a general engineer responsible for helping to develop, review and provide comments on HMA or 406 mitigation policies, procedures, best practices, recommendations, guidance on tactics and strategies to increase mitigation investment.

    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)

    0801 General Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581279600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.