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    The ideal candidate will have experience in engineering based flood studies & mapping in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) including experience assisting communities in reducing their flood risk. This position starts at a salary of $70,275 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $84,231 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 3 Mitigation Division within FEMA.

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    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 a Civil Engineer in the Risk Analysis Branch of the Mitigation Division, this position requires knowledge of local and regional natural hazard planning, hydrology, hydraulics and floodplain mapping . Typical assignments include:

    • Managing and overseeing highly technical and complex projects relating to floodplain mapping.
    • Recommending technical direction and coordinating with other Regional Project Officers in conducting flood risk studies and mapping.
    • Reviewing completed work submitted by Regional mapping partners for technical adequacy of results and to determine conformance with FEMA policies, procedures, and methods.
    • Collaborating with Federal Agencies, State Agencies, Tribes, local governments and other stakeholders in the development and review of flood hazard information.
    • Identifying and defining study and mapping standards and recommending modifications so that flood hazard maps and studies reflect current policy and legal requirements.

    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

    50% or less - Travel may be required up to 30% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596738800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.