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    The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced with hazard mitigation grant programs at the local, state, Tribal, or federal level and have an understanding of program eligibility processes, regulations, and related guidance. This position starts at a salary of $71,987 (GS-11). This position starts at a salary of $86,283 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the mitigation team within FEMA.

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    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.

    In this position, you will analyze complex issues related to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant program. You will develop new program tools and guidance and collaborate with a range of stakeholders. Typical assignments include:

    • Performing mitigation risk reduction activities through the: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program; and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program.
    • Preparing a variety of reports, information papers, and briefings which identify mitigation program requirements which serve to gain program support and describe program accountability to all of FEMA's stakeholders.
    • Organizing and coordinating development of guidance memoranda and information notices with officials and staff from other FEMA offices, as well as other Federal, State, and/or local agencies.
    • Performing substantive mission-oriented work and serving as an expert advisor to high ranking and professional staff in the headquarters and in the regions of FEMA along with related agencies concerning mitigation programs and their execution.

    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% may be required in this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - 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.

  • Job family (Series)

    1109 Grants Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613282900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.