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    This ideal candidate has a background in hazard mitigation planning and experience in land use planning and community development. They will also have experience leading a team of professionals that engages with diverse communities. This position starts at a salary of $100,940 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 10 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 serve as a Community Planner to provide strategic direction and oversight to the mitigation planning team for program activities. Typical assignments include: 

    • Delivering technical assistance and training that supports State, Tribal, and local hazard mitigation planning and implementation of risk reduction strategies; and providing input and guidance for solving regional planning issues.
    • Understanding and educating stakeholders on opportunities to integrate natural hazards into various regulatory and investment mechanisms (i.e. capital improvement plans, comprehensive plans, integrated watershed management plans, climate change action plans, the National Flood Insurance Program, the Community Rating System, and FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs) for long-term risk reduction.
    • Reviewing and evaluating multi-hazard mitigation plans submitted by State, Tribal and local governments for FEMA approval in accordance with Section 322 of P.L 93-288 and provisions of P.L I 08-264.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614487900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.