Emergency Management Specialist (Mitigation)

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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This position is located in Planning, Safety & Building Science Division, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this position you will perform emergency management work including managing, and coordinating with other entities engaged in mitigation planning and implementing mitigation to reduce or eliminate the risks of damage from natural hazards. This position starts at a salary of $79,720 (IC-12) or $94,796 (IC-13).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA) team within FEMA.

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 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.

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

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
  • The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

    You qualify for this position at the IC-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess the following:

    One full year of specialized experience at the IC-11 level or equivalent that demonstrates 1) providing guidance to internal and external customers concerning mitigation planning; 2) utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods; and 3) presenting written reports, instructions, and briefings

    You qualify for this position at the IC-13 level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess the following:

    One full year of specialized experience at the IC-12 level or equivalent that demonstrates 1) conveying policies and guidance related to mitigation planning to internal or external customers; 2) analyzing and developing policies that affect mitigation programs; and 3) evaluating policy impacts on programs or resources

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

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    In this position, you will administer mitigation programs and plans. Typical assignments include:

    • Coordinating between the Mitigation planning program and FEMA post-disaster programs, including HMGP planning grant application development, review, monitoring and closeout.
    • Evaluating policies, doctrine, regulation and guidance for integration of mitigation planning into post-disaster declarations and recovery mitigation planning operations.
    • Coordinating with other FEMA disaster programs (HMGP, FMAG, PA) with mitigation planning requirements to produce disaster-specific analyses.
    • Providing subject matter expertise for mitigation planning on other Federal disaster programs that link to 44 CFR 201 plans (HUD NRDC and EDA CEDS).
    • Developing a program of communications and outreach on the effectiveness of mitigation planning and the lessons learned post-disaster.

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