Overview

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.

Duties
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 an Emergency Management Specialist (Mitigation) supporting Region One with the delivery of mitigations programs and services to communities impacted by a declared disaster. Specifically, you will serve as a Hazard Mitigation Specialist in a Joint Field Office or other Incident Management field location providing technical assistance and guidance for the Public Assistance Mitigation Program (406) to enhance resilience of buildings and infrastructure for communities, as well as communicate risk reduction techniques and program requirements to external audiences.

Typical assignments include but not limited to:

Coordinating and supporting the implementation of mitigation programs.
Writing, reviewing, and interpreting hazard mitigation laws, regulations and policies applicable to FEMA.
Providing technical advice and guidance on the delivery of disaster mitigation programs and services.
Reviewing sub-grant applications and project worksheets for potential Mitigation opportunities
Collecting and evaluating relevant information for the affected area.
Submitting Hazard Mitigation Proposals (HMPs) and other reports and documentation online using PA Grants Manager software.
Performing inspections and assessments of damaged sites and identify mitigation.
Identifying mitigation opportunities in collaboration with Public Assistance (PA).
Conducting risk analysis and administering programs and plans impacting the delivery of mitigation programs and services.
Developing presentations, reports, and technical materials in relation to hazard mitigation programs.

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.

About FEMA

Join Our Mission

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of others? At FEMA you can come to work and leave being a part of a federal agency that helps communities before, during and after disasters.

As employees, we bring a depth of compassion, strength of character, and culture of integrity to our agency. Our core values of compassion, fairness, integrity, and respect are at the heart of our agency.

Mission: FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. At FEMA, you can be a part of a team that when disaster strikes YOU are there to change someone’s life for the better.
Benefits: We provide our employees with a first-class benefit package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, 10 paid holidays per year, vacation time, and more. In addition, we offer training/career development opportunities, and flexible work schedules.
Workplaces: Our workspaces serve as a model to be a ready at a moment’s notice for disaster for federal offices for the future, designed with openness, collaboration and wellness in mind. Whether you need to work independently or gather to exchange ideas, our offices provide the flexibility you need to get the job done.
Mobile Work: We believe that work is not where it occurs, but what is accomplished. With innovative telework policies and a nimble IT environment, you can access IT resources anywhere, anytime. Collaborating with your team is seamless, both inside and outside of the office.
Deployments: Our mission requires us to deploy around the country when disaster strikes. Every FEMA employee has day-to-day emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires deployment to disaster sites. During your deployment, you may be required to work irregular hours, work at locations other than your official duty station, and pick up duties other than those specified in the official position description. Travel required to support emergency operations may be extensive (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.