What will I do in this position if hired?

In this position, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance on identifying environmental floodplain considerations, collecting information using a variety of sources for disaster-specific guidance, and communicating floodplain management information to stakeholders.

Typical assignments include:

Providing subject matter expertise in environmental floodplain considerations to the incident organization, stakeholders, and other program specialists in the floodplain review process.
Collecting and gathering data to support compliance with 44 Code of Federal Regulations {CFR) Part- 9 Floodplain Management.
Identifying Environmental/Historic Preservation (EHP) resource considerations such as parks, floodplains, marshes, and/or historic communities in a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA). Obtaining existing resources such as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, high-water mark determinations, and remote sensing documentation that can be used to facilitate floodplain reviews.
What else do I need to know?

At FEMA, our mission to help people before, during and after disasters; so, every employee at FEMA has a role in emergency management.  During large-scale or unprecedented events, all FEMA employees may be called upon to support response or recovery efforts, either virtually or in person.  Deployments may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than your official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description.  If deployed in person, travel may last weeks, with little advance notice, and may require relocation to emergency sites.

As a Reservist Employee, your role is to support response or recovery efforts.  Reservists are intermittent, on-call employees. Please note that this is not a full-time position, and you only are paid when deployed.  Deployment frequency and length varies based on disaster response need. Due to the irregular nature of disasters, Reservist employees are not guaranteed regular recurring hours, deployments, or renewal of employment.

The Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce (CREW) Act protects the job rights of FEMA Reservists while they are deployed to disasters, emergencies, and critical trainings by including FEMA Reservists under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployments Rights Act (USERRA). This means that if you hold another job, you are able to deploy as a FEMA reservist and your job will be protected.  It also protects you against penalization, discrimination, or loss of employee benefits as a result of your deployments to disasters, emergencies, and critical trainings.   For more information, please visit FEMA.gov/careers or review the USERRA Resources from the Department of Labor.

FEMA is committed to ensuring that its workforce reflect the diversity of the nation.  At FEMA, our workforce includes the many identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, ages, cultures, and beliefs of the people it serves. To learn about the ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts, reasonable accommodation process, and the FEMA Core Values, please visit fema.gov.

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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.