Emergency Management Specialist (Mitigation/ Floodplain Mgmt & Insurance) | FEMA, Region V

Posted on Jan 6, 2022

In this position, you will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist (Mitigation) in FEMA's Region Five to promote community participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Typical assignments include:

  • Evaluating participating NFIP community ordinances and the enforcement of floodplain management regulation, which will mitigate the effects of flooding on new or improved structures and other development.
  • Documenting non-compliance with NFIP floodplain management regulations and providing guidance to state and local officials on necessary corrective actions.
  • Providing training and technical support to participating NFIP community and state officials in the implementation of their floodplain management programs and regulations.
  • Participating in public meetings to provide flood risk awareness and mitigation techniques to reduce the physical and financial impact of flood damages.
  • Coordinating with other components of FEMA and other federal agencies to advance sound floodplain management practices and processes.



You qualify for this position at the GS-09 level (starting salary $59,258) if you possess the following:  One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07) in the Federal Service.  This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience for this position includes: 

  • Assisting with gathering regulatory information to respond to inquiries; and,
  • Compiling data to be presented to audiences; and,
  • Participating in outreach or education events to communicate hazard mitigation program information to stakeholders.

Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

Combination of education and experience 


  • Salary

    $59,258 - $93,211 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09 - 11

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits.” Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.


536 S Clark St Suite 6
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

How to apply

Open period: 1/04/22-1/13/22 or when at midnight on the day the 100th application is received.

DE: Announcement Number:   FEMA-22-EAR-481396-DE   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/629458800

              MP: Announcement Number: FEMA-22-MLJ-481396-MP  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/629458000


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