Emergency Management Specialist, Vacancy FEMA-23-VS-686208-DE, GS 0089 09,11 | FEMA

Posted on Sep 11, 2023

In this position, you will evaluate participating National Flood Insurance Program (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. Typical assignments include: 

  • Documenting non-compliance with NFIP floodplain management regulations and provides guidance to state and local officials on necessary corrective actions.
  • Providing training and technical supporting to participating NFIP community and state officials in the implementation of their floodplain management programs and regulations in both non-disaster and disaster environments.
  • Participating in public meetings to promote the NFIP, 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.

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.


For a complete list of duties and requirements please go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/746959300

US Citizen, must be able to obtain a government credit card, pass a background check, and Selective Service registration is required. Experience and college degrees are explained at the job link provided.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary -$63,633 - $100,084 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.


FEMA Region V
536 S Clark
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

How to apply

Go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/746959300  Position closes 9/15/2023

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