Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist | FEMA Region 5- Chicago, IL

Posted on Jun 7, 2024

The ideal candidate will have the applicable education and work experience to supervise environmental and historic preservation specialists conducting federal compliance reviews across the spectrum of Historic Preservation or Environmental Planning laws for FEMA disaster recovery projects. The position is based in Chicago, IL and requires significant travel to declared disasters within FEMA Region 5 and occasional travel to declared disasters outside of the Region.


What will I do in this position if hired?

In this Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist position, you will serve in the Region 5 Mitigation Division.

Typical assignments include:

  • Serving as the Environmental and Historic Preservation Advisor onsite at FEMA declared disasters.
  • Coordinating between disaster field leadership and Region 5 environmental leadership.
  • Supervising a team of Environmental Planners and Historic Preservation Specialists.
  • Overseeing environmental & historic preservation compliance reviews for FEMA Public Assistance disaster grants.
  • Conducting or initiating EHP training at the local, state, Tribal, and regional levels, including developing materials.
  • Disseminating technical and regulatory information through briefings, documents, workshops, conferences, seminars, and/or public hearings.
  • Providing technical assistance to FEMA Public Assistance staff during project formulation and grant processing.



All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

To qualify for this Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist position at the IC-13 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the IC-12 level in the Federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience may be obtained in the federal government, a state or local government, or private sector, and must demonstrate the following:

  1. Leading a team in the delivery of environmental and historic preservation compliance;
  2. Reviewing staff environmental compliance determinations with regulations (e.g. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, etc.); and
  3. Coordinating and monitoring work related to Environmental and Historic Preservation at the federal, state, tribal or local level.

Salary and Benefits


$115,439 - $150,075 per year

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.


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Chicago, IL 60605
United States

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