Company: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Posted on: October 18, 2020
The ideal candidate for this position will have expertise in
codes, specifications, standards compliance regulations to review
grant applications and provide technical assistance to States and
sub-grantees. This position starts at a salary of $121,316 (GS-14).
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the FIMA
team within FEMA.
View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.
NOTE: If you are qualifying based on education and/or are selected
for a position which requires a college degree to meet minimum
qualification requirements, you will be required to submit your
official college transcript(s) at time of selection.
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 FEMA. Now FEMA looks to
you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in
their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management
Agency (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
In this position, you will be a Civil Engineer. Typical assignments
- Feasibility, Cost Estimating, and Benefit-Cost Analysis subject
matter expert who will also review Disaster Recovery Reform Act
(DRRA) grant applications
- Subject matter expert on codes, specifications, and standards
and regulations compliance.
- Subject matter expert on any of Architecture, or Engineering
Disciplines, ie. Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical,
- Executing the national review of BRIC project and planning
- Ensuring compliance with appropriate Federal, State and Local
laws and regulations.
- Assisting Regional Offices with Eligibility and Completeness
- Creating tools and resources for Regions and applicants to use
to develop and review projects.
- Providing updates to HMA management to ensure leadership and
management are aware of the status of reviews and any potential
risks that must be managed.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30
days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level (starting salary
$121,316 if you possess the following: One full year of specialized
experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13) 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:
- Designing or reviewing complex programs or projects;
- Experience and expertise on building codes, specifications, and
standards compliance regulations; and
- Working externally with individuals or organizations.
In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must
meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for
Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead
to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one
program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and
integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year
physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of
engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength
of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics,
hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits;
(f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and
aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable
area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics,
heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
Combination of education and experience -- college-level education,
training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough
knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying
engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and
practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their
applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of
such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Professional registration or licensure -- Current registration
as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or
licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the
District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of
qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such
registration by means other than written test (e.g., State
grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions
that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their
registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration
through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing
engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing
- Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written
test required for professional registration by an engineering
licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia,
Guam, and Puerto Rico.
- Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least
60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and
engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the
basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully
acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering
program as described in paragraph A.
- Related curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum
leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field,
e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture,
computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be
accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided
the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering
experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and
guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of
intensive training to develop professional engineering competence,
or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience,
e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of
related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional,
philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In
addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide
the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY)
and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As
qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not
include the required information, failure to provide this
information may result in disqualification. Applicants are
encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their
federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal
Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately
credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure
to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along
with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for
during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may
result in disqualification.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment
offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are
currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political
Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee
employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this
information to the Human Resources Office.
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