Position Announcement: FEMA

FEMA Region III Environmental/Historic Preservation (EHP) is hiring one Environmental Protection Specialist.  The position is within the Environmental/Historic Preservation group in the regional office in Philadelphia, PA.

The primary duties of the positions are as follows:
·         Acting as a subject matter expert in historic preservation compliance, to include performing compliance responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
·         Performing environmental and/or historic preservation compliance activities for FEMA projects, to include project review and writing consultation letters.
·         Consulting with internal and external stakeholders, to include State Historic Preservation Office staff, consulting parties, applicants, tribes, and state agencies.
·         Providing historic preservation technical assistance to stakeholders.
·         Working on a small, collaborative team to produce high-quality products in an environment with shifting priorities.
·         Deploying to disaster locations, as needed, to serve as environmental or historic preservation staff in the field.
·         Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.

The position is a full-time, temporary four-year position at the GS 9 ($53,575 to $69,651) or GS 11 ($64,820 to $84,263) level.  The position has promotion potential to a GS 12 ($77,694 to $101,005).  This includes access to federal benefits such as: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; paid personal leave, sick leave and federal holidays; and if applicable public transportation subsidies.

Prior federal service is not necessary, but applicants must be United States citizens capable of successfully passing an entry level Public Trust background investigation and capable of responsibly maintaining a government credit card.

This position is currently open and accepting applications.  The application period will close on 8.4.17, or once 200 applications are received.  All applications must be submitted online via USAJobs.  The link to the job announcement is here:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475327300

Applications will be reviewed for supporting documentation to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  If an applicant is found qualified, he or she may then be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.