Reservist Environmental Floodplain Specialist Federal Emergency Managment Agency Philadelphia

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Wetlands, providing advice and assistance to FEMA program staff, state emergency management staff, Tribal, state, local governments, and eligible private nonprofit entities for development, execution, and monitoring of environmental and historic preservation requirements Analyzes a ,…

Full Description :

BASE PAY RATE: $21.65 - $25.25/hour
SERIES & GRADE: IM-0028-02, Tier 1
POSITION INFORMATION: Multiple Positions-Temporary-Intermittent employment not to exceed 2 years
DUTY LOCATIONS: Many Locations
WHO MAY APPLY: All United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust-Background investigation

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.

The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Cadre (EHP) announces the hiring of EHP Environmental
Floodplain Specialist (EFSP) position under FEMA's Reservist Program.

This is a 2-year appointment in the Excepted Service. Employment is on an intermittent basis.

Key Requirements:

  • This position requires a Public Trust background investigation.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.

Special Physical Requirements:

  • Work is performed at a desk, walking, standing, bending, carrying light to medium objects, and in austere conditions.
  • Work may take place in undesirable conditions that include exposure to excessive heat, unhealthy environments, and extended hours.
  • Housing accommodations may be limited and require stays in temporary structures without electricity.


  • Review and implement Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands, environmental and historic preservation laws, other executive orders, regulations, standards, policies, guidelines for FEMA funded activities, and the 8-step review process.
  • Determines the applicable level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and prepares related documents.
  • Serves as a technical specialist on floodplains and wetlands, providing advice and assistance to FEMA program staff, state emergency management staff, Tribal, state, local governments, and eligible private non-profit entities for development, execution, and monitoring of environmental and historic preservation requirements.
  • Performs or oversees program administration work, such as technical project monitoring and evaluations, to meet environmental and historic preservation responsibilities.
  • Analyzes a wide range of environmental and floodplain, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio- economic, and legal issues.

How You Will be Evaluated:
1. Resume

2. Responses to the occupational questionnaire

Your application must show that you meet requirements for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess minimum competencies required for the position.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

Other Information:

  • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. Deployments may include working more than eight hours a day, or more than 40 hours in a given week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
  • All candidates must be available to deploy at all times during the term of this appointment unless pre-approved through authorized Reservist leave. Reservists may take up to 90 days of unpaid Reservist Leave per year.
  • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, FEMA requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for

Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

  • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

What to Expect Next:
A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewed and/or selected for an interview.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: $21.65 - $25.25 per hour


  • FloodPlain: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Wetlands: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance

Employment Length:

  • Varies


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Overtime

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

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