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FEMA Individual Assistance EHP Coordinator

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, DC
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Job Description: Recovery Integration Branch IA EHP Coordinator (Environmental Protection Specialist) APPLICATION PERIOD: 05/09/2022 to 05/16/2022SERIES & GRADE: IC‐0028‐13DUTY LOCATION: Washington, D.C. (Location Negotiable)SALARY: IC‐13: $106,823 to $138,868 (Salary is dependent upon duty location)POSITION INFORMATION: Term ‐ Temporary ‐ Not to Exceed 2 YearsWHO MAY APPLY: All United States CitizensSECURITY 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. This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On‐call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process. The Recovery Integration Branch in the Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation provides coordination and support to FEMA’s Recovery Programs (to include the Recovery Front Office [RFO], the Individual Assistance [IA] Program, thePublic Assistance [PA] Program, and the Fire Management Assistance Grant [FMAG] Program). The IA EHP Coordinator will work with the IA Program to ensure that the IA policies, housing programs, and training operations consider and integrate EHP considerations into their day‐to‐day policies, priorities, and operations. Duties:Coordinate and collaborate with IA to represent EHP compliance requirements and support IA delivery, policy development, and program prioritization. Serve as a trusted partner with IA to ensure that Program and EHP are appropriately aligned in yearly planning efforts.Review and analyze IA policies, guidance and field operations and escalate EHP risks to Recovery Integration Branch Chief.Analyze, develop, and recommend implementation of procedures, guidance, and policies to enhance EHP compliance strategies and further integrate considerations into IA field delivery.Ensure consistent application of EHP policies across IA Program and field operations.Develop recommendations and courses of action for OEHP and IA senior leadership on proactive compliance strategies that streamline EHP while also ensuring informed decision‐making helps minimize impacts to environmental and historic preservation resources nationwide.Lead or serve as a representative in OEHP or IA Program working groups, task forces, or committees as an EHP subject matter expert.Provide technical advice and recommendations on courses of action on the implementation of the IA Program and EHP compliance to IA Program Leadership, OEHP Leadership, Regional Environmental Officers (REOs), and EHP Field Leadership through phone calls, email, and in‐person meetings.Develop and deliver presentations and/or training to EHP Cadre and/or IA Program staff.Perform other duties as assigned. Specialized Experience: (Please pay attention to the specialized experience in this announcement as your resume should reflect at least 1 year of specialized experience)Mastery of a wide range of environmental protection program principles, concepts, practices, methods, techniques, andFederal, State, and local regulations and laws applicable to the performance of complex administrative responsibilities requiring planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating one or more public environmental programs. Comprehensive knowledge of agency goals and objectives, structure, mission, and programs and knowledge of qualitative methods sufficient to solve problems and challenges of considerable scope.Superior knowledge of Federal, State, local laws and regulations, documentation, and reporting requirements and how they may impact pending agency actions. This knowledge and skill allow the incumbent to develop and apply these principles to issues where they have not been previously applied. Requires review and technical comments on environmental documentation prepared by contractors, Federal and State regulators, and EPA.Skill in negotiating and the ability to apply resourcefulness and judgment in devising compromises and gaining acceptance of controversial ideas and plans.Knowledge of FEMA's organizational structure, missions, programs, and organizational relationships plus a thorough knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques to develop and execute emergency planning and guidance in the preparation phase of complex program functions or missions, e.g., management of agency research operations, or requirements for new or substantially altered State and local preparedness missions and programs.Requires skill in working with consultants and top technical advisors on overall environmental matters. This includes a wide range of qualitative methods for the assessment, improvement, and compliance of the subject environmental program, as well as the ability to participate in specific design studies.Expert skill in oral and written communication sufficient to prepare and present recommendations and or solutions persuasively and effectively. Skill in preparing written reports, instructions, and briefings, such as developing, analyzing, reviewing, revising, and/or providing recommendations on draft policies, standard operating procedures, reports, plans,Federal Guidance, decision papers, statements of objectives, statements of work, briefing materials, and presentations.Experience in providing recommendations for improving services and strengthening the program; develop justification documents for budgetary, grants and other resource requests; provide information necessary for senior leadership to discuss the program with external partners and stakeholders, including other Federal agencies and Congress.Knowledge of effective group relationships, interpersonal skills, and the ability to deal with a variety of people in structured and unstructured situations. Requires skill in the application of fact‐finding and investigative techniques; oral and written communications; and development of presentations and reports. Requires tact, flexibility, and ability to define, develop, discuss, and coordinate solutions to difficult agency problems and issues. The Ideal Candidate will have the following experience:Expert knowledge of environmental/historic preservation laws, implementing regulations and executive orders and their intent, interpretation, and implementation and ability to apply critical thinking to provide implementing recommendations.General knowledge of IA Program principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques and/or experience supporting IA direct housing operations is ideal, but not required.Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs.Ability to clearly articulate information to others to convey thoughts and ideas; to provide information concerning procedures and requirements; and to facilitate open exchange of ideas and information.Skills in organizing, managing, and prioritizing multiple demands and projects efficiently, and ability to complete assignments in a timely manner.Excellent verbal and written communications skills.Demonstrated ability to work with a degree of independence and able to quickly determine which matters require the attention of the Branch Chief. How You Will be Evaluated:To qualify for this position at the IC‐13 level, your resume must demonstrate at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the IC‐12 level in 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 identified above. Qualifications are based on breadth and level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week, if part time. Because qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Location:Washington, D.C. (Location Negotiable) Key Requirements:This position requires a Public Trust background investigation.You must be a U.S. citizen or National to be considered for this position.You must be able to walk, stand, and sit, for extended periods.You must be able to work in austere conditions and in undesirable locations.You must be able to stay in temporary housing when deployed if necessary.You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card. Other Information:This position will have minimal travel of 25% or less, but in the case of a disaster 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. 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.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

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The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) program integrates the protection and enhancement of environmental, historic, and cultural resources into FEMA's mission, programs and activities; ensures that FEMA's activities and programs related to disaster response and recovery, hazard mitigation, and emergency preparedness comply with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders; and provides environmental and historic preservation technical assistance to FEMA staff, local, State and Federal partners, and grantees and subgrantees.

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