FEMA seeks to hire hazard-mitigation engineer/architect

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is accepting applications for a hazard mitigation (HM) engineering and architectural specialist position through Tuesday for its Queens, New York, office.

Basic requirements for the position include U.S. citizenship, the ability to pass a background check and registration with the selective service, if the applicant is male, unless the applicant was born before Dec. 31, 1959.

As an HM engineering and architectural specialist, the ideal candidate would be expected to collect and organize disaster-related pieces of data that can be analyzed or used in the decision-making process, and discuss HM program information with internal partners across the HM branch. Candidates also will be expected to complete benefit-cost analyses and be able to assist staff in this area. This position is responsible for engineering and architectural reviews and studies, and should be able to write technical reports and review reports that are submitted for customers both internally and externally.

Qualifications for this position require a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering and/or architecture, with special emphasis on civil, structural and hydraulic engineering. Experience should include applying advanced theories utilized in professional engineering and providing expert levels of technical assistance with regard to building codes. High consideration is given to those who have worked a year at the GS-12 level within the federal government. Candidates should provide evidence of their ability to resolve complex and controversial issues in 406 mitigation projects, and they should be able to serve as an expert on the subject in the realms of policy making and review, and in training applications.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes and follow their online application at USAJobs.com. This posting is set to close on Tuesday, Feb. 10, or when the 200th application is received.

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