US nationals: Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist

Philadelphia, PA, United States 🇺🇸



When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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 for additional information.

The ideal candidate will have experience in supervising/leading programmatic work related to environmental and/or historic preservation archaeology, wetland protection endangered species, and hazardous materials principles, as well as experience developing and enhancing relationships with Federal, State, and local organizations. This position starts at a salary of $109,174 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region III’s Mitigation Division team within FEMA.

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 challenging conditions.

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In this position, you will provide supervisory oversight at the regional level for a staff that performs mission critical work, including managing and coordinating Federal environmental planning/historical preservation activities, including the performance of Environmental/Historic Preservation (EHP) program work relating to environmental planning/historic preservation regulations. Typical assignments include:

  • Ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations, or prevent/mitigation adverse impact to environmental and historic resources as a result of agency program implementation.
  • Exercising seasoned judgment and providing advice to senior agency officials and to other environmental protection specialists regarding the suite of environmental policy and historic preservation requirements including but not limited to historic preservation studies, environmental assessments and impact statements, and developing historic preservation or environmental policy guidance documents.
  • Communicating and coordinating with other Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, non-governmental organizations, and private sector contractors to ensure effective and comprehensive plans for coordinated response to major event occurrences.
  • Identifying and integrating significant internal and external regulations, policies, procedures, practices and systems that may affect the entire agency in the establishment, coordination, oversight, and execution of FEMA funded activities compliance with other EHP laws and executive orders.
  • Providing expert advice and assistance to State, Tribal, and/or local government regarding the developing, execution, and monitoring of politically important and highly visible EHP policies, plans, and programs.