USA citizens: Environmental Protection Specialist

US Department of Homeland Security
Oakland, CA, United States
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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.

In this position, you will manage and direct work with environmental compliance requirements on a presidentially declared disasters. This position starts at a salary of $105,335.00 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 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 manage and direct work with environmental compliance requirements on a presidentially declared disasters.

Typical assignments include:

  • Serving as expert level analyst and advisor capable of completing complex environmental compliance reviews and providing technical assistance to colleagues and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing highly-complex projects and facilitate often unprecedented resolutions with multiple stakeholders.
  • Completing non-disaster and disaster program environmental compliance reviews
  • Reviewing, draft or finalize agreement documents, standard operating procedures, policy, guidance, resources or tools, especially those related to streamlining EHP compliance reviews
  • Conducting training and outreach to internal and external stakeholders
  • Participating in emergency response or recovery operations as needed

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Domestic travel up to 20%