Environmental Protection Specialists (3) - short deadline!

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Open & closing dates: 05/15/2019 to 05/30/2019. This job will close when we have received 200 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more.


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.

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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 www.fema.gov for additional information.

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.

This position is in the Regional Offices, Region Three, Mitigation Division with a duty station of Harrisburg, PA or Philadelphia, PA. In this position you will serve as an Environmental Specialist or Historic Preservation specialist to ensure FEMA programs are carried out in a manner that is consistent with all Federal Environmental planning and historic preservation policies and laws.

Typical assignments include:

  • Ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations or mitigate adverse impacts to environmental and historic resources as a result of agency program implementation.
  • Managing a workload of environmental or historic preservation policy compliance requirements and projects.
  • Ensuring the execution of policies and procedures to accomplish the assigned mission; and
  • Providing timely advice and recommendations on overall environmental or historic preservation program management initiatives.

Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

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Pay scale & grade IC 12 Salary $75,228 to $105,052 per year