HM Community Planner

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General Information

Job Posting ID 5283554 Creation Date Jan 02, 2018
Employer Posting No 0197-1 Closing Date Feb 01, 2018
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78753 Employer Type Federal Government
Openings 1

Job Description

Applicants must apply via email. Submit your resume to with the following subject line: #0197 - HM Community Planner - Austin, TX

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security is seeking applicants for temporary jobs in Austin, Texas.

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 and a high performance workforce.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Position Title: HM Community Planner

Duties & Responsibilities:
As a HM Community Planner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
• Work directly with communities on developing neighborhood level projects that work towards mitigating against future floods.
• Will gather information/situational awareness on planning and recovery capacity needs from communities related to neighborhood level planning requirements. Will work to build capacity and resources to develop solutions to close identified gaps. Will identify potential resources, including funds, and technical assistance that promotes and support the use of best mitigation and building technologies.
• Must coordinate integration of hazard mitigation and sustainability principles into neighborhood level recovery planning efforts. Assist in the development of institutional capacity of local leadership and institutions playing a lead role in recovery through technical assistance. Develop focused solution sets that communities can use as projects for funding sources including local, state and federal funding.

Educational Requirements:
• High School / GED
• Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning, Engineering or closely related field

Relevant Experience Required:
• Candidates that possess an accredited degree in any of the following are preferred but not required: Urban Planning or Civil/Structural/Construction/Environmental/Coastal/Electrical/Geotechnical Engineering. The incumbent should have a minimum of four years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Travel is required for meetings, interviews and site visits.
• Proficiency in MS Office software such as MS Word and Excel and other automated data bases.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. All candidates should possess strong computer, typing, communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
• Must have working knowledge of disaster related funding sources, including basic requirements

Selected candidates will be required to complete a background investigation which includes finger printing.

This is a TEMPORARY position for up to 120 days which could be terminated or extended at any time, depending on the needs of the operation. A Local Hire appointment does not entitle you to federal civilian status.

You may be required to work 12 hours a day 7 days a week.

You must provide two forms of ID: such as a VALID Driver License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate etc. or Passport. (We will not accept if expired.)

Eighteen years of age and US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

Direct deposit of salary is a condition of employment.

Salaries are comparable to local prevailing wages.
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $33.00 / HR and $33.00 / HR
Additional Pay Details Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:
• Health insurance for individual or family coverage - Employer contribution is 75% of premium
• Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
• Holiday pay
• Worker’s Compensation
Shift Days (First) Duration Temp OR Temp to Hire
Workweek Full Time
Additional Workweek Details FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FEMA has a 'zero tolerance' discrimination policy and is committed to nondiscrimination in hiring, assignment, management of the Joint Field Office, guidance to the State, presentations to the public, and the provision of disaster assistance. This commitment specifically includes sensitivity to providing reasonable accommodation for people with a disability and a clear statement that any appearance of sexual harassment will not be tolerated in FEMA.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Sick Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No
Is this job related to Hurricane Harvey Clean-up/Restoration? Yes

Job Requirements

Occupation Urban and Regional Planners
Minimum Experience and Education  4 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
  • Personal Computers
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)
  • English; Fluency - Good (Read, Write, Speak)

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Job Title HM Community Planner
State Agency Name FEMA
Job Closing Date Feb 1, 2018
Open Until Filled No

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