Local Hire (Environmental Specialist)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Open & closing dates
11/17/2022 to 11/24/2022
This job will close when we have received 200 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
$19.39 – $19.39 per hour
Pay scale & grade
FEW vacancies in the following locations:
Baton Rouge, LA
New Orleans, LA
Occasional travel – Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Temporary – Not to exceed 120 days with possibility of extension.
Intermittent – Temporary
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Baton Rouge, Houma, and New Orleans, LA as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!
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This job is open to
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
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This job is open to: U.S. Citizens.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
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.
Local Hire employees:
Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.
Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.
FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in environmental preservation.
In this position, you will provide subject matter expertise in Environmental/Historic Preservation (EHP) review, reports, and compliance and assist other program specialists in the environmental review process.
Typical assignments include:
Collecting data on environmental resources and/or issues related to potential impacts and preparing written reports and other documents.
Identifying EHP resource considerations (parks, floodplains, marshes, historic communities) in a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).
Making determinations of effect on EHP resources beyond established agreements/protocols for streamlined review.
Coordinating the integration of environmental reviews with concurrent historic preservation and floodplain reviews.
Organizing documents and consolidating into the EHP disaster record.