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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

FEMA is Seeking Environmental Floodplain Specialists, Historic Preservation Specialists & Environmental Specialists

 

FEMAisseekingtalented,experiencedmenandwomenfortheroleofEnvironmental Floodplain Specialist, Historic Preservation Specialist and Environmental Specialistwithin theReservist Program.The positions are2year appointmentsinthe ExceptedService. Employmentisonanintermittentbasis.

 

Environmental Floodplain Specialist

 

Primary PositionResponsibilities

·Review and implement Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands, environmental and historic preservation laws, other executive orders, regulations, standards, policies, guidelines for FEMA funded activities, and the 8-step review process.

·Determine the applicable level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and prepare related documents.

·Serve as a technical specialist on floodplains and wetlands.

·Perform or oversee program administration work, such as technical project monitoring and evaluations, to meet environmental and historic preservation responsibilities.

·Analyze a wide range of environmental and floodplain, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues.

 

Join OurMission

If interested, submit your resume toFema-careers@fema.dhs.govand write“Environmental Floodplain Specialist”in the subject line.

 

A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewed and/or selected for an interview. For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visithttps://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program.

 

Historic Preservation Specialist

 

Primary PositionResponsibilities

·Make recommendations to the supervisor on historic preservation policy and procedures, and program guidance and training information on historic preservation compliance issues.

·Develop and maintain liaison with State, Tribal, and Federal resource agencies, and private sector organizations, to coordinate compliance issues, disseminate technical information and maintain knowledge of government-wide programs and initiatives associated with implementation of historic preservation laws.

·Provide historic preservation compliance advice to FEMA and State Emergency Management personnel and serve as subject matter expertise for review of existing materials.

·Provide all assistance to the supervisor and staff on assignments in support of FEMA’s disaster programs.

 

 

Join OurMission

If interested, submit your resume toFema-careers@fema.dhs.govand write“Historic Preservation Specialist”in the subject line.

 

A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewed and/or selected for an interview. For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visithttps://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program.

 

Environmental Specialist

 

Primary PositionResponsibilities

 

·Review a wide range of environmental, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues for all FEMA's programs.

·Make recommendations to the JFO EHP Manager on environmental and historic preservation policy and procedures, and program guidance and training information on environmental/historic preservation compliance issues.

·Serve as project or technical monitor for FEMA task orders and Interagency Agreements addressing environmental/historic preservation compliance issues.

·Prepare and/or review studies, written reports, charts, graphs, maps, and other documentation that describes the technical methods and results of surveys of properties identified for environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, survey reports, and design memoranda. The preparation of documentation may concern items of archaeological, geological, and historical significance in relation to other environmental factors that are considered in selecting and recommending the most desirable plan of development.

 

Join OurMission

If interested, submit your resume toFema-careers@fema.dhs.govand write“Environmental Specialist”in the subject line.

 

A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. A review of resumes will be on-going. We will inform you when you are being reviewed and/or selected for an interview. For additional information about FEMA’s Reservist Program visithttps://careers.fema.gov/reservists-program.

 

 

 

 

ContactInformation

Office of the Chief Component Human Capital Officer

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Department of Homeland Security

emailfema-careers@fema.dhs.gov

webcareers.fema.gov

 




FEMA REGION 6

 
THE VOICE - FEMA REGION 6 MITIGATION NEWS 
 
March 2015 - Volume 10
 
Content of this Issue
 
April 2015 Flood Insurance Changes
Changes to The Voice
Surcharges
Additional NFIP Resources
Training Opportunities
Why Premiums are Changing
Spread the Word
Flood Insurance Glossary
HFIAA Changes for Stakeholders
The Voice is a publication of FEMA Region 6

Mayra Diaz, CFM
Compliance  Division
(940) 898-5541
 
 
 
 
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012
(BW-12)
 
Mark Lujan, CFM, ANFI

Natural Hazards Program Specialist

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Region VI

800 North Loop 288

Denton, Texas 76209

Phone: (940) 383-7327

Cell: (940) 435-5920

Fax: (940)898-5195

mark.lujan@fema.dhs.gov

 
 
 
Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards: Spring 2015 update

(from the ASFPM Web Site) 2/2/15

 

FEMA maintains guidelines and standards to support the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (MAP) program.

These guidelines and standards define the specific implementation of the statutory and regulatory requirements

(NFIP flood risk analysis and mapping, and address the performance of flood risk projects,

processing of letters of map change and related Risk MAP activities.

 

In 2011, FEMA undertook a multi-year project to improve the way guidelines and standards

are published, maintained and used. The final product of the initial phase of work was the Policy

for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping, published in August 2013, which comprises the standards

for practitioners of the Risk MAP program. This policy outlines FEMA’s requirements to produce

better overall consistency and more efficient operation of mapping activities.

 

FEMA established a maintenance plan for the Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards and plans to issue

updates on a semi-annual basis. As part of the Spring 2015 update, a public review announcement 

is made to provide an opportunity for comment prior to incorporation into the policy. This announcement

lists proposed updates to existing standards and drafts of new standards. FEMA intends to publish

these standards as a part of the Policy for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping. Comments may be

provided via email to FEMA.GS@riskmapcds.com. Comments received prior to March 1, 2015

will be reviewed and addressed as appropriate before the standards are finalized.

 
 
 
 
Flood Policies Possibly Affected by BW-12 Section 205
 
FEMA has released a spreadsheet on Flood Policies Possibly Affected by BW-12 Section 205 with lots of data on the number of policies by state, community, etc.  NOTE: the spreadsheet has three worksheets: 1) numbers by state, 2) numbers by state and county, and 3) numbers by state, county, and participating community. The only caveats to using this spreadsheet that FEMA wanted us to note is that the data only relates to subsidized policies touched by Sec. 205. It does not cover grandfathered policies losing discounts next year and after under Sec. 207.
 

 Please see the PowerPoint below from FEMA regarding more information regarding BW-12

  • English Version:

http://www.riskmap6.com/documents/resource/Changes%20to%20the%20NFIP-%20Understanding%20BW12_Stakeholder_AudioPPT.ppt 

  • Spanish Version:

 

 
 
Be Sure to check FEMA's website below for all of the information related to BW-12
 
 
 

2012 CRS Coordinator's Manual

 

Check out the new 2013 CRS Coordinator's Manual.  Go to http://crsresources.org/manual/ to see an updated Manual and find valuable resources such as check lists and best practice documents.

 
 
 

Topography Procurement Procedures from FEMA

 

Procedure Memorandum No. 61—Standards for Lidar and Other High Quality Digital Topography outlines the procedures for FEMA and its partners to follow when procuring and collecting topography.  As updates are made in the future to the Guidelines and Standards for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners document, these procedures shall be incorporated. 

The Procedure Memorandum can be found in the FEMA Library at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4345  In the coming days, the link at http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/gs_memos.shtm  become available also.