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Posted: 11/05/2015

Employer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

PAY RATE: $16.14-$23.69/hour APPLICATION PERIOD: Friday, October 30, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015 SERIES & GRADE: AD-0301-00 POSITION INFORMATION: Temporary – Intermittent employment not to exceed 2 years DUTY LOCATIONS: Many locations WHO MAY APPLY: All United States Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background investigation 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, high performance workforce. The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Cadre (EHP) announces the hiring of EHP Historic Preservation Specialist (HSSP) position under FEMA's Reservist Program. This is a 2 year appointment in the Excepted Service. Employment is on an intermittent basis.


Position
Historic Preservation Specialist Reservist
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
$16.14-$23.69
 

 

 Key Requirements

  • This position requires a Public Trust background investigation.
  •  You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  •  Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.

Special Physical Requirements

  •  Work is performed at a desk, walking, standing, bending, carrying light to medium objects, and in austere conditions.
  •  Work may take place in undesirable conditions that include exposure to excessive heat, unhealthy environments, and extended hours. 
  •   Housing accommodations may be limited and require stays in temporary structures without electricity.

 

Duties

  • Makes recommendations to the supervisor on historic preservation policy and procedures, and program guidance and training information on historic preservation compliance issues
  • Develops and maintains liaison with State, Tribal, and Federal resource agencies, and private sector organizations, in order to coordinate compliance issues, disseminate technical information and maintain knowledge of government-wide programs and initiatives associated with implementation of historic preservation laws and their impact on the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and related disaster assistance laws.
  • Provides historic preservation compliance advice to FEMA and State Emergency Management personnel and serves as subject matter expertise for review of existing materials to ensure that historic preservation compliance issues are adequately addressed.
  •  Analyzes and recommends implementation of guidance, policies, procedures, and directives to enhance historic preservation compliance strategies and further integrate considerations into the delivery of FEMAs assistance programs.
  • Identifies historic resource considerations in a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) and undertakings in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
  • Provideallassistance tothesupervisorand staffon assignments in support of FEMAs disaster programs by researching historic preservation compliance requirements procedures and guidelines to effectively and expeditiously ensure compliance with appropriate historic requirements.   

How You Will be Evaluated:

  1. Resume
  2.  Responses to the occupational questionnaire

Your application must show that you meet requirements for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess minimum competencies required for the position.


To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.

Other Information:

All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours in a given week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.

  •   All candidates must be available to deploy at all times during theterm of this appointment unless pre-approved through authorized Reservist leave. Reservists may take up to 90 days of unpaid Reservist Leave per year
  • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, FEMA requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition ofplacement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

All candidates will be considered without r

OPen until
12/04/2015

How to apply
How to Apply: Submit your resume and answers to the occupational questionnaire (see below) by Friday, December 4, 2015 to EHPCadre@fema.dhs.gov What to Expect Next: A selection panel will review resumes of all eligible applicants. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted in mid-December, 2015. Interviews and selections will be made in January, 2016. This questionnaire is associated with the Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Cadre (EHP) announcement of the hiring of EHP Historic Preservation Specialist position under FEMA's Reservist Program. Please refer to that announcement for additional details. You must turn your answers to this questionnaire along with your resume for consideration. 1.Are you willing to undergo a background investigation? a.Yes b.No 2.I understand that Reservist employees are compensated only when deployed. a.Yes b.No 3.Which of the following best describes your experience with NHPA Section 106? (Select all that apply) a.Coordination and consultation with state agencies for NHPA Section 106 Compliance b.Coordination with special interest groups and/or Tribal nations c.Delivering training for program staff and similar audiences None of the above 4.Select the answer below which best describes your ability to conclude a consultation per 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 800. a.I have no prior knowledge or skill performing this task b.I have received education and/or training in performing this task, but I do not have experience performing this task c.I have performed this task on the job, but require review by a supervisor or senior employee d.This task is part of my regularly assigned duties and I do not require review by a supervisor or senior employee e.I have consulted, trained, or instructed others in performing this task. 5.From the list below, please select the Geospatial Information System (GIS) products you have used. (Please select all that apply. a.State cultural resources databases b.ENVAS c.Google Earth d.Others not listed e.None of the above 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience identifying cultural resource compliance needs and requirements for specific projects and conveying that information to your supervisor. a.I have no prior knowledge or skill performing this task b.I have received education and/or training in performing this task, but have no experience using these skills c.I have performed this task as part of my regular duties. My work with this was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures d.I have experience performing this task as a regular part of my job. I do not require review by a supervisor or senior employee e I have consulted, trained, or instructed others in performing this task 7.Select the answer that best describes your experience facilitating the development of solutions which will address the project's purpose and needs, minimize the impact to historic properties, and will address the concerns of all consulting parties. a.I have had training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job b.I have performed this task as part of my regular duties. My work with this was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures c.This task is part of my regularly assigned duties. I do not require review by a supervisor or senior employee d.I have consulted, trained, or instructed others on performing this task. 8.This position requires the ability to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States or its territories for an extended period of time. Are you available to deploy on 24 hour notice at all times (minimum of 305 days per year) unless on pre-approved Reservist (unpaid) leave (up to 60 days per year). a.Yes b.No 9.Are you willing to work in excess of eight hours a day or in excess of 40 hours in a given week with compensation, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions? a.Yes b.No
William Updike
Phone: 2022123760
ADDRESS
1800 South Bell St.
Arlington, VA 20598

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