Civil Engineer

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 June 2020

Job Description

Duties Summary

The ideal candidate for this position will be a civil engineer with experience managing flood hazard studies as part of the Risk MAP program and exceptional project management experience. This position starts at a salary of $111,286 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mitigation Division Region 9 team within FEMA.

About the Organization

Federal Emergency Management Agency'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.


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. Please visit 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.

In this position, you will serve as a Civil Engineer in the Risk Analysis Branch of the Mitigation Division. Typical assignments include:

  • Managing and overseeing highly technical and complex projects relating to floodplain mapping.
  • Recommending technical direction and coordinate with other Regional Project Officers in conducting flood risk studies and mapping.
  • Reviewing completed work submitted by Regional mapping partners for technical adequacy of results and to determine conformance with FEMA policies, procedures, and methods.
  • Collaborating with Federal Agencies, State agencies, Tribes, local governments and other stakeholders in the development and review of flood hazard information.
  • Identifying and defining study and mapping standards and recommending modifications so that hazard maps and studies reflect current policy and legal requirements.
Travel Required

25% or less - Up to 25% travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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