Environmental Protection Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 June 2020
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Job Description



The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced with environmental compliance requirements on declared disasters as well as experienced completing environmental compliance reviews. This position starts at a salary of $111,286 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 team within FEMA.


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.

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 an Environmental Protection Specialist. Typical assignments include:

  • Developing programmatic agreements with state and tribal historic preservation officers and memoranda of agreement with stakeholders to resolve adverse effects to historic properties in conformance with requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and experience managing, directing or developing NHPA, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance documents.
  • Managing highly-complex projects and facilitating often unprecedented resolutions with multiple stakeholders.
  • Completing non-disaster and disaster program environmental compliance reviews.
  • Reviewing, drafting or finalizing agreement documents, standard operating procedures, policy, guidance, resources or tools, especially those related to streamlining EHP compliance reviews.
  • Conducting training and outreach to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participating in emergency response or recovery operations as needed.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 20%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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.

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