Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Community Planner

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 a Community Planner. Typical assignments include:

  • Reviewing state and local flood damage prevention plans against established criteria to assure conformance with program requirements of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act.
  • Providing training and technical support to state and local governments in the development of flood damage prevention plans.
  • Promoting flood damage prevention planning and mitigation through participation in webinars, conferences and/or other engagements with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitoring the progress of floodplain development and flood damage prevention review.
  • Generating reports for management regarding the status of flood damage prevention Plan adoptions, expiration’s, population coverage and other similar data.

Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Non-emergency travel 25%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential