A Community Planner within FEMA’s Region 3 engages communities regarding risk reduction strategies and provides technical advice and guidance in the development of mitigation strategies through planning to reduce vulnerability to future hazards. The ideal candidate has experience interpreting and applying land use and planning laws, regulations, and policies, conducting reviews of regional, district and/or community plans, and consulting with stakeholders regarding on community planning.

In this Community Planner position, you will be responsible for coordinating and providing technical assistance and training to state and local officials as applicable to the preparation, revision, and updating of hazard mitigation plans to comply with federal requirements, regulations, policies, and guidance

Typical assignments include:

  • Providing written recommendations for plan improvements.
  • Tracking assigned plans through all elements of the review process, including data entry and drafting of review and approval letters.
  • Coordinating with regional Community and Hazard Mitigation Planners.
  • Coordinating and providing training and technical assistance.
  • Supporting other Mitigation activities as required, including Floodplain Management and Insurance, RiskMAP, outreach, and grants.

All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. (Please refer to the job listing in USA Jobs at the following:  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/791056300.)


About FEMA Region 3

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

FEMA is calling all problem-solvers, relationship builders, and humanitarians! FEMA is a mission-driven, people-focused Agency. Our mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. We coordinate with other federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

At FEMA we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We are looking for citizens capable of bringing diverse perspective of thought, experience, or culture to help us achieve our mission. Everyday FEMA employees are inspired by that mission and are working tirelessly to make a difference.

Come join us in a rewarding career where you can help make our nation safer, stronger, and more prepared! Visit www.careers.fema.gov for more information.