Community Planner with FEMA Region 3


Richmond, VA United States

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.

Positions are available in the following locations: Hanover, MD; Richmond, VA; Charleston, WV; Philadelphia, PA; and Harrisburg, PA.

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 Basic Requirements in the Job Announcement on USA Jobs:  USAJOBS - Job Announcement 

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Hazards Mitigation, Disaster Recovery, or Resiliency
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