Under general supervision from the Territorial Hazard Mitigation Officer, acts as an expert in Federal and Territorial Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) requirements as they pertain to the implementation of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) within the Territory.
• Makes recommendations to the Territorial Hazard Mitigation Officer on historic preservation policy and procedures, and program guidance and training information on historic preservation compliance issues.
• Develops and maintains liaison with Territorial and Federal resource agencies, and private sector organizations, in order to coordinate compliance issues, disseminate technical information and maintain knowledge of government-wide programs and initiatives associated with implementation of historic preservation laws and their impact on the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and related disaster assistance laws
• Provides historic preservation compliance advice to VITEMA personnel and serves as subject matter expertise for review of existing materials to ensure that historic preservation compliance issues are adequately addressed.
• Analyzes and recommends implementation of guidance, policies, procedures, and directives to enhance historic preservation compliance strategies and further integrate considerations into the delivery of FEMA’s assistance programs.
• Provide all assistance to the supervisor and staff on assignments in support of FEMA mitigation programs by researching historic preservation compliance requirements procedures and guidelines to effectively and expeditiously ensure compliance with appropriate historic requirements.
▪ Knowledge of the broad range Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation laws and regulations, to include NEPA, NHPA, ESA, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act.
▪ Ability to interpret and apply extensive guides and complex regulations regarding NEPA to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
▪ Knowledge of Executive Orders 11988: Floodplains and 11990: Wetlands, environmental and historic preservation laws, other executive orders, regulations, standards, policies, guidelines for FEMA funded activities, and the 8-step review process.
▪ Ability to evaluate projects to determine the applicable level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and prepares related documents.
▪ Ability to analyze a wide range of environmental and floodplain, scientific, technical, management, engineering, socio-economic, and legal issues.
▪ Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of Federal disaster relief authorities and programs under P.L. 93-288, the Federal Response Plan, and the hazard reduction requirements and initiatives of the National Flood Insurance Program.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science Degree, and two (2) years’ of closely related experience.
An AA Degree supplemented by four (4) years’ closely related experience.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae (cv)