[Preservenw] Fwd: JOBS: FEMA hiring historic preservation
aisiedzik at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 14 17:31:54 PDT 2005
Hi everyone -- See the information below about an new job posting at FEMA.
>>From: Heather Barrow
>>Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hiring Historic Preservation
>>Beginning immediately under an expedited process, FEMA is hiring 15-20
>>Historic Preservation Specialists to work as part of FEMA's environmental
>>and historic preservation cadre of reservists (Disaster Assistance
>>Employees, or DAEs). This is on-call employment, but due to Hurricane
>>Katrina, there are immediate needs for these specialists. I have
>>attached a general job description with required knowledge, skills and
>>abilities and job responsibilities while in the field. Under this
>>position, we have various specialties, including archeologists,
>>architectural historians, historic preservation trainers, preservation
>>architects, Section 106 specialists, and tribal/cultural specialists.
>>Please note that FEMA employees may be subject to 24-hour on-call in the
>>event of an emergency. This service may require irregular working 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. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with
>>little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental
>>If you are interested in applying for FEMA employment, please send your
>>resume or application or Optional Application for Federal Employment
>>(OF-612) OR any other written format to Fax number (540) 542-2484.
>>Please feel to also let me know that you have submitted an application
>>and I will do my best to keep track of where it is in the process.
>>The resume or application must contain:
>>1. Indication that you are seeking a position as a Disaster Assistance
>>Employee in the Environmental and Historic Preservation Cadre as an
>>2. Full name, mailing address, day and evening phone numbers, social
>>security number, country of citizenship, branch and date of military
>>service, if applicable;
>>3. High school name and location, date of diploma or highest grade
>>completed, college name and location, majors, type and year of any
>>4. Work experience that includes job titles, duties and accomplishments,
>>employer`s name and address, supervisor`s name and phone number, starting
>>and ending dates, hours per week and salary;
>>5. List of other qualifications such as job related training courses,
>>job related skills, job related certificates and job related honors,
>>awards and special accomplishments.
>>Once applicants meet all general eligibility requirements, they will be
>>forwarded to each of the 10 FEMA Regions, based on the home address of
>>the applicant, for review and selection.
>>Disaster Assistance Employee (DAE) Job Description
>>Job Title: Historic Preservation Specialist
>>Organizational Location: Planning Section or other, as assigned
>>Physical Location(s): JFO or other location, as assigned
>>HQ Cadre Manager: Brent Paul
>>MAJOR DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
>>The Historic Preservation Specialist provides technical assistance to
>>FEMA's disaster programs to fulfill FEMA's legal responsibilities under
>>various historic preservation laws, Executive Orders and regulations.
>>Under the direction of the Regional Environmental Officer, Environmental
>>Liaison Officer (ELO), or appropriate team leader, the Historic
>>Preservation Specialist assists program staff in integrating historic
>>preservation considerations into the development and review of projects
>>proposed for FEMA funding.
>>Specifically, the Historic Preservation Specialist :
>>* Identifies project-specific historic preservation concerns that the
>>ELO may need to address with senior JFO management.
>>* Recommends and implements streamlining measures for historic
>>preservation compliance activities, in coordination with appropriate JFO
>>and regional staff and Federal, Tribal and State Historic Preservation
>>resource agencies, as required.
>>* Provides technical assistance to JFO program managers and other
>>personnel, Tribal/State and local officials regarding FEMA's Historic
>>Preservation compliance responsibilities, and may serve as a "technical
>>expert" in the JFO for specific historic preservation laws or Executive
>>* Assists the ELO in identifying the need for additional Historic
>>Preservation expertise in a disaster operation.
>>* Develop and/or deliver Historic Preservation training or presentations,
>>for JFO personnel, Tribal/State emergency management personnel and
>>applicants, as needed.
>>* Conduct historic preservation reviews and prepare required
>>documentation, and submit recommendations to ELO for approval.
>>* Work as part of Task Force Teams or Program Units in the JFO, as
>>assigned, to provide historic preservation technical direction and review
>>Knowledges, Skills, and Experience Required:
>>* Knowledgeable in implementing the requirements of selected federal
>>environmental and historic preservation laws, Executive Orders, and
>>regulations in a Federal/state/local context, which may include, but is
>>not limited to: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the
>>National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Executive Order 12898
>>* Knowledge of FEMA's disaster program operations and associated historic
>>* Knowledge of organization based incident needs and Incident Command
>>System (ICS) principles.
>>* Good interpersonal, communication and instructional skills.
>>* Good analytical and research skills.
>>* Written communication and computer skills to generate general and
>>technical reports, briefings, correspondence and review documentation.
>>* Ability to multi-task and service multiple clients.
>>* Ability to work efficiently in a stressful, changing and politically
>>* Ability to work effectively either independently or as part of a team.
>>* Ability to apply historic preservation laws, Executive Orders and
>>regulations to disaster programs and activities, and develop unique
>>procedures or agreements to streamline review in a disaster environment.
>>* Ability to conduct project site visits
>>Supervisory or Team Leader Responsibilities Exercised by Position:
>>An Historic Preservation Specialist may serve as a team leader, if needed
>>in large operations, to manage the workflow of other HistoricPreservation
>>Heather Barrow, Ph.D.
>>Department of Architecture
>>Art Institute of Chicago
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