Job: Community Planning Capacity Building Coordinator with FEMA (closes Friday, 11/11)

This position is located in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region VI, Recovery Division. The incumbent will serve as the Region’s expert on community planning and capacity building, providing targeted recovery support and technical assistance resources to assist disaster-impacted communities in identifying community recovery strategies and plans.

Typical assignments include:

  • Evaluates and advises the FDRC on the need for focused disaster recovery technical assistance for the communities affected.
  • Oversees multiple planning operations in the field depending upon the severity and magnitude of disaster incidents.
  • Establishes and coordinates locally driven recovery planning processes.
  • Facilitates community and neighborhood workshops and involvement in the disaster recovery and planning process.
  • Assists in incorporating mitigation, sustainability and resilience building measures into CPCB recovery planning and capacity efforts.

For more info and to apply, visit the job posting.


HUD proposes new resilience standard

“In the face of increased flooding risks and rising sea levels, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today proposed new elevation standards for all HUD-supported properties.  For the first time in nearly 40 years, HUD is proposing to establish higher elevation requirements for properties seeking HUD assistance or Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance. The Proposed Rule is on display for Public Inspection and will be published tomorrow. Public comment will remain open until December 27th, 2016.”

·       Press Release (a copy of the release will be posted here shortly)

·       HUD Summary Website

·       Federal Register