Friday, November 22, 2013

FEMA seeks applicants for Technical Mapping Advisory Council

FEMA seeks applicants for Technical Mapping Advisory Council 

FEMA is requesting applications from qualified individuals who are interested in appointment to the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC). The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 established the TMAC to make recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and to improve performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. Qualified applicants will be considered to represent one or more of the following membership categories: professional surveying association or organization; professional mapping association or organization; engineering association or organization; professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms; United States Geological Survey; professional association or organization representing state geographic information; state national flood insurance coordination offices; United States Army Corps of Engineers; regional flood and storm water management organization; state, tribal, and territorial government; agencies; local government agencies; floodplain management association or organization; risk management association or organization; and state mitigation officer. 

Individuals interested in serving on the TMAC are invited to apply for appointment by submitting a resume or curriculum vitae to FEMA, 

Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration, Risk Analysis Division by email, or by mail at 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3035.

Deadline is January12, 2014! The Department of Energy Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2014.

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      deadline is January12, 2014! 

     The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide. 

     Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

·         Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
·         Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
·         Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
·         Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

    Applicants must be US Citizens and undergraduates, graduates or post-graduates of an accredited college or university. The program is open to majors in: Engineering; Physical Sciences;  Environmental Sciences; Computer Science and Information Technology; Physics; Business; Policy; Program Management; Mathematics; Statistics; Safety and Health; Accounting and Finance; Law; Communications; and other related areas.

   Want to learn more about the DOE Scholars program? E-mail or  visit

Red Rocks Community College - Emergency Management & Planning Degree and Certificate Programs Spring Semester Starts on January 21, 2014


Through Red Rocks Community College, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate in Emergency Management Planning.  All courses are offered ONLINE.  To complete our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Management and Planning requires the completion of 60 credit hours of courses, including 15 hours of General Education courses, 15 hours of Electives and 30 credit hours (ten courses) of core EMP courses.

The Red Rocks spring semester starts on January 21, 2014.  This spring we will be offering EMP 101, EMP 105, EMP 107, EMP 242, EMP 247, and EMP 291.  More detailed information about our program is available at:   

Students can take a course without the need for long distance travel and can set their own schedule.  Since ONLINE courses don't have a set classroom time, students can participate at any hour.... now the school is coming to the student, saving time and money.  Prospective students can apply to Red Rocks and register for classes totally ONLINE at

Completed courses from other colleges or accredited institutions, which correspond to our EMP course requirements, can be transferred to Red Rocks, at no cost, after submitted transcripts are reviewed for applicability toward our EMP Program.  When requesting credit for courses for which you have certificates or are from non-accredited institutions such as FEMA, you need to go through what we call our "Credit for Prior Learning Program".  At least 15 hours (5 EMP courses) must be taken through Red Rocks. 

This program was started in 1999 and is recognized by FEMA as one of the pioneering national ONLINE Emergency Management programs and is supported by the Colorado Office of Emergency Management.   Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, train wrecks, terrorist attacks and hazardous chemical spills are examples of emergencies in which life and property are endangered.  The EM professional’s ability to perform essential work in a disaster requires skills in emergency operations and management.  How well a community or an organization prepares for and deals with these and other kinds of disasters can affect not only their economic viability but people’s lives. 

For more information:


o   Contact Name:               Ivo Roospold, EMP Coordinator
o   Phone . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .303.914.6404
o   E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . .. . .

o   Fax . . . . . . . …. . .. . . . .303.914.6803

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