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Job Title:Recovery Planning Coordinator GS-0301-12/13

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2012-2377-LN-648118CORE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$60,274.00 to $93,175.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to Wednesday, May 9, 2012




Full Time - Temporary NTE 2 years


1 vacancy - Kansas City, MO United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Denton, TX United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Denver, CO United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Oakland, CA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
More Locations  (3)


United States Citizens


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

This position is being announced under FEMA's CORE Program (Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery employees).  These positions are authorized under P.L. 93-288 to perform temporary disaster work and are funded from the Disaster Relief Fund.  Appointments are excepted service, temporary appointments.  This is a 2 year temporary appointment in the Excepted Service. 

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work 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. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.


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This position is located in the Recovery Division of all Regional offices.  The incumbent will serve as the senior program specialist under the supervision of the Recovery Division Director.  The position oversees and manages Region recovery planning and related field operations for the community Planning and Capacity building (CPCB) Recovery Support Function (RSF) under the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)before and following Presidential declared disasters.


  • The incumbent serves as the region's expert on community recovery planning and capacity building, providing authoritative advice and consultation to CPCB RSF participants.
  • Incumbent promotes and develops CPCB RSF partnerships and capabilities between the federal government and stakeholders at the tribal, state, local levels and non-governmental partners.
  • During disaster events, advises and supports the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator with development of CPCB support strategies and supervision of focused community recovery technical assistance teams for communities, coordinates support among CPCB partners.
  • Collaborates with the Mitigation Division to incorporate mitigation and sustainability measures into CPCB supported recovery plans.
  • The incumbent will oversee and develop regional CPCB program activities, procedures, and guidelines in coordination with the recovery Planning Division at FEMA Headquarters.


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You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level if you possess one of the following: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience coordinating or providing local or state community development or planning guidance, or local, state and federal interagency coordination and capacity building guidance to state, tribes and local government.



You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess one of the following:  One full year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience is described as experience providing technical local or state community development or planning guidance, or local state and federal interagency coordination and capacity building guidance to local, state and federal management and other stakeholders that have given you experience leading the development and implementation of plans, procedures, and policies to recovery from a potential significant or catastrophic disaster recovery scenarios.. 


The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


All applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the Job Questionnaire for the announcement. Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.

If you are qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.


For specific salaries for the different duty locations for this position please go to :  Under salaries.


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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, May 09, 2012. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you a current or former Federal employee?  Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows your current/former grade and step.


Louise L. Noyes
Phone: (800)879-6076
TDD: 800-877-8339
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
PO Box 9900
Winchester, VA


Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here

Additional Duty Location Info

1 vacancy - Kansas City, MO United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Denton, TX United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Denver, CO United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Oakland, CA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Atlanta, GA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Bothell, WA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Philadelphia, PA United StatesView Map
1 vacancy - Boston, MA United StatesView Map

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