Job Overview


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
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This vacancy announcement is being extended until 5/6/2013.


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mission Support Division, Workforce Effectiveness located in Washington, DC.  The incumbent will serve as a Supervisory Nurse Consultant with primary responsibility for providing management, oversight, coordination, consultative and advisory services for FEMA's Office of Worker's Compensation Program (OWCP) through application of a professional knowledge of nursing.  Incumbent has full program responsibility, to include planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive and intensive case management and return to work program. This position starts at a salary of $89,033.00 (GS-13).  The full performance level for this position is at the GS-13 level.  Apply today to become a valued member of the Workers' Compensation Unit.   


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.


Serves as the authoritative resource for the agency regarding the Injury Compensation Program Administrator (ICPA) implemented under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) and the liaison to the Department of Labor (DOL).  Researches and analyzes regulatory guidance and policies on FECA and return to work issues to develop and recommend local policy and procedures that implement all aspects of the program.

  • Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates FEMAs OWCP program, initiatives, or projects for referral and utilization management
  • Serves as the coordinator for the OWCP, providing advice and guidance to FEMA managers, supervisors, and employees in matters regarding federal workers compensation and individual patient management
  • Analyzes and evaluates programs, services, and systems to ensure effectiveness in ensuring high quality healthcare, efficient utilization of resources, and compliance with all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements
  • Promotes and assists personnel and management in the establishment of a workable alternative "light" duty program where appropriate in order to reduce lost time and facilitate rehabilitation
  • Compiles, interprets and disseminates statistics and/or status reports relating to tracking and trending of referral patterns