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

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  • This position is ideal for a person with supervisory experience who can plan and schedule ongoing production-oriented work on a quarterly and annual basis, or direct assignments of similar duration.  Adjust staffing levels or work procedures within the Communication Unit to accommodate resource allocation decision made by the IT Branch Chief.

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: This position is subject to 24 hour on-call in the event of an emergency and 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 that require functioning under intense physical and mental stress.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


This position is located in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), Mission Support Division (MSD), Information Technology Branch/Communications Unit located in Region VIII, Denver Disaster Closeout Center.The Communications Unit provides IT services and systems for day-to-day operations during all hazard emergency and disaster situations.  The IT Disaster Workforce serves as a staff office in support of the Region VIII Disaster Activities and/or Closeout Center. The IT Supervisor's duties are as follows:

  • Plans, documents, and implements operational policies, by managing processes and procedures for the IT automated systems in the Information technology environment.
  • Develops and maintains short and long-range plans through IT Project Manager principles, which establish priorities, goals, objectives, milestones and timelines for program, or system planning.
  • Participates as a representative in technical conferences and meetings with other IT personnel within the Agency or other government agencies regarding the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Develops, organize, and implement functional short and long-range plans, and estimate resources required.