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 position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and at the GS-13 grade level. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-14409-KCD-909465 for additional information.

This position is ideal for a person that can be responsible for soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding administering, analyzing, advising on, and/or terminating contracts for the procurement of supplies and services for the agency.  This position starts at a salary of $87,815.00 (GS-13).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Regional Offices, Region Eight, Mission Support Division, Administrative Services Branch in the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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. 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.


In this position, you will be responsible for soliciting, evaluating negotiating awarding, administering, analyzing, advising on, and/or terminating contracts for the procurement of supplies and services for major complex contracts.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Advise executive management and senior-level staff on all procurement actions for assigned organizations and determines the types of procurement instruments to be issued and which best meet the needs of the Agency for all serviced functions/offices.
  • Advise management and staff on the best instruments and guidance for expedient delivery of goods and services in support of various programs and operations and executes awards consistent with Agency policy, occasionally under urgent and compelling circumstances.
  • Use contract methods and types that include cost reimbursement, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed price, incentive, etc., to procure large, highly complex, and significant equipment systems, programs, services, or construction where little or no contractual precedent exists.
  • Perform work related to the contract pre-award process in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Agency policy.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer responsible for procurements involving a number of different processes or elements resulting in extensive subcontracting.