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-14 grade levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-T0207-JW-928409MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert in Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and activities to support and review State and local governmental offsite radiological emergency planning and preparedness activities related to technological hazards associated with commercial nuclear power plants.  This position you will serve as Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist of one or more teams in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Branch.  This position starts at a salary of $105,211 (GS-14).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS),  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Protection and National Preparedness (PNP), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), Technological Hazards Division(THD), Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Branch in Arlington, Virginia.    

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 providing direction and control to assigned personnel; providing oversight of projects assigned to teams; reviewing completed work for compliance with FEMA policies; and resolving work assignment conflicts with or among subordinate Team Leaders.  Typical work assignments include:

·         Manages priorities assigned to teams providing technical advice and guidance.

·         Provides technical support and crisis management at the Headquarter level during REP exercises, nuclear plant shutdowns and re-starts, or in the event of a nuclear plant accident.

·         Monitors work in progress and oversees the implementation of the programs and activities to support and evaluate offsite emergency planning and preparedness activities of State and local governments for dealing with radiological emergencies at commercial nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities.

·         Reviews, analyzes, and processes regional office evaluations of the site-specific plans of State and local governments and utilities with respect to determining the adequacy of the plans and their implement ability for responding to radiological emergencies.

·         Identifies actual and potential problem areas and recommends improvements or corrective actions.

·         Maintains oversight of radiological emergency preparedness activities to ensure timely accurate and pertinent reports to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of FEMA goals, policies, regulations and effective maintenance and use of REP data.

·         Develops new policy and procedures to improve the readiness capability of Federal, State and local governments to deal with radiological emergency accidents.

·         Maintains oversight of activities related to the review and evaluation of alert and notification systems installed around commercial nuclear power plants.

·         Provides training and implementation assistance in the use of computerized systems, i.e. the REP Exercise Evaluation Tool.

·         Attends meetings, conferences and other forum and confers with officials from the Regional offices and other Federal agencies, and the private sector.