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-09 grade level. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-13437-JMS-928760MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an financial professional looking for an opportunity to provide Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) management with budgetary knowledge to develop, consolidate, review and validate information pertaining to assigned budget accounts. This position starts at a salary of $47,448 (GS-09).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the CDP staff located in Anniston, AL.

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 become a key member of the Center for Domestic Preparedness which provides specialized training to state, local, tribal, federal, international and private sector responders to prevent, deter, interdict, and respond to terrorist acts involving toxic weapons grade chemical agents, biological agents, radiological materials, and other hazardous materials.               

  •  Typical Duties for this position:

  • Reviews budget accounts to detect discrepancies, deviations, trends, etc., and refers to supervisor any questionable/irresolvable problems; also, helps to prepare budget justifications and projections for submission to a higher agency.
  • Receives, manages and validates all invoices for payment in accordance with applicable office to execute payment in accordance with laws and policies while maintaining detailed automated and paper files of procurement actions, invoices and payments to insure payments are made and documented.
  • Responsible for entering data into an automated financial management system to commit and obligate government fund for staff and student travel while providing a comprehensive review of system data.
  • Provides technical guidance and advice on travel related issues; assist all activities within the CDP in the interpretation of government travel requirements; advises travelers/activities of problem areas and renders assistance to resolve these problems.
  • Responsible for management and oversight of the Government Travel Account and associated credit card.