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. Please visit for additional information.

This position starts at a salary of $92,259.00 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region II, Sandy Recovery Office team within FEMA.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: 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.

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. 


This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA), Region II, Sandy Recovery Office located in New York.  The incumbent manages logistics Support for disaster recovery activities to include managing the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services needed to support the office.


  •   The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of communications and support resources in support of disaster recovery efforts.
  • Knowledge of the principles of logistics management and their implementation, property accountability and control, transportation, warehouse and facilities  management in an emergency environment, space management, Federal plans and procedures including the National Response Plan (NRP), Disaster Response and Recovery Operations, RRCC, NEOC and ERT procedures and operations, acquisition management guidance and other supplementing publications. 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of techniques for the evaluation of the effectiveness of logistics programs and the improvement of logistics management system to support long-term disaster recovery activities.
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of activities involved in logistics support including material, facilities, distribution, transportation, maintenance and services required for the effective coordination of Federal disaster assistance programs.
  • Excellent skills in communicating effectively through written and oral means, quickly prioritizing needs and choosing the most effective and efficient course of action.  Written skills must include demonstrated abilities to prepare, report policy and procedural documents and to coordinate logistics activities in writing.  Oral skills must include demonstrated abilities to communicate orally in an effort to coordinate logistics activities.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of people both internally and external to the organization; operate a computer terminal to perform command and control functions, analyze data, search records, input and extract data.
  • Demonstrated experience (based on trainee status): Work as a logistics Branch/Unit Chief to branches/units to include supply and/or resource management or branch or deputy Branch chief, RRCC Operations) or equivalent experience.