Job Overview

Summary

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 www.fema.gov for additional information.

This position is located in the Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The office is responsible for the dissemination of emergency management information to the media and general public in support of FEMA's mission to prepare for, respond to, recover from and reduce the risk from all hazards. The incumbent is charged with assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of written communications to accurately communicate the role of FEMA and other emergency management partners to those impacted by disasters.  This position starts at a salary of 51,630   (GS-9) and $62,467 (GS-11). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs.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. 

Duties

 In this position the incumbent is responsible assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of written communications to accurately communicate the role of FEMA and other emergency management partners to those impacted by disasters. Typical assigments include:

  • Assist in creating disaster-related online updates, stories, articles, and blog posts.
  • Assist in writing daily summaries of digital communication activity prior to a Joint Field Office being established in the impacted state. Share reports with HQ, Regional, and ESF 15 leadership, as well as external partners as needed.
  • Assist in collaborating with writers in Joint Field Office Products & Planning division, and in Regional offices as needed, to produce disaster-related content and stories..
  • Provide input in the development of short and long term written projects related to FEMA’s role before, during, and after disasters.
  • Conduct basic analysis statistics and metrics for FEMA’s digital engagement efforts, specifically related to online articles, blog posts, and other disaster-related updates on FEMA’s channels.