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Job Title:Regional Hurricane Program Manager

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:FEMA-14-SEG-17661DEU

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$83,507.00 to $108,558.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to Tuesday, December 10, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Honolulu, HI View Map


All U.S. citizens

 Status candidates may also apply under FEMA-14-SEG-17661MP

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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 is ideal for program manager who has experience providing evacuation preparedness or shelter in place technical assistance to State, local and tribal governments.  This position starts at a salary of $83,507(GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 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.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.


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In this position, you will support the Region's readiness to evaluate and respond to potential natural disasters.
 Typical assignments include:

  • Developing course of action and concepts of operation.
  • Identify the readiness of state and regional emergency management plans, resources and teams to develop strategies for employment and integration.
  • Produce, disseminate and share reports, situational updates and plans.
  • Provide briefing materials on plans and plan operations.
  • Participating in regional and national work groups.


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The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level  if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level that demonstrates experience assisting with, or coordinating, operations, policy and procedures as they would relate to response operations or programs. Demonstrated experience that shows thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and technical aspects of hurricane evacuation planning and operations at the local, State, or Federal levels.  This includes population protection and mitigation planning to guide Federal, State, and local government agencies in developing, enacting, and implementing hurricane preparedness, response, and planning activities. Working knowledge of relevant scientific factors in earth and physical sciences, such as hydrology, wind and coastal engineering, geography, and meteorology is also required.


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and technical aspects of hurricane evacuation planning and operations at the local, State, or Federal levels. 
  2. Knowledge of, and experience in, computerized hurricane storm surge, wind field, tracking, decision assistance, and damage predictive models such as Hazard US (HAZUS), Hurricane Evacuation (HURREVAC), and Sea, Lake and Overland Surge (SLOSH), utilized in Federal, State, and local emergency response situations.
  3. Working knowledge of relevant scientific factors in earth and physical sciences, such as hydrology, wind and coastal engineering, geography, and meteorology related to tropical weather-related phenomena to provide technical assistance to agencies and organizations in areas of the United States affected by tropical cyclone conditions.
  4. Understanding of the Federal, State, and local government structures, organizations, functions, and responsibilities sufficient to gather, analyze, and disseminate disaster-related information.
  5. Knowledge of the operational concept of the National Response Framework relating to emergency operations, procedures and emergency notification.
  6. Ability to collect, review and analyze organizational information and reports to support management decision making.
  7. Ability to communicate analytical information orally.
 If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
  1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. 
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best-Qualified category for this position.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  This position is not considered scientific/professional.  For information on veterans’ preference, please click here
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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select “benefits.”


  • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
  • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.


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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday) - see Agency Contact Information. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.
    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (
    You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
    Step 2 - Apply Online
    Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application
    If this is your first time on the CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
    You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
    You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.
    Document Upload:
    You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
    1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or
    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.
    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
    Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


    1.  Your resume
    2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire 
    3.  Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability.  Click here for more veterans’ information.
    5. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  Submit: 
    • a copy of your agency notice,
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.


    Stacey Gray
    Phone: 800-879-6076
    Fax: 999-999-9999
    TDD: 800-877-8339
    Agency Information:
    FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
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    Please apply online
    Washington, DC
    Fax: 999-999-9999


    Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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