Job Overview


About the Agency

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.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities  (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
This position is ideaL for a mid career geospatial analyst with experience providing support to disaster operations program readiness and facilitating preparedness. This position starts at a salary of $63,091 at the GS-11 and a starting salary of $75, 621 at the GS-12. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Watch Center Branch, Operations Division, Response Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.


In this position, you will serve as a Geospatial Analyst on a NWC Team which is comprised of a Watch Officer, Senior Watch Analyst, and Watch Analysts who perform tasks in support of FEMA'S emergency programs. Typical assignments include:

  • As a Geospatial Analyst, the incumbent performs key program implementation of the FEMA geographic information systems (GIS) initiatives and operations.
  • The incumbent is responsible for supporting the NWC and its related functions and GIS initiatives and operations.
  • The incumbent performs activities in support of the NWC in operational areas such as analysis and productions, modeling; data management; innovation, tools development, coordination; dissemination; advocacy; remote sensing; and coordination and collaboration with agency headquarters and Regional components.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 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 that require functioning under intense physical and mental stress.

Relocation Authorized

  • No