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.

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This position starts at a salary of $ 75,621(GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Chief Security Officer, Support Operations Division, Personnel Security Branch; Washington, D.C.

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.


In this position, you will review and implement agency policies and procedures affecting agency personnel security programs in accordance with national security policy.  Typical assignments include:

  • Make eligibility/fitness/suitability determination on individuals for entry and retention in Public Trust and National Security positions.
  • Evaluate and recommend procedures for processing adverse information pre and post hire.
  • Request investigative files from external agencies.
  • Write comprehensive adjudicative reports.
  • Perform inquiries regarding negative information develeoped before and/or during a background investigation.
  • Serve as Senior Adjudicator providing guidance to junior specialists.

Relocation Authorized

  • No