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 www.fema.gov for additional information.
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 serve as FEMA's liaison with private Non-Profit disaster-relief organizations including, but not limited to, faith and community based organizations and State level coalitions of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- Initiates and maintains close working relationships across FEMA Regional and headquarters program offices. Supports the states in working with voluntary agencies in the development, promotion and understanding of State, VOADS, Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COADs) and other coalitions.
- Provides technical advice to FEMA regional and Area Offices, other federal agencies, and State emergency management officials regarding the roles and responsibilities of all VOAD members and other voluntary organizations active in disaster and emergency activities.
- Serves as the primary FEMA point of contact for voluntary organizations for the collection and dissemination of information concerning emergency incidents, including initial damage assessment, emergency response and long-term recovery activities/plans of voluntary agencies.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel will be in conjunction with performance of duties.