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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Federal Coordinating Officer

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:FEMA-14-LNG-36869-EXC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$120,034.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Thursday, July 03, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent-Excepted Service

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Atlanta, GA View Map
Denton, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. citizens

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SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This position is ideal for a senior emergency manager with experience leading and managing the timely delivery of Federal disaster assistance to Federal, State, Local, and Tribal governments and communities.This position starts at a salary of $121,423 (GS-15) for the Denton,TX location, and a salary of $120,034 (GS-15) for the Atlanta, GA location. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Coordinating Officer Operations 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.

Appointments to the Federal Coordinating Officer program are made under the Schedule A, Excepted Service Authority, and are without time limits.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 50% or Greater
  • Position can require up to 60% Extended Travel.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

DUTIES:

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for the Federal Coordinating Officer Program to perform top management functions and provide leadership in disaster field operations. As a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) you will be responsible for the critical operations of the disaster as well as coordinating federal efforts during the response and recovery phase. Candidates must have knowledge and experience in emergency management programs and disaster operations; knowledge of Federal, State, and Local government processes; expert management skills and experience with organizational leadership in crisis situations.

Specific Duties:

The Federal Coordinating Officer serves as the principal staff advisor to the FEMA Administrator in leading and coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities.

The Federal Coordinating Officer establishes the Federal presence as the President's representative at the disaster operation site. The FCO coordinates the relationships among Federal, State, and Local  and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) and advises the Governor on the status of the Federal response.

Manages media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public as well as establishing communications links with the media and elected officials.

Appointments to the Federal Coordinating Officer program will be Schedule A, Excepted Service appointments without time limitations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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-15 level (starting salary $114, 872 or $121,423) if you possess one of the following:

One full year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level that demonstrates experience coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities as well as coordinating relationships between Federal, State, Local and private organizational personnel and serving as the advisor to senior leadership on matters of disaster response.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR

Demonstrate successful experience as a senior leader (ex. State/local Director of Emergency Management, Commanding Officer, Chief of Staff, deputy FCO) in leading and managing significant numbers of staff with a diverse background, in a wide range of demanding emergency situations to include large and complex operations.

Applicants who do not demonstrate experience that supports the Selective Placement Factor will not be eligible to receive further consideration.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. 

If you are found qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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 Top Secret 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.
  • A one year trial period is required unless already completed.
 

 


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 (www.usajobs.gov)
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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1.  Your resume
2.  Your responses to the job questionnaire 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Loren Gibson
Phone: 202-646-4271
Fax: 999-999-9999
Email: loren.gibson@fema.dhs.gov
Agency Information:
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
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Please apply online
Washington, DC
20472
US
Fax: 999-999-9999

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the 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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Job Announcement Number:

FEMA-14-LNG-36869-EXC

Control Number:

371755100