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)
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This position serves as the Director for the Ready Campaign in the Office of External Affairs (OEA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The incumbent reports to the Director of Strategic Communications within the Office of External Affairs.This position starts at a salary of $124,995 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs 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.


In this position, you will direct the Ready Campaign by managing its strategy, activities, outreach efforts, budget and information distribution. Typical assignments include:

  • Serves as the Director of the Ready Campaign within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Ready Campaign Director is responsible for coordinating DHS’ national campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and manmade disasters and terrorist attacks. The Ready Campaign Director manages its strategy, activities, outreach efforts, budget and information distribution.
  • Directs and manages Ready’s information distribution efforts including the campaign’s Web sites as well as printing, storage and distribution of its materials. He or she will be responsible for managing the campaign’s contractors, ensuring that campaign materials meet accessibility, Government Printing Office and department compliance requirements.
  • Directs Ready campaign’s budget and works closely with the Office of External Affairs to track spending, formulate budget proposals and justifications; and ensure the campaign is fully funded for out years.
  • Interact with state, tribal and local governments by informing these audiences about the campaign and its resources and providing technical assistance as they implement their own localized efforts.
  • Provides expert program policy, procedural, and administrative advice to the Director of Strategic Communications, and his/her immediate staff on a variety of issues related to preparedness programs and initiatives as they relates to the Ready campaign.

Relocation Authorized

  • No