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This position is being announced under FEMA's Reservist Program.  This is a 2 year appointment in the Excepted Service.  Employment is on an intermittent basis. 


The Tribal Affairs Specialist (TBSP) provides subject matter expertise in tribal affairs. Primary duties include the following:

  • Conducts preliminary tribal research;
  • Completes cultural competency research as directed and brief to appropriate audiences;
  • Reviews the tribe’s profile and incident specifics;
  • Makes initial contact to obtain an invitation from tribal officials;
  • Creates and maintains a tribal activity contact log with all pertinent information;
  • Conducts meetings with tribal officials as appropriate;
  • Prepares and delivers a presentation at a tribal meeting (e.g. Tribal council, Business committee, Tribal subcommittee, and/or Tribal emergency manager); and
  • Prepares communication in response to inquiries from or about tribes in coordination with appropriate leadership.