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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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.

    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. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.

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    As an Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisor in FEMA's Reservist Program, you will provide professional conflict prevention and resolution services to FEMA employees at disaster operations. This job requires you to be on-call, ready to travel within 24-48 hour notice, for deployment at multiple fixed times during the year for a minimum of 60 days at a time, working up to 12 hours per day, 7 days a week for several consecutive weeks. Duties include:

    • Networking with field office leadership and staff to build rapport, assess dispute resolution needs, and represent the ADR Office in a manner that is at all times friendly, diplomatic, collaborative, and professional.
    • Practicing ADR according to the standards and principles required of the FEMA ADR Cadre staff, including working collaboratively and respectfully in a self-aware, self-reflective environment with your ADR colleagues, cadre management staff, and members of a hierarchical command organization, where you are open to and engaged in group discussion of self, internal, and external feedback.
    • Providing a wide range of informal non-EEO dispute prevention and intervention processes, including individual coaching, listening and problem solving, effective communication, interpersonal and work group conflict resolution, teambuilding, mediation and conciliation.
    • Assessing, advising, designing, coordinating, and facilitating internal and external stakeholder engagement processes, communications, group facilitation and consensus building processes, and strategic planning.
    • Designing and delivering training for conflict resolution skill development, conflict prevention & intervention processes.
    • Regular use of Microsoft Windows based computers, Microsoft Office, mobile computing devices, and government software systems for filing reports, completing tasks, checking records, getting paid, traveling, etc.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on 08/12/2016 OR at 11:59 pm EST on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446147000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.