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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.

    The ideal candidate will have experience working in geology, seismology or other related earth science discipline. This position starts at a salary of $84,302.00 (GS-12) with promotion potential to the $130.325.00 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the RIX team within FEMA.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    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.

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    In this position, you will serve as a Physical Scientist.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as a technical specialist in performing highly complex data analysis, including utilization of highly specialized instrumentation systems, equipment, computer programs, and statistical analysis techniques.
    • Ensuring information is exchanged among FEMA programs and in recommending solutions.
    • Serving as project manager for centrally managed activities, performing the full range of program/ project management functions for physical science programs/ projects.
    • Serving as an official liaison and collaborates with engineers/ scientists in the public and private sector on a wide range of seismic hazards regulatory issues.
    • Serving on high-level task forces and study groups changed with considering directions in earthquake science, building science, or issues related to HAZUS.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) (Friday, 11/25/2016) OR at 11:59 p.m. ET 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/456209800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.