About the Agency
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.
Who May Apply:
The ideal candidate has experience working with tribes or in a tribal setting where an understanding of the customs and norms of tribes and tribal government has been required. This position starts at a salary of $66,510 (GS-11) with promotion potential to the $103,639 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs, within FEMA.
Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a 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 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 serve in an Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) tribal outreach activities and External Affairs (EA) coordination function. The tribal specialist position supports FEMA tribal engagement through completion of tasks assigned to the Tribal Partners Branch and supports the engagement efforts of the National Tribal Affairs Advisor (NTAA). Assists in the coordination of communications and outreach activities with EA divisions, regional EA staff, regional tribal liaisons, and FEMA related program offices. Typical assignments include:
- Supporting the Director, NTAA and other Intergovernmental Affairs staff in maintaining relationships with various stakeholders/officials in tribal, state and local governments and national and regional tribal associations.
- Assisting in planning, organizing and coordinating of briefing and information exchange opportunities with tribes.
- Representing the Tribal Partners Branch at meetings, conferences, consultations and engagements to explain FEMA programs, policies and initiatives and collect input from tribes on issues being discussed.
- Interacting with and serving as liaison with tribal leaders or their equivalents (tribal officials or tribal emergency managers) on issues related to emergency management, homeland security or emergency services policy.
- Managing the development of agendas, determines locations, oversees logistical needs and prepare briefing materials for meetings and conferences.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.