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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 mission of the National Disaster Recovery Support (NDRS) cadre is to help coordinate federal post-disaster recovery planning and implementation. The Community Recovery Assistance Specialist (Community Planning Expert) is responsible for providing expert advice related to community & urban planning, as well as leading stakeholders through the post-disaster visioning process by identifying projects that will help an impacted community recover. This position starts at an hourly salary of $24.65. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Disaster Recovery Support 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.

    STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Reservist Program is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years. Employment is on an intermittent basis. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the reservist program selection process.

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    Responsibilities

    In this position, you will advise stakeholders and provide technical expertise through the recovery process. Typical assignments include:

    • Providing expertise in technical planning such as zoning, land use, and transportation.
    • Assessing the capacity of local government to implement comprehensive recovery plans.
    • Managing and coordinating the work of a planning support team.
    • Recruiting community members to participate in the recovery planning process.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475864100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.