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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.

    FEMA is seeking talented men and women who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis. In this type of role, you will travel, receive training, build your professional network, and support those in need. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration. Reservists are not guaranteed regular and recurring deployments (hours worked) or renewal of employment. Work opportunities are intermittent due to the irregular nature of disasters. Additionally, veterans’ preference does not apply to the Reservist program selection process

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a FEMA Reservist!

    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.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Certified Deaf Interpreter Technical Specialist in FEMA's Reservist Program, some of the duties you will be responsible for include:

    • Providing interpreting, translation, and transliteration services in American Sign Language and other visual and tactual communication forms used by individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind.
    • Delivering translation services for all FEMA programs and services during response and recovery for disasters to ensure programs and services are integrated and fully accessible to survivors with disabilities and other individuals with access and functional needs.
    • Engaging and facilitating the active involvement of local and state disability services agencies and organizations and advocacy groups.
    • Providing guidance and technical assistance regarding transcribing speech to text in meetings, conference calls and other event setting.

    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 (Monday, September 18, 2017) OR at 11:59 pm EST on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478163700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.