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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 would have experience in the requirements and application of emergency management, disability rights and other applicable laws, regulations, Executive Orders and procedures relevant to disability civil rights. This position starts at a salary of $ 79,563 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 5 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.

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    In this position, you will work very closely with and under guidance of the Director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC), preparing individuals and families and strengthening communities before and after a disaster. Typical assignments include:

    • Developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures that are inclusive of the needs and requirements of people with physical, sensory, intellectual, cognitive and mental health disabilities to evaluate disaster programs and measures for providing equal access to persons with disabilities;

    • Coordinating to ensure the needs of individuals with disabilities are fully addressed in accordance with Section 689 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 and Section 513 of the Homeland Security Act;

    • Promoting awareness of accessibility throughout FEMA and external partners via accessible electronic messaging, intranet, internet, SharePoint sites, regarding strategies for fully including individuals with disabilities;

    • Enhancing the development FEMA brochures, newsletters, and other publications which are accessible as required under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act to provide access to disaster information and FEMA services, programs and benefits.

    • Fostering and developing partnerships with disability advocacy and service agencies to enhance the development and awareness of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities that are inclusive of and accessible to people with disabilities

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Thursday, September 14, 2017 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/478706500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.