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    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.

    This position is located in the Regional Offices, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch of the Mitigation Division in Oakland, CA. In this position you will serve as a Grants Management Specialist (Mitigation) within Region IX of FEMA performing work that involves implementing and managing Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs and cooperative agreements and providing related technical assistance and services.

    This position starts at a salary of $86,663 (IC-12) in Oakland, CA.

    Apply today for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 (IX) Mitigation Division, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch 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.

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    In this position you will serve as a Grants Management Specialist (Mitigation) assisting in various aspects of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), including but not limited to Mitigation JFO coordination, application technical assistance and development training, approval and processing, budget modifications, appeals, quarterly reporting, and project and disaster close-out.

    Typical duties include:

    • Supports, implements or manages the full range of complex FEMA Federal grants and cooperative agreements, along with providing related technical assistance and services.
    • Conducts post-award analysis to identify issues, weighs alternatives, and determines best approaches for the resolution of complex problems or issues related to grants and/or cooperative agreements.
    • Prepares correspondence concerning the status of audit findings, resolves and closes out audit findings.
    • Utilizes automated systems to access data and develops analytical tools/spreadsheets to track financial performance of grant recipients.
    • Monitors and assesses awardee performance to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

    Travel Required


    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, 9/18/2017 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    1109 Grants Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478916600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.