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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, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch of the Mitigation Division, in Denton, TX. In this position you will perform mitigation program work involving risk analysis, risk reduction, and risk insurance.

    This position starts at a salary of $53,030 (IC-9), $64,161 (IC-11), and $76,903 (IC-12).

    Apply today for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 6 (VI) Mitigation 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 an Emergency Management Specialist performing work including managing, and coordinating with other entities the mitigation from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and manmade /technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Applies knowledge and skills of mitigation programs to perform risk analysis work with communities to assess, delineate, and reduce hazards.
    • Coordinates and/or supports the delivery of regional mitigation programs and community planning resources of Federal, State, local, tribal territorial, nongovernmental organizations, an private sector governments needed to effectively plan for, manage, and implement hazard mitigation (HM) activities in large, unique, or catastrophic incidents.
    • Contributes to the development and implementation of mitigation standards, regulations, practices, training, and procedures designed to identify, minimize or eliminate hazards and reduce loss of life and property.
    • Performs hazard mitigation analytical studies and projects such as needs assessments, corrective actions, performance improvement planning, and community outreach.
    • Develops recommendations and may prepare a variety of reports, information papers, briefings, plans, directives, and evaluations.

    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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479399300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.