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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.

    The Chief of Staff serves as a senior advisor to the Director of the Texas Long Term Recovery Office. This position starts at a salary of $86,495 (IC-13).

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 6 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 4 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 principal advisor to the Director of the Texas Long Term Recovery Office regarding improvements in program policy, coordination, and delivery mechanisms intended to improve customer service and reduce program and administrative expenses. Typical assignments include:

    • Evaluating the progress of disaster recovery operations; determing the amount of resources needed to devote to projects and the timing of initiation, elimination, or curtailment of particular projects
    • Assessing program effectiveness with respect to customer services, cost effectiveness, coordination, and prevention of duplication of benefits
    • Developing responses for special projects and preparing recommendations and reports of findings
    • Establishing operational goals for areas of responsibility, including the Office of General Counsel, Equal Rights, Disability Integration, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Safety and Security
    • Recommending process changes and preparing reports on program plans, identifying and proposing solutions to management problems that are of importance to long-term recovery program direction
    • Representing management in liaison and coordination activities with a variety of representatives from Federal, State, and local governments, private industry, and others having an interest in FEMA programs and policies

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be 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, November 13, 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/481946600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.