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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 Public Affairs Specialist (External Affairs Specialist) establishes, maintains, and enhances functional relationships with Members of Congress and federal, tribal, state and local governments. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Texas Recovery Office, 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 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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    Responsibilities

    In this position, you will establish, maintain, and enhance functional relationships with Members of Congress and federal, tribal, state and local governments on behalf of the Texas Recovery Office.Typical assignments include:

    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with Congressional district offices
    • Communicating and promoting awareness of DHS/FEMA's mission, roles, programs, and activities
    • Reporting Congressional delegation and district office staff's concerns or misconceptions, as well as researching and recommending correction communication strategies
    • Providing written and verbal responses to Congressional questions and inquiries relating to FEMA disaster assistance programs

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

    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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483614700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.