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.
Who May Apply:
- Current federal employees who hold or held a non-temporary career or career-conditional appointment
- Persons eligible for reinstatement
- Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities
- Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (view list of interchange agreements with other merit systems)
- Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (view information on certain veterans eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA))
- View common definitions of terms found in this announcement
Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
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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This position is located in the National Watch Center (NWC) Branch, Operations Division, Response Directorate. The NWC's mission is to maintain uninterrupted, 24/7 situational awareness of FEMA response capabilities, readiness postures, and all events–natural or man-made–that may require a coordinated federal disaster response. Through a variety of formal presentations and written reports, the NWC provides shared situational understanding aimed at supporting effective decision-making at all levels–from the local emergency manager to the President of the United States. Additionally, the NWC plays a critical role in coordinating the rapid deployment and management of national-level emergency response teams and resources in response to disasters, special events, field operations, and other events as required. The NWC is comprised of teams working on a 24/7 rotating shift schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
Typical duties include:
- As a Geospatial Analyst, the incumbent performs key program implementation of the FEMA geospatial information systems (GIS) initiatives and operations.
- Responsible for supporting the NWC and its related functions and GIS initiatives and operations.
- Performing activities in support of the NWC in operational areas such as analysis and productions, modeling; data management; innovations, tools development, coordination and dissemination; remote sensing; and coordination and collaboration with agency headquarters and regional components.
- Serving as a key resource on highly critical and complex geospatial program initiatives.
- Coordinating with appropriate geospatial stakeholders to prevent duplication of effort and to promote information sharing.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Status candidates who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" included in the Job Summary section of this announcement.
Individuals who do not meet the requirements shown below may apply under FEMA-18-LB-183681-DE, which is open to the public.
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Wednesday November 22, 2017 OR at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484725000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.