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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.

    In this position, the Emergency Management Specialist (GIS) will serve under the supervision of the Emergency Communications Branch Chief, supporting and coordinating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Regional field operations within the Region X Response Division. In addition, you will implement, operate, populate, analyze, and maintain GIS applications and databases that support the emergency management cycle including preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. This position starts at a salary of $77,926 (IC-12).

    Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 10 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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    As an Emergency Management Specialist (GIS), you will coordinate with FEMA’s GIS Working Group on GIS activities related to Regional activities.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Operating specialized Geospatial technology in order to support the production of geospatial products;
    • Adhering to restrictions on the display and distribution of Individual Assistance (and other data source) information as specified by FEMA guidance including Privacy Act, licensing agreements, and data-owner restrictions;
    • Creating and modifying maps using Agency approved GIS software and the basic understanding of geography, coordinates, datums, and projections;
    • Geo-referencing data and use vector and raster data within GIS software;
    • Supporting GIS server and web applications including ArcGIS Server, and Arc-SDE.

    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, January 15, 2018 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/488094200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.