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
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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In this position, you will be managing, and coordinating with other entities, the prevention of, protection from, preparedness for, response to, mitigation from and/or mitigation of intentional and/or unintentional disasters. Typical assignments include:
- Implementing programs to engage all stakeholders in reducing the frequency, severity, and cost of disasters, injuries, fatalities, and impact on critical infrastructure and the environment.
- Promoting the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which has a goal to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance for property owners.
- Encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations, which will mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Helping communities reduce the socioeconomic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of insurance through the NFIP.
- Performing technical writing functions, requiring substantial knowledge of the various areas of emergency management and of the specialized terminology required. Writing and/or edits technical materials, including reports of research findings, regulations in technical areas; technical manuals and specifications.
- Acting as a spokesperson at regional conferences, meetings, committees and working group.
50% or less - This position may require non-emergency travel (35%)
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-JLS-196021-DE, which is open to the public.
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, 02/20/2018.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490089200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.