• Help



    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.

    The ideal candidate must have experience directly supporting the provision of an agency's or program's information to tribal officials. This position starts at a salary of $68,036 (GS-11) with promotion potential to the $106,012 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs team within FEMA and work with our tribal partners.

    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.

    Learn more about this agency


    In this position, you will serve as Tribal Liaison and support the National Tribal Affairs Advisor (NTAA) with a variety of analytical and operational services in support of tribal constituency outreach and communications activities. Typical assignments include:

    • Interacting with and serving as liaison with tribal officials or their equivalents (tribal leaders or tribal emergency managers) on issues related to emergency management, homeland security or emergency services programs; and preparing policy positions and briefing papers on emergency management, homeland security or emergency services issues.
    • Developing, coordinating, disseminating and evaluating emergency management communication strategies, tactics and products to support proactive, cross-audience engagement and relationship building activities, designed to create new partners and expand relationships with tribes and other stakeholders as well as groups that have been traditionally undeserved in emergency management.
    • Support the NTAA with tribal consultation activities on agency actions that have significant direct effects on tribes and tribal implications.
    • Support program engagement with tribes by serving as a liaison between FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Tribal Branch and program staff to advise on tribal issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel less than 5% may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Friday, 3/30/2018 OR at 11:59 p.m. 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/494229700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.