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    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 is passionate about and capable of coordinating collaborative public-private partnerships, understands interests of business and industry before, during, and after disasters. Candidate should be an innovative problem solver
    independently and on integrated teams. This position starts at a salary of $81,548 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs 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.

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    In this position, you will serve as External Affairs Specialist in the Private Sector Division. Typical assignments include:

    • Assisting the Director of the Private Sector Division in developing, implementing and supporting national programs that develop functional relationships with private sector stakeholders across the United States to facilitate private sector innovation and networking.
      • Developing communications tools, techniques and protocols including capability to reach and maintain regular contact with private sector organizations. Such capability shall support both crisis communications needs as well as preparedness and readiness messaging. Ensuring that all information provided is accurate
      and complete, and is authorized for disclosure.
      • Overseeing the production of informational materials and monitoring FEMA Web site to ensure that posted information is current.
      • Supporting senior staff and management with background information on matters related to communicating with private sector stakeholders, media and other FEMA audiences. Interviewing and confering with management, subject matter experts and other program specialists to obtain program information for use in briefings, meetings, news releases, informational advisories, articles, and discussions.

    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) Tuesday, 3/27/2018 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/494229900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.