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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 will have experience as a watch officer or research analyst in a fast paced operational center environment; excellent analytical, writing, and communications/briefing skills; and GIS experience. This position starts at a salary of 75,321 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Nine 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 perform emergency management work in a watch operations center environment, including managing, and coordinating with other entities the response to intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made /technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents. Typical assignments include:

    • Performing substantive mission-oriented work in a FEMA region and serves as a Watch Officer responsible for informing regional response staff and leadership concerning policy issues dealing with immediate response to intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
    • Monitoring information from a variety of sources and provide daily situational reports, analysis, and briefings to regional staff regarding a broad range of hazards within the region and issues concerning the regional application of FEMA's enabling statutes, pertinent regulations, and/or general laws affecting the operation of the Federal government.
    • Implementing headquarters and regional emergency management standards, regulations, practices, training, and procedures to identify, minimize or eliminate hazards and threats with a focus on response center operations.
    • Conducting mission-oriented analyses of difficult and complex survivor-centric emergency response and assistance issues to inform response leadership decisions.
    • Evaluating and producing improvements regarding efficiency issues and evaluation of major administrative aspects of substantive, mission-oriented programs.
    • Analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and advises on new developments, changing emphasis, or other events which could greatly impact the effectiveness of program delivery.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    • U.S. citizens
    • Status candidates may also apply under FEMA-18-JLS-240133-MP
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    This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Monday, 7/25/2018 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/504728900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.