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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.

    This individual will serve as a Quality Assurance Specialist at a Public Assistance (PA) Consolidated Resource Center in Sacramento, CA. They will be responsible for performing quality checks of grant subawards to ensure compliance with federal rules. The ideal candidate will have experience performing these checks within the Public Assistance program. This position starts at a salary of $79,411 (IC-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Public Assistance team within FEMA.

    Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

    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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    The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring grant subawards are accurate and comply with all requirements. Typical assignments include:

    • Conducting quality assurance reviews of grants to ensure accuracy, compliance, and proper supporting documentation.
    • Collaborating with stakeholders to resolve issues discovered during quality assurance review.
    • Interpreting and adhering to guidance, policy, and regulations in a predictable and consistent way.
    • Explaining guidance, policy, and regulations to partners and check for understanding.
    • Ensuring consistency in program delivery and development of quality grants.

    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 Friday August 10, 2018 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 400th 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/506431800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.