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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 position is located in the Office of Response and Recovery, Recovery Directorate, Individual Assistance Division, Individuals and Households Branch. As an Emergency Management Specialist you will provide advice and guidance on the delivery of disaster recovery programs and services. This position starts at a salary of $65,479 (IC-11) and is located in Denton, TX, or Hyattsville, MD.

    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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    In this position, you will support the delivery of disaster recovery efforts with other emergency management stakeholders and partners. Typical assignments include:

    • Performing recovery support activities for staff at FEMA headquarters and Regional Offices, as well as emergency management partners engaged in supporting disaster recovery.
    • Serving as a specialist in the recovery emergency management functional area providing advice and guidance on the delivery of disaster recovery programs and services.
    • Assisting with managing components of emergency management programs and activities during response and recovery operations.
    • Assisting in the case processing of escalated/high priority caseloads.
    • Providing disaster assistance program guidance to those individuals affected, and must accurately articulate agency policies.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, August 16, 2018 OR at 11:59 pm ET on the date the 200the 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/507447400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.