This positions is located in Region Five, Recovery Division, Individual Assistance Branch.
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.Learn more about this agency
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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.
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.
Typical duties include:
- Carrying out the responsibilities of an ESF #6 Primary Agency as written in the NRF and Region V Readiness Directive #5;
- Developing and/or delivering MC/EA related training to government (local, state, federal, tribal) agency, voluntary agency, ESF #6 support agencies, and internal partners;
- Serving as point-of-contact for MC/EA related questions and information;
- Supporting Region V states in the development of MC/EA plans and strategies;
- Providing MC/EA technical assistance and guidance to state, voluntary agency, Regional and Other Federal Agency (OFA) partners;
- Supporting field-based disaster activities (i.e. Preliminary Damage Assessments and Disaster deployments) as required;
- Working with federal, state, and voluntary agency partners in the development of Regional and state capabilities as they relate to all elements of MC/EA (i.e. feeding, sheltering, distribution of emergency supplies, support to evacuees, reunification);
- Supporting MC/EA exercise development at the Branch, Division or Regional level;
- Supporting the development of Regional MC/EA annexes and other planning documents;
- Assisting FEMA headquarters with policy development and participate in applicable work groups;
- Participating in IA Branch trainings and meetings;
- Supporting IA Branch activities; such as workshops and trainings;
- Serving as Region V ESF #6 Coordinator, responsible for oversight, readiness, and employment of ESF #6 resources throughout the preparedness, response and recovery phases of emergency management.
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.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
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