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    The ideal candidate for this position has direct experience writing and editing Congressional testimony. The candidate would be able to assist with researching, writing, and coordinating clear, vivid prose. This position starts at a salary of $68,036 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $106,012 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs team within FEMA.

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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.

    In this position, you will serve as Writer/Editor. Typical assignments include:

    • Assists with researching, writing, editing, and coordinating clear, vivid prose for informational materials designed to reach diverse audiences on a variety of topics. Written materials may include Congressional testimony, external affairs guidance, briefing papers, memos, fact sheets, news releases, articles, editorials for top emergency managers, web content, features, correspondence, talking points, guidance/policy and standard procedures in support of Agency mission, programs and activities.
    • Contributing to increased public understanding of agency mission and programs by articulating in writing the agency's position on sensitive and/or complex issues.
    • Participating in meetings with senior Agency leadership, External Affairs and its divisions' leadership and staff, to include legislative affairs, representatives from the Agency's directorates and program offices, and other FEMA and DHS staff as applicable to develop key themes and issues to be addressed.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel less than 5% may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1082 Writing And Editing

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