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.
The location of this position is within the Region IV Office of Response and Recovery, Response Division, Planning Branch. In this position, you will serve as a FEMA Integration Team (FIT) employee, and will be embedded in a state or local emergency management office to provide a continuous and more coordinated FEMA presence in a partner organization.
Typical assignments include:
- Planning, with an emphasis on deliberate, future operational plan coordination and writing involving the right partners, stakeholders, and expertise; accurately understanding the hazard or threat and its potential effects; articulating specifically what must be done; envisioning effective and efficient courses of action (COA's); and documenting how resources will be applied.
- Assessment, oversight, reporting, and management of the readiness of capabilities; captures lessons learned, identifies corrective actions, and pursues the implementation of solutions to improve capabilities.
- Providing expert advice on complex response issues to stakeholders in headquarters and in the regions.
- Planning for and responding to disasters, humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
- Coordinating Federal emergency management response operations, response planning and integration of Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector disaster programs.
- Ensuring efficient and effective delivery of immediate emergency assistance to individuals and communities impacted by disasters.
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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