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    Summary

    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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    Responsibilities

    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 ideal candidate can estimate costs and develop scopes of work for repairs and new construction; in addition candidate can review and validate cost estimates from other parties. Typical duty assignments include:

    • Developing disaster recovery grant projects.
    • Addressing engineering issues as they arise in the development of project scopes of work and cost estimates.
    • Providing expert technical assistance on engineering and construction related policies, principles, and procedures when these topics arise in project development.
    • Providing expert level cost estimating advisory services to different teams in support of FEMA’s Public Assistance program.
    • Determining construction requirements and preparing scopes of work and construction cost estimates, applying a broad knowledge of methods and standards to address complexities that require adaptation or modification of precedents.
    • Working with other team members to assist with technical engineering reports, analysis, appeals, and project development from an engineering perspective.

    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.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522267500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.