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    The ideal candidate will have broad experience in emergency management from the operational level, managing staff, impeccable customer service, and with multiple platforms (WebEOC, HSIN, Google Earth, etc.), adaptable to a changing working environment, and have team building abilities. This position has a starting salary of $114,590 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to join the National Watch Center 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 provide leadership and supervision to assigned staff on one of the National Watch Center teams, responsible for managing the full range of watch center missions and functions of assigned. The watch operation is comprised of teams working on a 24/7 rotating shift schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. Typical assignments include:

    • Mentoring and developing assigned team members, providing formal and informal feedback and regular evaluations of employee performance.
    • Developing and presenting a variety of written and verbal reports and briefings—both classified and unclassified—aimed at conveying situational understanding to senior leadership within FEMA, DHS, and the executive branch. Reviewing draft reports, briefings and other products for relevancy of content, organization and clarity.
    • Providing representation at top-level inter-/intra-agency planning groups.
    • Participating with senior agency managers to resolve issues that occur due to interaction or overlapping with other agency programs.
    • Coordinating activities of FEMA Regional offices and other Federal Departments and Agencies.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523765000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.