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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Windsor Heights, Iowa as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!

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    Local Hire employees:

    • Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
    • A local hire’s term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster. 
    • Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
    • Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.

    FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in planning.

    In this position, you will coordinate and support the implementation of disaster recovery services.  Typical assignments include:

    • Contributing to the development and implementation of emergency management recovery policies, plans, and procedures.
    • Writing or reviewing portions of broader recovery regulations and guidance documents.
    • Coordinating responsibility for ensuring that regulations and policies developed in the recovery areas are consistent with the statutory requirements and existing policy, that their need is justified, and that they are adequately supported by appropriate analysis.
    • Gathering Strategic Staffing Projection input from incident organization elements and staffing pattern data from Automated Deployment Database.
    • Organizing raw information (e.g., databases, charts, graphs,) to establish a common operating picture; producing clear and accurate planning products using standardized formats as directed.

    Travel Required

    Not 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/531225300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.