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    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 4 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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    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, the incumbent will serve as the Supervisory Program Specialist (Deputy Director) of the Texas Recovery Office (TRO), reporting to the TRO Director, who reports directly to the Regional Administrator. You will be responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the coordination of the relationships among Federal, State, local, voluntary relief organizations, and Agency staff for federal assistance issues following a major disaster.

    • In coordination with the Director, implementing appropriate financial controls, coordinating and monitoring Agency program and administrative activities, and establishing mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness of assigned programs, ensuring consistency with Agency policies.
    • In absence of Chief of Staff, coordinating a range of professional and administrative functions, including the Office of General Counsel, Employee Relations, Human Resources, Equal Rights, Safety and Security, Environmental, Community Relations and External Affairs with the Texas Recovery Office leadership and Region 6.
    • Balancing various aspects of program delivery with achievements of significant milestones and must implement plans to drive the organization to successful completion of recovery operations including complex and long-term projects across programs.
    • In consultation with Director, establishing recovery and mitigation operations and alerts, coordinating with Federal agencies to support State and local agencies in meeting long-term disaster recovery needs.
    • Coordinating with Federal agencies to support State and local agencies in meeting long-term disaster recovery needs.
    • Representing the Agency in inner-agency planning groups and coordinates plans and policies with the appropriate Agency divisions and other organizations.
    • Planning, developing, reviewing, and evaluating all phases and functions of disaster recovery operations.
    • Establishing regular and consistent communication methods and procedures to update regional staff on progress as well as early identification of any challenging issues to allow consultation and development of solutions consistent with Agency policies.
    • Recommending organizational or process changes and prepares reports on program plans, identifying and proposing

    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


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531489800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.