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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 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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    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 coordinate disaster emergency communications activities that are intended to satisfy the communication system engineering, design, development and implementation of requirements necessary for the successful functioning of FEMA programs.

    Typical assignment include:

    • Functioning as a telecommunications technical authority in situations requiring the application of creative, unique or new concepts/solutions to communications challenges by developing objectives, standards, guidelines, plans, training and exercises for the use of telecommunications resources within FEMA and in coordination with Regional stakeholders within the states, Tribes, local jurisdictions, non-governmental organizations and the private sector;
    • Planning, scheduling, acquiring, implementing and testing both voice and data telecommunication systems as well as associated equipment and servicing including developing, revising, and reviewing specifications for new or upgraded telecommunication systems or components;
    • Supporting disaster and emergency response operations by acting in the capacity of a Disaster Emergency Communications (DEC) Group Supervisor to provide emergency communications support to disaster responders and assisting in coordinating external communications support to and with states, Tribes, local jurisdictions, other Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners; and
    • Applying technical expertise in disaster emergency communication systems management, development, and maintenance projects designed to improve command and control communications operations, plans and exercises to meet FEMA, state, and tribal organizational needs across the region.

    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


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    0391 Telecommunications

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531522500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.