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    The ideal candidate for this position will have in-depth knowledge of the concepts, principles, procedures and techniques required to develop, install, integrate, operate, evaluate and maintain voice, data and video telecommunications systems. This position starts at a salary of $74,596.00 (GS-12, step 1). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Response Directorate 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.

    EXCEPTED SERVICE: This is a full-time position in the Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Detachment. MERS positions are in the excepted service. Employees will not acquire civil service status, but are eligible for standard and optional benefits.

    In this position, you will maintain state-of-the-art systems and equipment at a high level of readiness for rapid response to natural disasters and other all-hazards mission assignments. . Typical assignments include:

    • Planning, designing, directing, the deployment, placement, installation, integration, operation, maintenance, and tear down of a large variety of mobile/transportable wide band and narrow band radio frequency systems.
    • Providing informal training to technical and/or non-technical government personnel on the deployment, set-up, installation, integration, operation, maintenance, fault isolation, restoration and tear down of complex telecommunications systems and equipment.
    • Initiating and coordinating with FEMA, other government agencies, and non-government personnel in the restoration of voice, data and video telecommunication circuits
    • Providing technical input to engineers, technicians, specialist and non-technical government and  non-government personnel at meetings or conferences concerning voice, data and video telecommunications systems.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required. This position is designated as "emergency essential." If selected, you are required to travel at a moment's notice to various regional locations to provide, plan, operate and maintain tactical, mobile telecommunications, operations, logistical support to Federal, State and local disaster response personnel and to support other emergency and special event operations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0391 Telecommunications

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