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 perform substantive mission-oriented work in a FEMA region and serves as a senior advisor to regional recovery staff and leadership concerning policy issues dealing with aiding individuals and/or communities by providing disaster support and delivering disaster assistance.
Typical assignments include:
- Lead the technical execution of highly-complex and politically sensitive public assistance projects
- Develop and maintain relationships with State, Tribal and local governments as well as certain Private Non-Profit organizations to ensure the success of the Public Assistance Programs
- Serve as a lead liaison officer
- Serve as a program mentor/educator to FEMA, State and Local employees
- Conduct future planning for public assistance operations
- Serve in a leadership role during disaster operations
- Serve as an expert-level technical specialist in one or more of the following specialties:
- Project Management for construction of public facilities and infrastructure (buildings, utilities, wastewater treatment, bridges, roads)
- Debris removal operations (private property, waterway debris and other federal agency coordination)
- Federal Procurement and Contracting
- Facilitate high-profile, potentially contentious meetings
- Provide administrative oversight for employees assigned to project teams
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.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
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