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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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    This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on Monday June 17, 2019.  Those who apply by the first cut-off of Tuesday May 28, 2019  will receive first consideration.

    All applicants received by the first cut-off date will be reviewed for qualifications. Those found qualified and requesting consideration, will be referred for consideration for open positions.

    Subsequent cutoffs will occur as needed on Friday June 7, 2019 and on the closing date, Monday June 17, 2019. At each cut-off date, qualification determinations will be made and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to management for consideration for any remaining positions. If the application limit is reached, the job announcement will close early.  

    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.

    This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions within the Region Nine area located in Oakland, CA, Sacramento, CA, Pasadena, CA, Honolulu, HI, and Saipan. Salary will be based upon the locality pay area for the duty station.

    In this position, you will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist to execute disaster response or recovery efforts. Duties will depend on grade level, but may include:

    • Providing technical guidance to communities and governmental partners on emergency management policies.
    • Assisting in the delivery of support services to individuals and communities.
    • Collaborating with functional counterparts to resolve problems and ensure proper delivery of assistance.
    • Providing coordination, guidance, and assistance to internal and external stakeholders to ensure the capability to continue essential functions.
    • Providing technical assistance used in the development of recovery work plans and project implementation.
    • Leveraging/optimizing resources to meet the recovery needs of impacted communities.

    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/534124700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.