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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience developing/coordinating projects/programs related to one or more of the following programs: response, recover, mitigation, or preparedness. This position starts at a salary of $89,417 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Division Region VII 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.

    In this position, you will serve as a program manager and advisor to senior level management and professional staff in the regional offices of FEMA along with related agencies involving program execution issues associated with federal emergency disaster preparedness. Typical assignments include:

    • Working with policy issues, providing advice to management, and performing substantive mission-oriented work pertaining to federal emergency disaster preparedness for intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made technological disasters.
    • Conducting and providing technical assistance on Threat and Hazard Identification and RISK Assessment (THIRA) in support of Regional, State, Tribal and local efforts; coordinating participation of the whole community; analyzing assessment results to make recommendations; and providing guidance on current and future preparedness efforts across all mission areas and the whole community to improve readiness and resiliency.
    • Conducting research and analysis of complex preparedness scenarios, assessments of State and local risks, evaluations of capability gaps and recommending changes that address and prioritize critical shortfalls; ensuring preparedness proponent activities are executed in accordance with laws, regulations, and guidance documents applicable to FEMA.
    • Assessing, inspecting and evaluating emergency management processes, emergency plans, standard operating procedures for compliance with emergency management directives, regulations, policies and laws; providing emergency response and preparedness training course development and conducting exercise design and evaluation, and other preparedness activities for stakeholders.
    • Preparing information papers and briefings for senior officials and partners; performing technical writing functions to include development of plans, reports, research findings and other documents; and presenting as a subject matter expert or spokesperson for FEMA at conferences, meetings, committees and working groups.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 25% domestic 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/538732000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.