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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.

    This position is located in the Office of Response and Recovery, Field Operations Directorate, Workforce Management Division, DHS Surge Capacity Force Section. In this position, you will  serve as a Surge Capacity Force Planning Specialist of the Surge Capacity Force Section team, you will:

    • Supporting SCF section as an Operational planner; work with SCF Staff, and the Tier 3 and Tier 4 components to develop deliberate and incident plans in support of FOD and the SCF missions.
    • Assisting with the development of SCF policy and ensure SCF policy is in line with Department of Homeland Security Policy.
    • Developing SCF short- and long-range planning efforts. 
    • Participating in the review of existing SCF planning documents and provides recommendations in the creation of new documents. 
    • Performing various duties associated with the incident and incident support planning efforts such as developing internal support plans (i.e., demobilization plans, contingency plans, developing and disseminating of all required incident action plans, advance operational plans, functional plans, and strategic plans). 
    • Explaining technical aspects of the SCF program and processes to various stakeholders.

    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

    75% or less - 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/542354200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.