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.Learn more about this agency
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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 the Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist and provide oversight and direction of the Public Assistance Grant Program. In addition, you will coordinate Public Assistance to the affected tribes, communities, territories, commonwealths and states after Federal Disaster Declaration. Typical assignments include:
• Preparing all stakeholders to administer the Public Assistance Grant Program. For example, ensuring all of the New England States have an approved Public Assistance Administrative plan and the beginning of the calendar year.
• Coordinating both technical and tangible disaster response assistance to tribes, communities, territories, commonwealths and states in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. For example, coordination and assigning the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide potable water to the disaster effected population.
• Coordinating and conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments. For example, in the past 12 months FEMA, Region I has conducted 11 Preliminary Damage Assessments that resulted in 9 disaster declarations.
• Providing financial assistance via the Public Assistance Grant Program under a disaster declaration to tribes, communities, territories, commonwealths and states for emergency work and permanent restoration work. For example, developing a scope of work and cost estimate for the restoration of road washed out by flood waters and awarding funds for to restore the road. In 2018 FEMA, Region I has provided approximately $12 million in Public Assistance Grant funding to New England.
• The day-to-day management and administration of the Public Assistance Grant Program. For example, ensuring that recipients and sub-recipients provide quarterly project progress reports related to FEMA, Region I’s 41 open Public Assistance Grant Programs
• The programmatic and financial close-out of the Public Assistance Grant Program.
• The day-to-day supervision and direction of Public Assistance staff performing the duties described above.
• Developing employees’ yearly performance plans and performance metrics; tracking and advising employees of their work plans progress; and providing a yearly rating of their performance.
• Addressing employee conduct issues.
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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