• Help



    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.

    View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Learn more about this agency


    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 Disaster Operations Division, Disaster Emergency Communications Branch located in Helena, Montana. In this position, you will identify and analyze telecommunications systems solutions by planning, scheduling, acquiring, implementing, and testing both voice and data telecommunications circuits as well as associated equipment and services.

    Typical assignments includes:

    • Providing input for the development, documentation and execution of disaster emergency communications strategies that affect critical aspects of governmental systems to the mission, operational readiness and responses programs.
    • Facilitating instruction on disaster emergency communications-related topics to the State and local authorities in the field as required.

    • Assisting in the development of training programs, modules, briefings and educational curricula for State team members’ development and certification.

    • Participates in operable and interoperable communications exercises at the Regional and State levels. Serves on Federal and State working groups or committees involved in short-term and long-range program planning.

    • Providing project management support by preparing technical communications programs and project plans in support of communications planning sessions, workshops, exercises, meetings and training sessions.

    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


  • Job family (Series)

    0391 Telecommunications

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544874300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.