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    The ideal candidate for this position has experience serving as an Attorney Advisor working on complex legal issues. This position starts at a salary of $99,172(GS-13), with promotion potential to $117,191 (GS-14 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Counsel team within FEMA.
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    When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 Regulatory Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will be responsible for analyzing the legal issues in question, the development of a strategy to deal with the legal issues, and the content and means of delivery of the completed analyses of the legal issue. Typical assignments include:

    • Provides legal advice and participates in the development of FEMA regulations, policies, directives, and procedures concerning office matters.
    • Proposes reform of existing law and Federal regulations, as needed, to meet the office requirements.
    • Drafts regulatory and legislative language, prepares justifications for changes, and works with Departmental officials, officials of other agencies, members of Congress and their staffs, and representatives of interested groups, to bring about desired changes.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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