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    The ideal candidate would have experience mastering the interpretation of laws, policies, and regulations of a program area in emergency management that significantly changes or develops public policies or programs. Experience handling sensitive personnel matters. This position starts at a salary of $141,835 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 2 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 be the Chief of Staff who is the key advisor and staff assistance to the Regional Administrator & Deputy Regional Administrator. Typical assignments include:

    • Providing leadership, coordination and evaluation for broad subject matter areas for untried and extensive development programs.
    • Providing a buffer between staff and senior executives by working behind the scene to resolve problems.
    • Mediating disputes before they are brought to the Regional Administrator/Deputy Regional Administrator.
    • Serving as the Primary liaison to the Office of Equal Rights.
    • Coordinating and integrating policies, guidelines, procedures and activities to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Region.
    • Serving as a primary liaison between the Region and the Office of Policy and Programs and with other organizational elements within the Agency.
    • Ensuring effective communication between Headquarters and the Regional Office.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Up to 25% travel may be required for the position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547025100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.