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    The ideal candidate will have experience managing mobile continuity communications platforms, interacting and advising senior executives in a fluid, high-impact environment and have a good command of emergency management operations. This position starts at a salary of $137,849 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Continuity Executive Support 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 serve as Chief, Continuity Executive Support Team, Continuity Support Division, National Continuity Programs.  You will be responsible for overseeing a team assigned to provide continuous emergency communications support to the Office of the FEMA Administrator (OA).  The team provides direct support to the OA leadership and staff while operating in the National Capital Region, when operating at a disaster site, and when traveling nationally or internationally. Typical assignments include:

    • Leads, plans, prioritizes, and supports subordinate communications staff in accordance with current Laws, Statutes, Executive Orders, and departmental and agency directives.
    • Travels with the FEMA Administrator or other designated senior agency personnel as required to operate and assess secure and non-secure, fixed and mobile, primary and contingency communications systems.
    • Plans executive travel in coordination with agency personnel for steady state and contingency situations.
    • Interacts closely with the FEMA Administrator or other designated senior agency personnel as a ready subject matter expert on continuity policy and communications requirements.
    • Serves as authoritative expert on networks supporting voice, data, and integrated voice/data network communications switching, transmission, and signaling systems, the internet, and continuity/contingency communications.
    • Performs integration and evaluation of off-the-shelf and prototype radio frequency systems and sub-systems with voice, data, and video telecommunications equipment and tests for compatibility with agency systems.
    • Serves as senior technical authority on operation, maintenance of a large variety of wide and narrow band radio frequency systems with their associated ancillary equipment at strategic and tactical locations, and telecommunications systems.
    • Identifies needs for security and develops, evaluates, and implements security procedures and/or direction in compliance with Executive Orders, Presidential Emergency Action Documents, Presidential Decision Directives, and FEMA policy and doctrine.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position may require non-emergency travel (15%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547394800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.