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    The ideal candidate has experience in establishing and employing disaster emergency communications systems; communicating effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences; and understands the communication infrastructure in the Pacific. This position starts at a salary of $91,242 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Nine 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 an advisor to the Pacific Area Office Director of Field Operations and the Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator on the employment of disaster emergency communications systems in support of first responder requirements throughout the PAO’s Pacific (to include Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Somoa). Current systems include: Line-of-Sight (LOS) microwave; High Frequency (HF); Very High Frequency (VHF); Ultra High Frequency (UHF); Super High Frequency (SHF); single-user satellite terminals; large deployable satellite radio systems; and other communications systems used for national disaster support operations. Typical assignments include:

    • Supporting Pacific projects designed to improve operations, plans, and exercises with emphasis on effective use of command, control, and communications systems to meet organizational needs.
    • Working with the Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator, supporting the meetings and work of the RECCWG designed to promote information sharing, solving complex interoperability issues, developing standards and advocating on behalf of the emergency management community to meet anticipated mission requirements.
    • Representing the PAO in meetings with other Federal agencies that support Pacific disaster operations and helping the Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator to convert complex Federal, state and local policies into operational plans, standards, and instructions for new communication systems and providing recommendations to the RECC to ensure standardization, compliance, and uniformity throughout the Pacific Jurisdiction.
    • Serving as PAO project officer and contracting officer's technical representative (COTR) for the acquisition and integration of telecommunication systems, subsystems, and associated support systems, and reviewing emergency communications plans for compliance and effectiveness.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% is required for this 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/547829300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.