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    Summary

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Incident Management Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (IM-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 in selections of IM-CORE employees.

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    Responsibilities

    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 oversee the actions of the Disaster Emergency Communications Group in support of the Operations Section of an Interim Operating Facility or Joint Field Office. Typical assignments include:

    • Identifying and reporting critical communications assets and infrastructure in danger of failing which would affect the national/security/emergency preparedness and public safety stakeholders.
    • Ensuring the development and maintenance of a communications Common Operating Picture (COP)
    • Providing technical assistance and expertise in solving federal, state, tribal or local governments or other organizations public safety communications systems.
    • Supports projects and designed to improve operations, plans and exercises with emphasis on the effective use of command, control and communications systems to meet organizational needs.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - IM-CORE employees are hired to work on temporary duty assignments in deployed positions anywhere that FEMA responds to a disaster declaration. FEMA has established 300 days per year as the targeted number of days of disaster duty assignments.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • 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/551083700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.