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    Summary

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (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 to the CORE selection process.

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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:

    • Act as a Mitigation Liaison between the State and FEMA Region; providing for a continuous and coordinated FEMA presence in state organizations before, during, and after disasters.
    • Act as a conduit of communication between the state and Region regarding Mitigation Division programs, including the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs, Risk MAP, Mitigation Planning, Dam Safety, the Earthquake Program, Disaster Operations, and Outreach.
    • In coordination with the Regional Mitigation Division, provide technical assistance and training on FEMA’s Mitigation Planning and Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program eligibility requirements, scopes of work, and closeout procedures.
    • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships with a wide range of individuals at the Federal, State, Tribal and local levels and persuade local officials of the value of hazard mitigation programs.
    • Provide general information and technical assistance on FEMA’s Mitigation Division disaster and non-disaster programs including the Hazard Mitigation Assistance, Risk Analysis, Floodplain Management & Insurance, and Environmental Historic Preservation.
    • Provide direction for program activities, deliver technical assistance and training that supports State, Tribal, and local hazard mitigation planning, and provide input and guidance for solving regional planning issues.

    Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551259000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.