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    The ideal candidate for this position will be an effective communicator and expert in working with wildland and structural firefighting organizations, as an agency liaison to optimize fire protection and emergency response in the Wildland Urban Interface. This position starts at a salary of $117,191.00 (GS-14), Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the United States Fire Administration team within FEMA.

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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 serve as the independent senior advisor to the Fire Administrator on the Wild Fire Leadership Council (WFLC). Typical assignments include: 

    • Serving as the fire protection and emergency response community expert to the Fire Administrator and monitoring key national and agency goals with fire and EMS services and community objectives and priorities.
    • Serving as the USFA senior level expert who provides senior leadership with program evaluation results that are utilized in the resource management process for greater program effectiveness.
    • Providing top level advice and recommendations to form the basis for decision making by senior officials concerning long-term major programs, involving participation of an extensive community of complex, multi-mission agency components.
    • Representing the Fire Administrator in high level contact with members of the fire and EMS services on the Mitigation Function Leadership Group.
    • Chairing briefings to provide information concerning planning, scheduling, and financial aspects of program plans (e.g., provides information on budget strategy, explains how cost analyses were conducted and analytical findings obtained).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The travel requirement is 20%.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552047000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.