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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience analyzing, interpreting a variety of data for decision making and planning purposes. Can work independently and in team environment.  This position starts at a salary of $62,737 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $75,195 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Response 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.

    Position is located in the Regional Watch Center, Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC), Response Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    The Response Watch Center maintains a 24-hour, 365 day all-hazard watch capability with the primary mission of maintaining national situational awareness of the agency’s operational status and monitoring emerging incidents or potential incidents with possible operational consequences. The watch operation is comprised of teams working on a 24/7 rotating shift schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. 

    Typical assignments include:

    • Actively monitoring sources such as national and local media outlets, Internet, and partner reports from local, state, federal, voluntary, and private agencies’ reports for situational awareness.
    • Integrating classified and unclassified source materials and preparing daily and ad hoc reports to FEMA senior leadership and emergency response teams.
    • Coordinating with key Federal, State, local, tribal, voluntary agency and private sector partners to collect information, share intelligence analysis, and coordinate resources requirements that contribute to a common operating picture (COP).
    • Using advanced technologies, such as geospatial information systems and real-time computer analysis, to monitor and assess developing situations such as severe weather.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

    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/552904300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.