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    The ideal candidate will have experience in the overall management, training and coordination of ESF 15 to other federal agencies, state and local emergency management partners and all External Affairs stakeholders. This position starts at a salary of $121,316 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs, Disaster Operations Division, External Affairs Cadre 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 supervisor for the Office of External Affairs, Disaster Operations Division, External Affairs Cadre Branch, responsible for the overall management, training and coordination of ESF 15 to other federal agencies, state and local emergency management partners and all External Affairs stakeholders. Typical duties include:

    • Communicating principles, methods, practices and techniques; analytical methods; and interpersonal relations practices and applying such in developing and applying new approaches to difficult and complex public affairs efforts.
    • Analyzing public reaction to agency programs and policies in developing recommendations that significantly modify an agency's major programs or policies; and integrating diverse points of view in a communication plan in establishing and maintaining mutual understanding with various agency publics.
    • Communicating and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in planning, training and exercising operating plans of ESF 15/External Affairs for disaster readiness, response and recovery.
    • Working with Regional External Affairs Directors to maintain contact with state emergency management public information officers, answers inquiries; assists in the preparation of emergency public information plans; and recommends, participates in and/or conducts training.
    • Contributing to the Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, strategic planning and management requirements for the division as well as providing major support to all exercise planning and participation of external affairs staff in all external affairs and agency exercises including those of stakeholder partners.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556370500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.