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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in Regional & National Continuity Program (Preparedness) emergency related planning, exercises and/or training or similar emergency management/preparedness environment. This position starts at a salary of $124,571 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Regional Two 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.

    In this position, you will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist (Preparedness). Typical assignments include:

    • Providing expert continuity guidance and advice to all Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local governments on appropriate training programs to meet Presidential and DHS mandated and recommended continuity requirements to include coordination, oversight, management, and leadership for plans and programs, and test, training, and exercises (TT&E), multi-year strategies, and overall program implementation.
    • Assisting in developing policy guidance to FEMA Headquarters in addition to managing continuity outreach programs for all Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local governments in the region through Continuity Working Groups. Partnering with, creating and co-chairing continuity working groups (CWGs) with all Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) and Federal Executive Associations (FEAs) in the region, representing the largest cities in the region, and creating and co-chairing continuity working groups with all the States in the region, in coordination with the respective State Emergency Management Agency.
    • Coordinating continuity programmatic requirements with regional FEMA leadership and staff, and with General Services Administration, Office of Personnel Management, National Archives and Records Administration, Council of State Archivists, and other government organizations in the region.
    • Managing the Region's continuity training and exercise program in coordination with the National Continuity Program Directorate's senior leadership, the Regional Federal Preparedness Coordinator, and the Emergency Management Institute.
    • Serving as the manager of and lead trainer for continuity related train-the-trainer courses.
    • Analyzing, drafting, and reviewing plans and procedures to recommend improvements to management processes and systems.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 10%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558698600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.