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    The ideal candidate for this position will possess skills in the Financial and Direct Housing arena in a Disaster Environment as well as conducting Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA's). This position starts at a salary of $83,397 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Three 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 (Recovery). Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as an advisor to regional recovery staff and leadership concerning policy issues dealing with assisting individuals and/or communities by providing disaster support and delivering disaster assistance resulting from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological incidents.
    • Coordinating regional recovery operations during a crisis incident, or disaster, providing guidance and assistance to major regional activities to ensure the capability to continue essential functions.
    • Applying Individual Assistance knowledge and skill to a broad range of recovery issues, many of which are complex, controversial, and precedent setting; including executing emergency recovery program operations, and ensures functional responsibilities are carried out under the authority of the Stafford Act, as amended, and PPD-8, which results in the delivery of effective Individual Assistance recovery support services to disaster impacted Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.
    • Implementing emergency management standards, regulations, practices, training, and procedures to recover from hazards, threats, and crises and assuring that assessments adequately determine needed and available resources and capacities.
    • Managing recovery programs and projects ensuring the efficient and effective execution of all phases of assigned portions of significant, nation-wide recovery projects.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 5%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559597900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.