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    The ideal candidate for this position will be able to develop, execute and evaluate communication strategies for highly sensitive and complex issues. This position starts at a salary of $102,663 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs 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 develop, plan and implement communications tactics for assigned external affairs and strategic communication initiatives with a focus on ensuring effective presentation of FEMA’s mission, programs, operations and policies. Typical assignments include:

    • Advising agency managers and senior leaders on the potential external affairs ramifications of proposed policy statements or agency actions.
    • Drafting, editing and finalizing a variety of products, including External Affairs Guidance, talking points, speeches, feature articles, newsletters, pamphlets, website content, fact sheets, crisis communication plans, and other products as requested.
    • Determining appropriate style and format based on subject, intended audience, and individual using the product (e.g. speaking from talking points/speeches; reader/recipient of product). 
    • Ensuring that substantive facts, issues, conclusions, and recommendations are presented and discussed in appropriate manner.
    • Determining causes for any negative view of the Agency by the public or specific external groups and developing new or alternative means of providing information that will enhance stakeholders’ understanding, engagement in, and support for agency programs and efforts.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required. (5%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/563442700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.