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    The ideal candidate for this position has an understanding of the mission of emergency management from the operational level and has worked in CBRN, specifically Chemical incident preparedness or response program areas. This position starts at a salary of $86,335 (GS-12), with promotion potential to $102,663 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Response Directorate 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 responsible for developing and maintaining special programs focused on chemical hazards. 

    Typical assignments include:

    • Collecting relevant information that is needed to identify and address problems or issues such as analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions.
    • Maintaining an awareness of available resources and the process for acquiring resources. Identifying and advocating for resources required to accomplish work activities or projects.
    • Handling difficult multi-region assignments by recognizing and recommending immediate action to resolve.
    • Supporting the development of emergency management response plans, procedures related to CBRN incidents.
    • Representing the agency and its interests in interactions with external parties by ensuring interactions and information provided to outside parties reflect positively on the agency.
    • Representing agency as spokesperson at meetings, committees and working groups that propose, defend and/or assess continuity and emergency response criteria, in order to promote and maintain a pro-active response posture.

    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. Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563652400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.