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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience serving as a project or program manager, especially on a program that is public facing or has a heavy public communications component to it. This position starts at a salary of $78,081 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $93,587 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Nine 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 the program manager and subject matter expert on various emergency management laws, regulations, policies and programs, and will manage the Individual and Community Preparedness program for FEMA Region IX.  Typical assignments include:

    • Coordinating the Regional delivery of Individual and Community Preparedness initiatives and programs. This includes delivering, promoting and supporting National Preparedness Month, FEMA Region IX Youth Preparedness Council programs and Citizen Corps/CERT program.
    • Providing technical assistance to state, local, tribal and other Federal agencies regarding various emergency management program, policies, and courses. Promote and facilitate the implementation of emergency management and community preparedness initiatives and programs.
    • Identifying and supporting opportunities to engage whole community partners to foster best practices and strategic approaches in order to build a culture of preparedness.
    • Analyzing assessment results for use as recommendations for changes and serve as guidelines for current and future preparedness efforts across all mission areas to educate individuals, families, youth organizations and executive leaders on the risks facing a community and their roles in achieving and maintaining readiness.
    • Serving as a regional consultant and subject-matter expert, focusing on a variety of complex assignments related to public communication and coordination activities between headquarters preparedness staff and inter-governmental constituencies involving adequacy of preparedness program initiatives, and conduct of activities.

    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 - Non-emergency travel 25%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567987800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.