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    The ideal candidate for this position must have experience in developing and maintaining relationships with state, tribal, territorial, local and nongovernmental telecommunications organizations to strengthen mission planning and execution during disasters. This position starts at a salary of $142,701 (GS-15).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the MERS team within FEMA.
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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    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 be the Communications Integration Branch Chief. The Branch's mission is to develop and implement policies, doctrine, and procedures to establish and maintain disaster emergency communications readiness throughout FEMA and provide emergency communications assistance to FEMA's stakeholders. Typical assignments include:

    • Implementing measures to establish effective operability and interoperability between Federal, state, and local governments and coordination for essential emergency communications to Emergency Support Function (ESF) partners.
    • Providing nation-wide program and planning oversight on the readiness and field response activities in the areas of communications operations and logistics.
    • Supervising an immediate staff of highly technical professionals to ensure, interagency coordination is accomplished properly, policies and procedures are developed and in place, coordination with other departments and agencies, the acquisition of required resources and the readiness of Response Directorate personnel.
    • Recommending courses of action to the Division Director and having authority to determine technical plans, goals and system requirements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% is required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0391 Telecommunications

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582135100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.