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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in planning, designing and directing the deployment of a large variety of mobile/transportable wide and narrow band radio frequency systems. This position starts at a salary of $121,316 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the ORR/Response Directorate/Disaster Emergency Communications Division 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 serve as the principal advisor to the Section Chief on telecommunications policy and planning issues.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Developing and coordinating national, regional and state disaster emergency communications plans, and operates.
    • Maintaining and integrating processes to coordinate operational and tactical communications in support of Federal, state, and local disaster response requirements.
    • Working with all facets of diverse and complex voice, data, and video telecommunications systems and subsystems including wire line, wireless, cellular, land mobile radio, and satellite systems.
    • Developing and implementing policies, doctrine and procedures to establish, maintain and restore emergency communications readiness and interoperability throughout assigned areas of operations.
    • Leading efforts in providing support to regional, state and local officials doing telecommunications plans to promote information sharing, solve complex interoperability issues, resolve radio spectrum issues, develop standards and advocate on behalf of the emergency management community to meet anticipated mission requirements.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 25% or less travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0391 Telecommunications

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584322800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.