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    The ideal candidate for this position will be strong writing skills with the ability to research, analyze data and interpret law, regulation and policy.

    This position starts at a salary of $58,909 (GS-09) or at a salary of $71,274 (GS-11) with promotion potential to $85,428 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the recovery 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 provide community support for rebuilding efforts after catastrophic events to return to normal life and protect against future hazards. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as a member of the regional Recovery Division staff on policy for aiding individuals and/or communities during and after emergency events.
    • Executing emergency program operations to deliver effective FEMA Recovery programs and support services to impacted governmental, nongovernmental and private sector organizations.
    • Developing and implementing standards, regulations, practices, training, and exercises to recover from hazards, threats, and crises.
    • Serving as a Recovery Division’s program technical specialist responsible for application of law, regulations, and policies, and procedures.
    • Managing FEMA Recovery programs projects and explains agency policies and technical aspects of programs to affected individuals and communities.
    • Assisting in disaster recovery planning efforts for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Managing the planning and delivery of emergency preparedness training and education for state, local, tribal, territorial and other audiences.
    • Evaluating programs for compliance with policy through basic analytical studies and providing advice to improve emergency preparedness.
    • Ensuring proper yearly divisional budgeting for travel, supplies and equipment and ensuring timely and accurate budget execution.
    • Coordinating hiring and onboarding of new Recovery Division staff.

    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 10% may be required in this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - 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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584337000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.