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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience researching and analyzing complex emergency management issues and/or experience working in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This position starts at a salary of $70,987 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $85,084 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 5 Response Division 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 supports FEMA's all-hazard mission as a Watch Analyst that performs research, conducts analysis, and provides advice on complex emergency management issues. Typical assignments include: 

    • Preparing input for the Daily Situational Awareness Report (DSAR) and other Watch reports.
    • Performing analysis to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident to include analyzing initial impact and the resources available for response.
    • Clarifying problems and identifies appropriate and suitable problem-solving tools, techniques and applications.
    • Incorporating maps and other analytical products into standard and special projects related to response operations.
    • Assisting the Senior Watch Officer and Watch Officer in analyzing current trends, state-of-threat, and cutting-edge technology in order to develop or improve Watch programs.

    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 - 25% or less 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/584678400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.