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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in disaster response operations across multiple hazards to include weather related incidents, earthquakes, other natural hazards, and man-made hazards (intentional and technological) familiarity with State and Local. This position starts at a salary of $110,000 (GP-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Response Directorate 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 FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 health and medical expert to FEMA related to policy, planning, operational and programmatic issues. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as one of the CBRN Science Advisors, representing the FEMA CBRN Office as a subject matter expert on topics relating to the Hazmat and Public Health & Medical lifelines. Serving as an interface with the medical community and the intelligence community to build a network of partners to advance FEMA's response posture to current threats.

    • Supporting the development of legislation and policy that best serve the needs of the Agency. Applying scientific analysis, public health, and medical expertise to develop national and deliberate planning, providing programmatic direction and guidance, and outreach and communications support for FEMA.

    • Planning, and communicating with the Interagency, specifically to include US Agency for International Development (USAID)/Bureau for Humanitarian Affairs (BHA) and the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).

    • Supporting FEMA Operations, to include participation in classified activations to apply public health and medical expertise to support FEMA's preparatory consequence management decisions. Participating in National Response Coordination Center activations to support national-level decision making.
    • Supporting US&R activations as needed for operational medical direction, integrated planning, emergency medical treatment of system personnel, victims, and providing health and strategic medical input into FEMA's future planning products.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The travel requirement is 25%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - Note: Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final salary (Base Pay + Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay(PDP)).

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585011500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.