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    The ideal candidate for this position drafts and edits talking points, speeches, letters, presentations, and other written products and supports the dissemination of accurate information through responses to requests for information. This position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $87,198 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the External Affairs team within FEMA.

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    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 you will serve as a Writer/Editor within the Coordination and Business Operations Division.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Drafting and editing talking points, speeches, letters, presentations, fact sheets and other written products and supports the dissemination of accurate information through responses to requests for information, briefings and presentations for FEMA programs and offices, key stakeholders, and the general public concerning the Agency's programs, missions and goals as they relate to the effective preparedness, response and recovery.
    • Preparing, reviewing and editing correspondence for signature of senior executives to assure consistency with agency procedures on completeness, timeliness and format standards. Coordinates edits and enhancements with program areas or offices through the Office of External Affairs' Action Office.
    • Working directly with the External Affairs Action Office to coordinate action items tasked to program areas by the director and deputy director. Ensures that the director and deputy director review and approve all products, documents and correspondence that require their signature and/or will be sent outside the Office of External Affairs.
    • Participating in meetings with senior Agency leadership, External Affairs and its divisions' leadership and staff, to include representatives from the Agency's directorates and program offices, and other FEMA and DHS staff as applicable to develop key themes and issues to be addressed; identify relevant logistical details ( e.g., length, audience size, tone, concurrence reviews); and identify key interests and concerns of applicable stakeholders/audiences.

    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

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

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