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    The ideal candidate will have experience leading internal and external communications efforts for a broad audience (e.g. Congress, Federal partners, the public, the press), and be a self-starter with the capacity to manage several projects simultaneously to completion. This position starts at a salary of $103,690 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the NPD 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 be responsible for supporting the Office of the Assistant Administrator (OAA) for the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) as a management and program analyst. Typical assignments include:

    • Independently developing documentation for the Office of the Assistant Administrator (OAA) (e.g. Press and Congressional talking points, speeches, memoranda, all hands emails, briefing slides, and other written documents,) for use by the Assistant and Deputy Assistant Administrators (AA and DAA). Review of NPD external products for consistency, tone, and message coherence.
    • Leading the development of and updating NPD communications plans and products (shared messages, topline talking points, PowerPoint templates, etc.) to ensure maximum usage by all NPD divisions. Leading NPD-wide teams on communications projects.
    • Providing expert input to engagements with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Government Accountability Office (GAO).
    • Serving as liaison to External Affairs and the Office of External Communications, providing expert advice and support to NPD divisions in responding to inquiries such as requests for Press and Congressional talking points and responses to congressional inquiries.
    • Engaging with other members of the NPD policy team to support inter-divisional projects on behalf of the AA and DAA such as development of cross-cutting priorities, strategic planning, or performance measures. Participating as NPD representative to FEMA or other cross-cutting groups to represent NPD equities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require travel (5%).

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589422800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.