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    The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced with in the fields of continuity and emergency response, continuous improvement, and national preparedness programs. This position starts at a salary of $102,601 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the community preparedness 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 serve as a subject matter expert on various emergency management laws, regulations, policies and programs. You will provide continuity policy and program guidance to all Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local government jurisdictions in the region. In addition, you will provide guidance and coordinate outreach to all Federal State, territorial, tribal, and local government elected officials and senior managers in the region. Typical assignments include:

    • Providing sound continuity guidance and advice to all Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local governments on appropriate training programs to meet Presidential and OHS mandated and recommending continuity requirements to include coordination oversight, management, and leadership for plans and programs, and test, training and exercises (IT&E), multi-year strategies, and overall program implementation.
    • Designing, developing, and implementing multi-state or national exercise scenarios and serving as the primary evaluator for Federal Departments and Agencies biennial continuity assessments.
    • Developing, directing, reviewing, and evaluating continuity planning programs for effectiveness and integration with other FEMA and Federal plans.
    • Initiating, writing, interpreting and implementing FEMA regional continuity policy, regulations, reports, and position papers at the direction of Regional Administrator, Federal Preparedness Coordinator, and Branch Chief.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589431900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.