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    The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced managing complex emergency preparedness programs and initiatives. This position starts at a salary of $121,243 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the national 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 the Integration Branch Chief within the National Preparedness Division providing supervisory oversight for the staff that performs work involved in managing and coordinating regional delivery of training and exercises, continuous improvement, and continuity of operations programs.  Typical assignments include:

    • Applying a wide range of emergency management knowledge and skills to provide expert advice, guidance, and policy interpretation on a wide range variety of emergency preparedness issues, many of which are complex, controversial, and precedent setting.
    • Having oversight of the development and documentation of short and long-range planning efforts.
    • Performing work that involves the coordination of emergency response and preparedness training, exercises, and local assistance.
    • Serving as an expert consultant and staff advisor to the Federal Preparedness Coordinator on assigned program areas of responsibility.
    • Performing as a spokesperson at nation-wide conferences, meetings, committees and working groups that propose, defend and/or criticize continuity and emergency response criteria, in order to promote and maintain a pro-active response posture.

    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/591372800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.