The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working as a legislative staffer for a member of the United States House Representative United States or Congressional Committed. This position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12), with promotion potential to $103,690 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Congressional and Intergovernmental team within FEMA.Learn more about this agency
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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 provide leadership, message coordination, communication, analysis, relationship-building and decision making support on agency policies, plans, programs, key initiatives and actions that affect stakeholders.
Typical assignments include:
- Collecting background information and conducts casework analysis for purposes of responding to inquiries from Members of Congress and their staff
- Identifying, tracking, and summarizing proposed legislative and congressional actions having a direct impact on agency program activities.
- Planning and implementing Agency congressional relations activities related to FEMAs programs and policies, including the disaster response and recovery and mitigation performed by FEMA.
- Coordinating and preparing senior agency officials for hearings, briefings and speeches.
- Coordinating with the Office of Chief Counsel to identify, track, and summarizes proposed legislative actions having a direct impact on FEMA, its policies and programs.
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.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required
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