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    The ideal candidate will have experience creating and leading teams to develop national emergency management assessment programs, as well as experience identifying, prioritizing, and executing operational improvements in support of mission objectives. This position starts at a salary of $144,128 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Directorate 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 Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Preparedness). Typical assignments include:

    • Overseeing FEMA’s Continuous Improvement Program, including the development of After-Action Reviews following federally declared disasters and supporting FEMA programs and field offices to implement real-time process improvement.
    • Providing day to day leadership for FEMA’s strategic objectives to better learn from past disasters, continuously improve, and innovate.
    • Creating and leading teams to develop a national program to build continuous improvement tools, training, and technical assistance for state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions.
    • Identifying, prioritizing, and executing operational improvements for critical issues in homeland security and emergency management, impacting services to survivors.
    • Supervising Headquarters staff and coordinating with FEMA Regional Offices to ensure consistent nation-wide program delivery.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position may require travel (25%).

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592108800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.