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    This is NOT a vacancy announcement. By completing the application, you are joining a repository of interested applicants who will be considered to fill current and future FEMA Reservist opportunities within HR, External/Public Affairs, Logistics, Customer Service, Engineering, Environmental, or Civil Rights disciplines.  Additional selections may be made to fill positions with similar duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

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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) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the United States of America and its territories.  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.

    We're looking for individuals with Human Resources, External/Public Affairs, Logistics, Customer Service, Engineering, Environmental or Historic Preservation, or Civil Rights and Accessibility backgrounds to create a diverse, talented, and multidisciplinary, Reservist workforce to support FEMA's mission.  

    • What is a FEMA Reservist? FEMA Reservists are incident management responders, hired under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.  Reservist employees are on-call and work is available intermittently to help FEMA to perform activities directly related to disasters, emergencies, projects, or activities of a non-continuous nature.
    • What does a FEMA Reservist do? Reservists are hired into a position based upon their skills and experience.  Positions focus on assisting communities before, during, and after a disaster.  From the traditional Emergency Management positions, to support positions in Human Resources or Civil Rights, or customer service positions that directly assist disaster survivors, your skills and talents can help support Americans in their times of greatest need.  Salary is set based upon the position in which you are qualified and selected. The salary listed in the announcement is a base pay rate only and does not include locality pay.  If selected, your final job offer will include an adjustment for locality pay, based upon your official residence of record. 
    • What does a typical work schedule look like?  Due to the irregular nature of disasters, you will be on-call until there is a need for your position to deploy to support a disaster.  Reservist employees are not guaranteed regular recurring hours, deployments, or renewal of employment.  As a Reservist, you are only paid when deployed and must be available to travel within 24-48 hours. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration. 

    At FEMA, our mission to help people before, during and after disasters; so, every employee at FEMA is considered an emergency manager. 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.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592133900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.