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    The ideal candidate for this position has experience leading efforts in advancing preparedness through research and engagement between the Higher Education community and Emergency Management practitioners. This position starts at a salary of $122,530 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Directorate - National Training and Education Division  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 an Emergency Management Specialist in the National Training and Education System Program Branch. You will lead mission critical work to engage educators, researchers, and practitioners to work to together to foster continuous learning and innovation in emergency management to meet the challenges that confront the nation. Typical assignments include:

    • Managing and coordinating the Higher Education Program;
    • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with other FEMA and DHS programs, professional associations, and U.S. colleges and universities that are essential to program success.
    • Developing and implementing the program plan and the annual statement of work (SOW) for micro-purchases based on partner and stakeholder feedback and alignment with FEMA strategic priorities;
    • Designing, developing, hosting and participating in conferences and workshops as necessary to coordinate efforts at the national level to advance higher education program goals with the emergency management educator, researcher, and practitioner communities.
    • Coordinating the development of national and regional academic research agendas for ongoing practitioner and academic collaboration. Directing the conduct of academic research which adds to the existing body of knowledge in emergency management higher education or presents a new viewpoint or synthesis of previously unrelated ideas or data.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592406900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.