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Now FEMA looks to you, join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. We are seeking talented individuals who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis. FEMA Reservists are incident management responders, hired under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Reservists are a significant factor in the agency workforce in responding to disasters. These employees deploy to perform activities directly related to disasters, emergencies, projects, or activities of a non-continuous nature. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration. Work opportunities are intermittent due to the irregular nature of disasters and Reservist employees are not guaranteed regular recurring hours, deployments, or renewal of employment. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a FEMA Reservist!
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 be responsible for the operation, set-up, and support of Mobile Communications Operations Vehicles (MCOV); including movement planning, motor vehicle maintenance and operation, communications equipment set-up and maintenance, and IT and Administrative support and training of Site Personnel.
Typical assignments include:
- Operating a Mobile Communications Office Vehicle (MCOV) in accordance with Federal and State regulations; MCOV fleet includes Class A recreational vehicles and Class 1 Emergency Vehicle chassis;
- Conducting a chassis pre-trip inspection and routine vehicle operating maintenance including identifying engine and drive-train issues, checking the oil, checking the tires, and climbing on top of the MCOV for satellite antenna troubleshooting;
- Establishing satellite connectivity, local area networks, and entire office communications with little support; including configuring radios, radio repeaters, telephones, computers, wired and wireless local area networks and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) satellite network communications.
- Maintaining MCOV operational capabilities and providing IT and Logistical training and field support on-site at a disaster by evaluating performance of communications systems, performing corrective maintenance checks and services for vehicle and generator, and considering cost/benefit factors.
- Providing information through verbal briefings and well-organized daily/weekly reports and log books using Microsoft Office Suite programs to both leadership and the public at mission sites.
76% or greater - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.
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