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    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    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 Insurance Specialist with FEMA's Regional Offices, Region Four, Recovery Division, Public Assistance Branch. Typical assignments include but not limited to:

    • Analyzing inspection reports, final vouchers, and Federal and/or State audit reports on public assistance programs.
    • Communicating with diverse stakeholders to promote reliable information flow and ensure programmatic insurance requirements are met.
    • Assuring all data generated by public assistance programs are correctly processed within the appropriate automated processing systems.
    • Serving as the main point of contact (POC) dealing with insurance or related matters.
    • Communicating with and supporting disaster recovery, closeout, long term recovery operations and daily program operations within the department.
    • Serving as an Insurance Liaison with State Insurance Departments, Agencies on all insurance and related matters affecting the Public Assistance department.
    • Coordinating training specific to general insurance courses, general underwriting, General Property/Casualty insurance, and the Public Assistance program.
    • Coordinating with other Insurance Specialists on all insurance matters.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional non-emergency travel may 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/597070800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.