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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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 Public Affairs Specialist with FEMA's Region Eight Regional Offices, Regional Administrator, External Affairs. Typical assignments include but not limited to:
- Writing, editing, and proofreading material using extensive knowledge in a variety of subject areas to provide explanation of a wide range of subjects.
- Supporting senior staff and management with background information on matters related to communicating with congressional offices, intergovernmental organizations, the news media, the general public, and other FEMA stakeholders.
- Responding to general inquiries from stakeholders such as, the media, congressional offices, or general public seeking facts in a timely manner.
- Interviewing management and program specialists to obtain current information for use in communications products.
- Tracking inquiries, creating reports and analyzing contacts and trends.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
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