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    The ideal candidate has experience and detailed oriented, analytical and strategic thinker with strong oral and written communication skills. This position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $87,198 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Policy & Program Analysis team within FEMA.

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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 the position of International Relations Specialist, you will be responsible for a variety of analytical, composition and administrative duties related to international affairs, such as international assistance, foreign cash donations, and foreign nationals impacted by a disaster. Typical duties include:

    • Gathering and analyzing information to develop standard operating procedures (SOP) on managing international issues.
    • Participating in the development of agreements with foreign partners on international assistance.
    • Assisting with preparation of congressional testimony verbal and written - for FEMA leadership on matters related to international aspects that have impacted FEMA.
    • Providing foreign nations with lessons learned from domestic disasters, presentations on FEMA programs and activities for foreign visitors.
    • Responding to domestic and international requests for emergency management information and corresponding with other countries to exchange information on emergency management programs.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require non-emergency travel up to 10%.

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    Promotion Potential


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    0131 International Relations

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