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    The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit a mastery of the planning process and have the skills to articulate plans to the state, local, tribal, and territory emergency management whole community to oversee the delivery of deliberate or crisis action plans. This position starts at a salary of $97,078 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region IV 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 a senior level Emergency Management Response Specialist. Typical assignments include:

    • Overseeing staff who perform substantive mission-oriented work in a region and serving as a senior level advisor to regional response staff and leadership concerning policy issues dealing with immediate response to intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
    • Appling expert emergency management knowledge and skill to a wide range of emergency response issues, many of which are complex, controversial, and precedent setting.
    • Providing input to headquarters staff regarding a broad range of issues concerning the regional application of the agency’s enabling statutes, pertinent regulations, and/or general laws affecting the operation of the agency.
    • Identifying and tracking resolution of gaps and conflict in multiple agencies planning requirements and assistance programs, as well as programs that support and build community capacity and surge needs for response management.
    • Conducting mission-oriented analyses of complex survivor-centric aid and assistance issues.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Non-emergency travel up to 25% 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/604349500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.