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    The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced in developing emergency management plans, providing excellent customer service, and operating independently with minimal supervision. This position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $113,362 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Response and Recovery team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    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 an Emergency Management Specialist (Response). Typical assignments include: 

    • Participating regularly in efforts to exercise, validate, and execute emergency management capabilities, procedures and functions.
    • Providing guidance and expertise on the life-saving and life-sustaining roles and capabilities of the nation under the Stafford Act and the National Response Framework.
    • Supporting the development of plans to respond to and recover from all-hazard incidents as well as managing significant portions of response projects across the nation on behalf of FEMA..
    • Articulating agency programs, policies and procedures to stakeholder organizations and individuals.
    • Performing as a spokesperson at regional conferences, meetings, committees and working groups that propose, defend and/or criticize continuity and emergency response criteria, in order to promote and maintain a pro-active response posture.

    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 - Non-emergency travel 25%.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607579700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.