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    The ideal candidate for this position will have skills in operating, troubleshooting, and repairing powered and electrical support systems. This position starts at an hourly rate of $28.48 (WG-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Response and Recovery/Response Directorate/Disaster Emergency Communications Division/Maynard MERS Detachment 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.

    This is a full-time position in the Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Detachment. MERS positions are in the excepted service. Employees will not acquire civil service status, but are eligible for standard and optional benefits.

    In this position, you will provide mobile telecommunications, operations, logistical, and information processing support to Federal response personnel at special events and emergency/disaster field operations.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Performing tasks related to the preparation, transportation, assembly, operation, maintenance, repairs and disassembly of Utility Systems and equipment designed to support the MERS Detachment in a deployed status. Troubleshooting, rebuilding and repairing power support systems, including engines, HVAC, ROWPU, generators, alternators, gears, compressors, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components, i.e., fans, belts, and pumps.
    • Operating and maintaining the environmental control units (ECUs) at the deployed site. This involves establishing maintenance schedules, interpreting wire schematics and specifying and ordering materials. Monitors air quality for temperature and humidity to satisfied’ sensitive computer and electronic equipment requirements.
    • Performing periodic Preventive Maintenance (PM) and repair work prior to, during, and after deployment, on the detachment support equipment which includes transportable or towable units, support vans, communications and computer vans, power generating systems, cooling heating, lighting water purification units (ROWPU).
    • Determining the physical plant layouts, writes and implements plans/procedures, and checklists to deploy the ECUs from the VSAB to field sites, set up the systems and bring them to operational status within 24 hours.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% is required for this position. This position is designated as "emergency essential." If selected, you are required to travel at a moment's notice to various regional locations to provide, plan, operate and maintain tactical, mobile telecommunications, operations, logistical support to Federal, State and local disaster response personnel and to support other emergency and special event operations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/607580100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.