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    The ideal candidate for this position will serve as an advisor to the Director and Branch Chiefs on Congressional activities. This position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12),with promotion potential to $103,690 (GS-13 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs 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 be responsible for providing liaison both internally and externally to achieve the Congressional Affairs Division's objectives.

    Typical assignments include: 

    • Assisting the Director and Branch Chiefs of the Congressional Affairs Division in designing short and long-term proactive strategies to engage Members of Congress and their staffs and communicate the Agency's mission, program, policies and procedures: and
    • Recommending policy changes for review and ultimate distribution to Members of Congress and their staffs: and 
    • Participating with counterparts in development and implementation of congressional and legislative program strategies for highly visible or national priority programs: and
    • Supporting the preparation and review of testimony and miscellaneous reports.

    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 - Occasional travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613064700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.