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    The ideal candidate for this position will possess experience working in an Emergency Operations Center or equivalent with a varying schedule, and has strong written/verbal skills, is proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint, and is skilled in information collection and analysis. 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 Lead Watch Officer distributing and balancing workload and tasks among analysts, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to ensure the supervisors instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met. Typical assignments include:

    • Reviewing final products for the team to ensure accuracy prior to submission to senior leadership, such as reports, briefings, and documented courses of action.
    • Participating in analyzing trends, state-of-the art and cutting edge technology in order to develop or improve existing programs(s) and/or that may indicate potential need for Federal involvement and/or asset deployment and reports accordingly through appropriate channels.
    • Ensuring a systematic analytical approach to collecting and interpreting data and information, analyzing current capabilities gaps, and coordinating with Operational Planners to develop recommended courses of action for incident response.
    • Developing and proposing FEMA-wide standards and criteria to guide FEMA and regional response coordination centers and response operations overall. Identifying program deficiencies and using innovative techniques to produce evaluation reports that accurately reflect thorough and concise assessments of strengths and weaknesses of emergency preparedness plans, policies, systems, and procedures.

    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/613411000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.