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    The ideal candidate for this position will have provide expert technical assistance and program and program delivery support to stakeholders concerning the accomplishment of preparedness programs related to the emergency national preparedness system. This position starts at a salary of $100,161 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region III Preparedness Division 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 coordinate Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), state preparedness reports and analysis for regional office and provides technical THIRA assistance at state and local levels. Typical assignments include:

    • Identifying and supporting opportunities to engage whole community partners to foster best practices and strategic approaches in order to strengthen agency core competencies.
    • Assessing and evaluating the integration of Federal, state, local, tribal territorial, nongovernmental organization and community emergency management preparedness programs and plans; providing technical advice on preparedness activities associated with natural and/or man-made disasters.
    • Conducting mission-oriented analyses of complex preparedness scenarios, assessments of state and local risks, and evaluations of capability gaps.
    • Recommending capacity building initiatives that address and prioritize critical shortfalls.
    • Analyzing assessment results for use as recommendations for changes and serve as guidelines for current and future preparedness efforts across all mission areas to educate individuals, families, youth organizations and executive leaders on the risks facing a community and their roles in achieving and maintaining readiness.
    • Analyzing regional readiness trends and develops inputs for the Region’s integrated preparedness plan.
    • Serving as a regional consultant and subject-matter expert, focusing on a variety of complex assignments related to communication and coordination activities between headquarters preparedness staff and inter-governmental constituencies involving adequacy of preparedness program initiatives, and conduct of activities.
    • Analyzing regional readiness trends and develops inputs for the Region’s integrated preparedness plan.
    • Facilitating the Regional Readiness Working Group.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 10% of the time

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613734900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.