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    The ideal candidate will be creative, results-driven thinker, excellent problem solver, and possess incredible interpersonal skills to effectively lead business management and advise on disaster response and recovery programs. This position starts at a salary of $87,198 (GS-12), with promotion potential to $134,798 (GS-13 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the ORR/OA 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 the Executive Assistant to the Associate Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) and report to the Senior Advisor of ORR, working closely with the front office staff to facilitate the administrative functions of Response and Recovery. Typical assignments include:  

    • Serving as the focal point for the complete spectrum of executive services, to include scheduling meetings and official travel.
    • Assisting the Senior Advisor in the execution of all matters pertaining to management of the staff and administrative processes for the Associate Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator.
    • Developing methods and reporting systems to measure the effectiveness of business processes, recommending actions to strengthen operating procedures, and performing special assignments and special work projects as needed for the Office of the Associate Administrator.
    • Composing and preparing large volumes of correspondence using correct format, spelling, and grammar to meet critical schedules.

    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 10%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614343300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.