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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience conducting research and program analysis to draft, finalize, or modify existing regulations, policies, doctrine, and correspondence. This position starts at a salary of $87,198.00 (GS-12, step 1) and $103,690.00 (GS-13, step 1), with promotion potential to (GS-13 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the ORR/Recovery 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 research and interpret statutes, regulations, and policies that govern the (PA) Public Assistance program, produce written analyses and recommendations, and draft policies and regulations.

    Typical assignments include: 

    • Supporting the assessment of existing PA Program policies and evaluating their effectiveness, making recommendations to improve policies, revising policies, and drafting clear, concise written correspondence of findings and statements that effectively communicate policy
    • Responding to incoming policy questions, audits, and variety of correspondence and inquiries by members of Congress, The White House, State, Tribal, Local governments, and public interest groups which involve research and policy/regulation review.
    • Supporting coordination with State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial and Federal officials on proposed policy changes, enhancements, additions, and deletions and maintains knowledge of legislative, budgetary, Federal, State, Tribal, and local developments and actions that could affect policy, programs, missions, and activities.
    • Providing briefings and other informational products associated with policy development, coordination, and implementation.
    • Participating in project teams and cross-functional working groups to conduct research, prepare analyses, identify decision points, develop recommendations, brief, and obtain leadership approval, draft policies, and other guidance, and assist with implementation.

    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 non-emergency travel 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/615157600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.