The ideal candidate for this position will be a proven leader in the planning and delivery of senior level preparedness exercises and will provide a consistent approach to support decisions in preparation for a crisis event. This position starts at a salary of $103,690 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Directorate team within FEMA.Learn more about this agency
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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 an Emergency Management Specialist (Preparedness). Typical assignments include:
- Leading the Department of Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program projects and programs relating to the preparedness policies and strategies including senior level exercises, evaluations, and assessments in a collaborative manner with partners.
- Serving as a senior exercise program manager for professional staff at the headquarters level and representing the organization as a spokesperson at meetings, committees, and working groups.
- Building partnerships among organizations to facilitate working across boundaries, groups, and organizations.
- Writing clear and concise documents for inclusion in exercise papers, reports, and other products.
- Demonstrating how to leverage exercises in order to improve national preparedness across all five mission areas of prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 5%.
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