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    The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with voluntary agencies to support Individual Assistance activities implemented under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. This position starts at a salary of $66,662 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $94,523 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region IX Pacific Area Office 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 perform emergency management work including managing, and coordinating with other entities the recovery efforts from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.  Typical assignments include:

    • Applying broad emergency management knowledge and skill to a range of recovery issues, many of which are complex and controversial. 
    • Directing regional recovery operations during a crisis incident or disaster. 
    • Supporting emergency recovery activities focused on individual assistance programs to ensure the timely provision of life-sustaining services and resources to evacuees and disaster survivors.
    • Executing complex aspects of voluntary agency coordination and mass care and emergency assistance coordination (ESF#6) in coordination with stakeholders in advance of joint field office (JFO) operations, during JFO operations and post-JOF operations.
    • Assisting in developing the issuance of recovery plans, procedures and risk assessment with voluntary organization partners to fulfill request in a timely and effective manner.
    • Working with various parts of the organization to provide required assistance to the affected communities and States, responding to Presidentially declared disasters and emergencies.

    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

    25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25 % 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/616048500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.