FEMA details open emergency management specialist positions

FEMA details open emergency management specialist positions.
Emergency management specialist positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been announced this week.

One specialist position is focused on preparedness efforts and will be based in Washington, D.C. This person will be tasked with development and coordination of complex projects associated with community preparedness, planning, technical assistance and training and exercise operations. This position is also expected to be able to form working relations with regional, state and local officials for grants management and development of other areas. In this position, the candidate will be working with matters of policy relating to preparedness, alerts and planning in contingency and security.

This position at the GS-09 level requires either a master’s degree or one year of working experience at the GS-07 level of government service, with specialized experience in providing emergency assistance relating to preparedness and taking part in evaluation activities among communities. For the GS-11 level position, a year at the GS-09 level or a doctoral degree is required.

This position’s application window will close on Friday, Dec. 4, or when 200 submissions have been received.

The recovery specialist position will be based in Chicago and will have two service components. The first is recovery assistance. In this regard, the candidate will manage individual components for federal emergency response operations and will be tasked with analysis of developing information that would determine if a federal emergency declaration is mandatory.

The second is in the area of tribal relations. In this area, the candidate will be tasked with the development of community engagement activity to facilitate emergency management capabilities within tribal nations. This person will also disburse information to tribal partners relating to recovery program resources and other items.

For this position, one year of experience equivalent to the IC-09 or GS-11 level of work is required, depending on whether this position’s service level is set at IC-11 or IC-12 with specialized experience in acting as a liaison with Native American tribes on areas relating to customs, protocols, cultures and government relations. A doctoral degree will also fulfill this requirement.

The recovery specialist position’s application period closes on Wednesday, Dec. 2, or after 200 applications have been received.

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