FEMA seeks geospatial analyst

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an emergency management specialist with expertise in geospatial analysis in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on usajobs.gov.

The full-time position requires extensive travel with little advance notice due to the need to support emergency operations. The individual hired may be required to temporarily relocate to emergency sites and function under intense mental and physical stress.

The geospatial analyst will be a member of a National Watch Center team with the Operations Division of FEMA's Response Directorate. The individual hired will perform key program implementation of the FEMA geographic information systems operations and initiatives, support the NWC and its related functions and support the NWC in operational areas such as analysis and modeling.

Potential candidates require one full year of specialized experience using geospatial information products to support disaster response operations or a master's or equivalent graduate degree in geospatial information sciences or geospatial information technology. Candidates can qualify for a higher salary level if they have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the general schedule-09 level, a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field, three full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to a degree or a combination of education and experience meeting the full qualifications requirement.

Candidates will be evaluated on their skill in the use of geospatial information technology, tools and plans, knowledge of documents related to natural disaster and emergency response, ability to communicate orally and ability to communicate in writing.