FEMA to hire emergency management specialist for Boston office

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for an emergency management specialist to work in the FEMA Recovery Branch, Region I in Boston, Mass.

The position is full-time, temporary work not to exceed two years. The specialist reports to the division director, according to the job posting on FEMA's website.

The specialist will support disaster closeouts, which includes writing official correspondence to the state and applicants for federal assistance. The person hired will conduct research and provide analysis on federal codes and policies to ensure grants are appropriately administered and compliant.

The specialist will recommend modifications, changes, advice and guidance for procedures based on program research and analysis.

The person hired will have regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities. The specialist will perform temporary disaster work, and travel may be required with little advance notice and may last from a number of weeks to months.

Applicants must have at least one year specialized experience in federal government, state, local, non-profit or the private sector that provided knowledge of relationships between government and non-government agency emergency management. They must have knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and assistance programs. A graduate degree or progressively higher level graduate education is preferred.