Closeout specialist sought by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a closeout specialist in Lakewood, Colorado, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on

The full-time, temporary position may require travel in support of emergency operations. The job may involve weeks to months of travel at a time with little advanced notice and relocation to emergency sites with operationally challenging and physically austere conditions.

The individual hired will work in the Public Assistance Branch of FEMA Region VIII's Recovery Division. The closeout specialist will be responsible for program management, funding decisions and assisting the closeout manager to develop processes needed to expedite the obligation of disaster relief funds. Responsibilities include implementing disaster closeout operations and long-range closeout objectives, providing advice and guidance concerning grants, agreements and disaster assistance determinations, analysis of documentation and contracts, meeting with disaster assistance applicants and grantees and integrating Environmental & Historical Preservation program standards into closeout work.

Qualified candidates must have one full year of specialized experience at the general schedule-11 level demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of methods to assess and improve disaster closeout program effectiveness.

FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program seeks to provide assistance to local, tribal and state governments to help communities quickly respond to and recover from disasters or emergencies. FEMA Region VIII includes Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Colorado.