FEMA looks to hire emergency management specialist in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hiring an emergency management specialist to work full-time in its Washington, D.C., office, according to a job posting on usajobs.gov.

The specialist will work in the Operations Coordination Division as part of the National Region Coordination team, and may be required to travel to field locations. They will work on the National Capital Region Watch Desk, which maintains a 24-hour all-hazard watch. The NCR Watch Desk works to maintain situational awareness for developing and potential incidents.

The person hired will complete research analysis and provide advice on program issues. They will complete reporting activities and daily situation reviews about events and emerging incidents. They will offer information, advice and assistance in developing programs and initiatives that impact readiness and emergency management programs.

The specialist will identify issues on the NCR Watch Desk and program requirements. They will collect data from sources, information feeds and contacts within the NCR to develop standardized reports and offer summaries and briefings for stakeholders and FEMA leadership.

The person hired will consult with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, emergency managers and disaster response specialists to review disaster consequences.

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated experience in leading disaster and emergency operations. They will be able to identify, develop, analyze and make recommendations to improve emergency management operations.