FEMA seeks federal coordinating officer

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking to hire two federal coordinating officers in Atlanta, Ga., and Denton, Texas.

If hired, the candidates will serve as principal staff advisors to the FEMA administrator and assist in leading and coordinating the delivery of federal assistance to communities and local governments affected by disasters. They will also establish the federal presence in a disaster area and coordinate relationships between local, state and federal personnel with the state coordinating officer.

The federal coordinating officer will be expected to travel for up to 50 percent of their service.

Qualifications for the position include one year of experience at the GS-14 level, previous coordination of disaster support to state and local governments and affected communities, as well as coordinating local, state and federal personnel. The position is ideal for a senior emergency manager.

The security clearance for the federal coordinating officer is Top Secret, and all selected applicants must undergo a background investigation as a condition of hire. The investigation may include a review of finances and certain criminal offenses, including illegal use or possession of drugs.

The salary for the position begins at $121,423 per year for the Denton location and $120,034 per year at the Atlanta location.