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Emergency Management Specialist

Company name
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Emergency, Manager, Government

Posted on
Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 07, 2020

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The ideal candidate for this position has an understanding of the mission of emergency management from the operational level and has worked in CBRN, specifically Chemical incident preparedness or response program areas. This position starts at a salary of $86,335 (GS-12), with promotion potential to $102,663 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Response Directorate team within FEMA.
View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.  ,educationRequirements:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Federal Emergency Management Agency,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Washington,addressRegion:DC }}],responsibilities:When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
In this position, you will responsible for developing and maintaining special programs focused on chemical hazards. 
Typical assignments include:

Collecting relevant information that is needed to identify and address problems or issues such as analyzing and integrating information to identify issues and draw sound conclusions.
Maintaining an awareness of available resources and the process for acquiring resources. Identifying and advocating for resources required to accomplish work activities or projects.
Handling difficult multi-region assignments by recognizing and recommending immediate action to resolve.
Supporting the development of emergency management response plans, procedures related to CBRN incidents.
Representing the agency and its interests in interactions with external parties by ensuring interactions and information provided to outside parties reflect positively on the agency.
Representing agency as spokesperson at meetings, committees and working groups that propose, defend and/or assess continuity and emergency response criteria, in order to promote and maintain a pro-active response posture.

Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. ,qualifications:Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $86,335) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal Service.  This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. 
Specialized experience for this position includes:

Providing advice and policy interpretation on a wide range of policy issues related to domestic Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Weapons of mass Destruction (WMD) consequence management.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.  Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. 

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