Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery)

Federal Emergency Management Agency | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 4/30/2024
Description This announcement is being used to develop an applicant pool of Recovery Emergency Management Specialists. This Open Continuous Announcement will accept of applications through July 31st, 2024. Applications submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. EST on the cutoff date will receive consideration for certification and all cutoff dates thereafter and used to meet the immediate needs of program area/location desiring to fill vacant positions.

Cutoff dates will occur on:
o 5/31/24
o 6/28/24
o 7/31/24

This position will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist in support of one of FEMA's recovery programs, such as Individual Assistance (IA) or Public Assistance (PA). The ideal candidate has experience supporting the delivery of disaster or crisis recovery efforts and collaborating with various stakeholders in the coordination and delivery of disaster recovery programs.

What will I do in this position if hired?

In this Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery) position, you will perform emergency management work including managing, and coordinating with other entities the recovery efforts from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.

Duties will depend on grade level, but may include:

  • Providing technical guidance to communities and governmental partners on emergency management policies.
  • Assisting in the delivery of support services to individuals and communities.
  • Collaborating with functional counterparts to resolve problems and ensure proper delivery of assistance.
  • Providing coordination, guidance, and assistance to internal and external stakeholders to ensure the capability to continue essential functions.
  • Providing technical assistance used in the development of recovery work plans and project implementation.
  • Leveraging/optimizing resources to meet the recovery needs of impacted communities.

What else do I need to know?

At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters, and every employee at FEMA has a role in emergency management. 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.

This announcement is for a position as a CORE (Cadre of On-Call Response/Recovery Employee). CORE employees are full-time employees hired to directly support the response and recovery efforts related to disasters. Appointments to CORE positions are typically between two years and four years in duration and may be renewed based upon workload needs and funding availability. Employees are hired under the Robert T. Stafford Act and are excluded from the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing jobs in the competitive service. They can be hired under a streamlined process instead of a competitive process. After three years of continuous service, Stafford Act employees may be granted competitive eligibility to apply for permanent full-time positions at FEMA.

FEMA is committed to ensuring that its workforce reflects the diversity of the nation. At FEMA, our workforce includes the many identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, ages, cultures, and beliefs of the people we serve. To learn about FEMA's ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts, reasonable accommodation process, and the FEMA Core Values, please visit www.fema.gov.

All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

To qualify for this Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery) position at the IC-11 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the IC-09 level in the Federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience may be obtained in the federal government, a state or local government, or private sector, and must demonstrate the following:

  1. Providing technical guidance to State, Local, Tribal, and/or Territorial stakeholders on emergency management principles;
  2. Developing goals and coordinating activities across multiple stakeholders to meet project timelines; and
  3. Preparing reports and delivering briefings to leadership.

OR Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or

LL.M., if related.

OR Combination of education and experience.

To qualify for this Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery) position at the IC-12 level, you must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the IC-11 level in the Federal government, which has equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience may be obtained in the federal government, a state or local government, or private sector, and must demonstrate the following:

  1. Collaborating with State, Local, Tribal, and/or Territorial stakeholders to resolve disaster recovery challenges;
  2. Interpreting laws, policies, and regulations to make programmatic determinations on complex or unprecedented emergency management initiatives; and
  3. Developing and implementing strategies to improve the execution of disaster efforts for an organization.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:

  • Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
  • Please limit your resume to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility and qualifications.
  • Your resume serves as the basis for experience related qualification determinations, and you must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity. Please use your own words, be clear, and specific when describing your work history. We cannot make assumptions regarding your experience.

Are you qualifying based on your work experience?

  • Qualifications are based on your ability to demonstrate in your resume that you possess one year of the specialized experience for this announcement at a comparable scope and responsibility. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, it must contain the following information organized by experience/position: (1) job title, (2) name of employer, (3) start and end dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY), (4) detailed description of duties performed, accomplishments, and related skills, and (5) hours worked per week (part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience). Federal experience/positions must also include the occupational series, grade level, and dates in which you held each grade level.
  • Are you a current or former FEMA Reservist/Disaster Assistance Employee (DAE)? To accurately credit your experience from intermittent positions and Reservist Deployments, you must list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of deployments that are relevant to your qualifying experience, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.
  • Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information. Failure to provide the above information in your resume may result in your application being found "not qualified."
  • 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.
  • For additional information on crediting experience and/or education, please reference the OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards
Salary72,553.00 - 113,047.00 Annual

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