Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 2/14/2020
Description

The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent written communication skills as well as be able to manage a team in preforming deliberate catastrophic planning for operational preparedness, coordinating disaster response operations, readiness and execution. This position starts at a salary of $117,188 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Three team within FEMA.

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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 www.fema.gov 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 serve as a Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Response). Typical assignments include:

  • Providing oversight of work that involves the coordination of emergency response and preparedness training, exercises, and local assistance.
  • Performing as a spokesperson at nationwide conferences, meeting, committees and working groups that purpose, defend and/or criticize continuity and emergency response criteria, in order to promote and maintain a pro-active response posture.
  • Engaging whole community emergency management stakeholders in order to develop deliberate and operational plans to enhance the federal response to disaster survivors.
  • Increasing FEMA Region III’s capability to execute the National Response Framework and associated disaster related guidance to strengthen the regions disaster response operations, supporting the planners in developing plans, and maintaining relationships with Emergency Support Function (ESF) partners.
  • Increasing state capability to provide hurricane technical assistance support emergency management stakeholders as well as support Region III leadership with analysis and decision support.

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-14 level (starting salary $117,188) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13) 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: 

  • Managing and coordinating deliberate catastrophic planning efforts for operational preparedness.
  • Coordinating disaster response operations, readiness and execution activities with Federal, State and Local Emergency Management organization.
  • Managing or leading a diverse team.

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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