Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Federal Coordinating Officer)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-15-2020
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description

This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 4 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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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 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 the principal staff advisor to the FEMA Administrator in leading and coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities.

    • Coordinating the relationships between Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO).
    • Managing and leading teams.
    • Providing directions and guidance in the development, explanation, and resolution of emergency management related issues.
    • Devising solutions that will effectively enhance program operations and policies; Planning, organizing, and implementing programs.
    • Managing media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public.
    • Responsible for the overall safety of personnel assigned to the disaster operation, and accountability for all property assigned to support the disaster operation.
    • Maintaining financial oversight to ensure the operation is efficient and effective.

Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

 

Travel Required

75% or less - 50% disaster deployments 25% training, education, engagement Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

NA

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.

Qualifications

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 IC-15 level (starting salary $154,687) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (IC-14) 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:

  • Leading and managing significant numbers of staff in a range of demanding emergency situations;
  • Integrating resources into a unified or combined approach to respond to any type of disaster, emergency, or emerging event;
  • Proven problem solving and crisis communication skills in an often politically sensitive environment; and
  • Leading and developing strategic objectives within a multi-stakeholder environment to achieve desired outcomes.


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.

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

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/DD/YY to MM/DD/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. NOTE:  If you are using the USAJOBS Resume Builder, please insert the dates of employment in MM/DD/YY format at the top of the “Duties, Accomplishments, and Related Skills” text field for each period of employment included on your resume. 

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/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.

Application instructions

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