National Preparedness Division -Emergency Management Specialist - Announcement number FEMA-19-JMB-287817-CORE

FEMA Region II

About the organization

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

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.


Summary: 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 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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.

This position is located in the Regional Offices, Region Two, National Preparedness Division. In this position, you will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist responsible for connecting communities with funding, resiliency, and mitigation opportunities for community disaster recovery.


• Typical assignments include:
• Developing and cultivating partnerships with federal, state, tribal, nonprofit, and local entities that are knowledgeable about resiliency and/or recovery needs.
• Collaborating with stakeholders to identify vision, goals, objectives, and needs. Assisting individuals and communities to identify, generate and evaluate options and potential resources for community readiness. Working with constituents to strategize creative solutions and new approaches.
• Through extensive outreach, builds a network of recovery professionals and promotes innovative solution sharing. Develops a sophisticated understanding of individual and community needs and programs that may assist with those needs through research, analysis, and outreach.
• Assessing capacity needs of local organizations and community entities involved in resiliency and recovery. Developing and promoting programs, resources and aids to expand resiliency capacity.
• Attending public meetings, events and conferences to explain FEMA programs and identify actions that stakeholders, i.e., local government, tribal nations, agencies or public service providers, are taking to promote resiliency.
• Speaking at public engagements and facilitates meetings of diverse and various sizes. Conducting trainings as necessary.
• Writing plans, projects, and a newsletter.


$71,593 to $93,077 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please apply at the USAJOB..GOV government website.

Announcement number: FEMA-19-JMB-287817-CORE

Control number: 535190600

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