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Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery)

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Department Of Homeland Security Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 4 months ago

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The ideal candidate for this position will be an individual who demonstrates leadership and has experience with recovery program oversight. This position starts at a salary of $130,973 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 3 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 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 provide executive oversight for a regional staff that performs work involved in managing, and coordinating with other entities the recovery 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. Typical assignments include:

  • Providing full managerial authority to coordinate, direct and manage the recovery effort to deliver program resources in support of disaster and/crisis operations.

  • Leading, directing and maintaining highly effective operations under conditions of extreme pressure.

  • Overseeing subordinate supervisors in the delivery of Stafford Act program authorities, Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, the disaster declaration process and related recovery functions.

  • Providing oversight for regional staff that performs work involved in managing and coordinating with other entities during recovery from crisis, disasters and other humanitarian emergencies.

  • Contacting and communicating with a wide variety of officials, executives, senior level officials both internal and external. Communications may include federal/state/local/tribal officials, as well as Congressional and Legislative members.

  • Writing and reviewing regulations and guidance documents; drafting and commenting on legislation and other emergency management policy documents; interpreting laws and regulations applicable to FEMA.

  • Monitoring and evaluating progress of work in relationship to these goals and adjusts as needed.

  • Preparing performance standards and evaluates performance of subordinates.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0089 Emergency Management Specialist

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.

  • Selective Service registration required.

  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.

  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.


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.

You qualify for this position at the GS-15 level (starting salary $130,973) if you possess the following:

One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level that demonstrates the following: 1) providing leadership, direction, coordination, and implementation of Recovery Program activities; and 2) making decisions on work problems, controversial program or personnel issues, and improving business practices.

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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