Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist

Employer
Department Of Homeland Securi...
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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.

This position is located in the Office of External Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs Division in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). IGA's mission is to ensure effective coordination, planning, communication and outreach of FEMA programs with elected officials and key personnel of tribal, state, local and territorial governments and organizations. This position starts at a salary of $66,510 (GS-11) with promotion potential to the $79,720 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs Division team within FEMA.

Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

    You qualify for this position at the GS-11 level (starting salary $66,510) if you possess the following:

    One year of full-time, specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience MUST include 1) experience as liaison with tribal leaders or their equivalents (tribal officials or tribal emergency managers), or as a subject matter expert for tribal issues related to emergency management, homeland security or emergency services policy, AND 2) experience directly supporting the provision of agency and/or program information to tribal officials.

    OR

    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

    a combination of education and experience.


    You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess the following: One year of full-time, specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience MUST include 1) experience as liaison with tribal leaders or their equivalents (tribal officials or tribal emergency managers), or as a subject matter expert for tribal issues related to emergency management, homeland security or emergency services policy, AND 2) experience directly supporting the provision of agency and/or program information to tribal officials.


    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.

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