Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist
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.
The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with tribes or in a tribal setting where an understanding of the customs and norms of tribes and tribal government has been required. This position starts at a salary of $66,510 (GS-11) with promotion potential to the $103,639 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of External Affairs 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.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional non-emergency travel may be 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 full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 level, that demonstrates experience as a 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.
Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree;
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related;
a combination of education and experience.
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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