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 will have experienced in providing direction and guidance on contract specifications and statements of work; knowledge of program management; certified as PM I/PMP; have strong written and oral communications skills and teamwork skills. This position starts at a salary of $79,720 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Continuity Programs Directorate team within FEMA.
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
- This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)
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.
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.
You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level that demonstrates the following:1) Supporting the management of contracts and their associated budgets; 2) Assisting with the evaluation of contract proposals; 3) Preparing contract documents; 4) Monitoring contractor performance and reviewing invoices.
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.
In this position you will serve as a member of the Acquisitions Management Branch, Business Management Division, National Continuity Programs, responsible for acquisitions process management, development of procurement packages, and life-cycle cost estimate planning. Typical assignments include:
- Develops procurement package to include Performance of Work Statement (PWS), Statements of Work (SOW) and Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) to include Market Research, Balance Workforce Assessment Tool (BWAT) and Acquisition Planning Forecast System (APFS) on moderate to high complexity contracts, including both supply and service contracts.
- Monitors and documents contractor’s performance in accordance with the requirements, terms and conditions of the contract and agreed schedule, and inspects supplies and services to determine acceptability
- Validates contractor personnel have required licenses, certifications, and security clearances as required by contract and verifies timeliness and accuracy of contractor reports and data required to be delivered to the Government.
- Supports branch projects associated with the preparation of acquisition program documentation (Mission Need Statement, Operations Requirement Document, Acquisition Plan, etc.). These effort is associated with Level III programs and requires performance of moderate program management activity.
- Tracks contract costs, resolves issues that may arise, maintains direct communications and acts as liaison between the Program Office and Contractor (in concert with Contracting Officer), and requests contract changes through the Contracting Officer when needed on moderate to high complexity contracts, including both supply and service contracts.