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Emergency Management Specialist Preparedness

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Kansas City, MO

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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.

Who May Apply:

Current federal employees who hold or held a non-temporary career or career-conditional appointment

Persons eligible for reinstatement

Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities

Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (view list of interchange agreements with other merit systems)

Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (view information on certain veterans eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA))

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The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and planning skills, exceptional interpersonal communication skills as well as experience working projects and strengthening relationship with stakeholders. This position starts at a salary of $73,840 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the National Preparedness Division, Regional Integration Branch, Region Seven team within FEMA.


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.

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In this position, you will serve as an Emergency Management Specialist participating in the execution of preparedness activities and provides assistance with issues involving planning and preparation for intentional and/or unintentional crises and disasters. Typical assignments include:

Preparing a variety of reports, information papers and briefings which concerning emergency planning and preparedness practices and to gain program support and describe program accountability for all FEMA stakeholders.

Conducting assessments of emergency plans and preparedness policies, procedures, and provides recommendations for inadequate preparedness functional areas.

Conducting work-oriented analyses of difficult emergency planning and preparedness activities and ensures execution is accomplished in accordance with FEMA statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to impacting the delivery of regionalized preparedness programs.

Providing or coordinating emergency planning and preparedness training, exercises, and assistance.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



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Federal Emergency Management Agency
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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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