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Local Hire (Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager)

Company: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to employ residents of Kansas City, Missouri as temporary local hires to assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. Local hire employees are local residents who aid in the recovery of the community and help their fellow citizens in the recovery process. Apply for this exciting opportunity!

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

NOTE: If you are qualifying based on education and/or are selected for a position which requires a college degree to meet minimum qualification requirements, you will be required to submit your official college transcript(s) at time of selection.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

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.

Local Hire employees:


  • Help FEMA respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards by performing a variety of emergency management functions which are not limited to disaster survivor assistance, conducting and verifying damage assessments, and providing administrative, financial and logistical support.
  • A local hire's term of employment is 120 days. Local Hire appointments may be extended, in 120 day increments, for a maximum 365 day appointment, based on the needs of the disaster.
  • Work within 23 different Cadres which are groups of personnel organized by operational function and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) position.
  • Each Local Hire is hired to a position within a Cadre based on his or her skills and experience.

    FEMA is seeking candidates with experience in delivering Public Assistance grant funding.

    This is a temporary virtual position for the Public Assistance section at the Region VII office in Kansas City, MO. In this position, you will report to the Public Assistance Program Delivery Task Force Lead and serve as the primary point of contact for the applicant.

    Typical assignments include:

    • Facilitating the delivery of Public Assistance grant funding on behalf of Applicants; this includes (but is not limited to) developing the list of damaged sites, scheduling site inspections, summarizing applicant damages, and coordinating requests for information and questions.
    • Working with the applicants to resolve their program related needs ensuring projects are processed as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.
    • Tracking and communicating the progress of all projects through the entire program delivery model in coordination with the Applicant.
    • Engaging program offices as soon as potential opportunities or concerns arise.
    • Discussing potential Hazard Mitigation opportunities with the Applicant.
    • Hosting key information meetings ensuring recovery priorities and program eligibility requirements are communicated.
    • Gathering all required documentation to enable FEMA to write grants so the applicant can be returned to their Pre-Disaster condition as soon as possible.

      FEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salaries are comparable to local pay rates.

      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.

      STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Local Hire Program is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.

      To qualify for this position, you must possess:

      • Reviewing Federal Grant documentation for compliance to regulations;
      • Developing and presenting correspondence such as reports or briefings; and
      • Coordinating with federal, state, local, and/or tribal partners in support of a disaster recovery mission.

        IN ADDITION:

        • Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.
        • All candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.

          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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

          Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found"not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

          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.

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