Local Hire (Public Assistance Program Delivery Manager)
Company: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: October 18, 2020
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
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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,
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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
- 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
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
- Engaging program offices as soon as potential opportunities or
- Discussing potential Hazard Mitigation opportunities with the
- 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
- Developing and presenting correspondence such as reports or
- Coordinating with federal, state, local, and/or tribal partners
in support of a disaster recovery mission.
- Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.
- All candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a
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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