Emergency Management Specialist (Response) Jobs in Philadelphia, PA at FEMA

Title: Emergency Management Specialist (Response)

Company: FEMA

Location: Philadelphia, PA


The ideal candidate for this position serves as a subject matter expert in providing technical assistance to State, Tribal, and Local emergency management stakeholders on the planning and execution of disaster logistics. This position starts at a salary of $75,833 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $90,893 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region Three Response Division within FEMA.

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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.

In this position, you will serve as a Logistics Planner within FEMA Region Three’s Response Division Logistics Branch. Typical assignments include:

Leading the regional execution of FEMA Logistics Capability Assistance Tool (LCAT) program through coordination with state, tribal, and local emergency management stakeholders.

Providing technical assistance to state, tribal, and local emergency management stakeholders on the planning and execution of disaster logistics and resource management.

Planning and facilitate collaborative engagement opportunities between federal and state emergency management agencies.

Developing logistical response and support annexes for All Hazards, Deliberate/Hazard Specific, or Special Event Plans.

Providing technical assistance on complex disaster response issues to federal, state, and local emergency management stakeholders.

Coordinating disaster logistics incident support during Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) activations.

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.



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