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Announcement Number FEMA-14-KJD-36730-MP Promotion Potential GS-13
Position Title Instructional Systems Specialist Hiring Agency FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Open Period 04/22/2014 - 05/05/2014 Duty Locations 1 Vacancy in Emmitsburg, MD, US
Series/Grade GS - 1750 13 For More Info Katherine Delauter
Salary $89924.00 - $116901.00

Who May Apply
Status candidates who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below.

Individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria for this announcement may apply under FEMA-14-KJD-36730-DEU, which is open to the public.

Job Status
Full Time

Security Clearance Required:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Duration Appointment Permanent

Marketing Statement

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities  (click here for a list of authorities)
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • 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 (click here for information on veterans)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
This position is ideal for an individual interested in planning, leading, administering, managing, and evaluating programs that target state and local level fire/emergency services officer professional development. This position starts at a salary of $89,924 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Fire Administration's National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.

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.

Supervisory Position: No

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).