This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call
Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary
appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with
the option to
extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans
Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.
Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of FEMA's
Logistics Management Directive.
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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
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
In this position, you will perform critical duties related to
the management of the operational readiness generator and fleet
maintenance program for all disaster response electrical
power-generation and fleet equipment Typical assignments
- Managing the readiness, transportation, assembly, operation,
modification, maintenance, repair, and disassembly of generator
assembled equipment, combustion-powered automotive vehicles,
over-the- road trucks, and comparable vehicles.
- Developing plans, policies, or procedures related to fleet and
generator maintenance or budgets.
- Collecting and inputting data into automated systems.
Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act
regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential;
however, dependent on an employee's ability to perform higher level
duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work
associated with a higher level position, and administrative
recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Selective Service registration is required for males born after
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit
- Travel will be required.
- Please review "Other Information" section for additional key
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every
employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards,
all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and
maintain a background investigation for [Public Trust Level]as a
condition of placement into this position. This may include a
credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a
review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of
debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain
criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please
visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional
information). For more information on background investigations for
Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations.
Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within
30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage
System Qualification Standard. Although a specific length of time
and experience is not required for most trade and labor
occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show
through experience and training that you possess the quality level
of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the
position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification
requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not
necessarily the length of time.
Working Conditions: The work may vary from a properly equipped
shop environment to an excessively hot, cold, windy or wet outdoor
environment. Incumbent may be subject to experiencing cuts,
abrasions, bruises, and electrical shock. Hazards include high
voltages, noxious fumes, sharp or abrasive objects, excessive
noise, toxic substances, and slippery surfaces. Incumbent must
follow stringent safety regulations. Generators can result in the
electrocution death or injury of responders, disaster installation
technicians and/or disaster victims.
While the majority of work is performed in a Distribution
Center/warehouse environment, the incumbent is required to respond
to disaster situations in making fleet and electrical power
generation equipment available and ensuring its functionality to
meet critical needs. Work requires standing, bending, kneeling,
lifting and climbing; work may be tiring and have to be performed
in uncomfortable positions. Incumbent must be able to lift weights
up to 45 pounds and be physically and medically capable of
performing all tasks and duties characteristic of the position.
Periodic physical examinations are required to satisfy Commercial
Driver's License requirements.
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
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.