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.
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FEMA is seeking talented men and women who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis. In this type of role, you will travel, receive training, build your professional network, and support those in need. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration. Reservists are not guaranteed regular and recurring deployments (hours worked) or renewal of employment. Work opportunities are intermittent due to the irregular nature of disasters. Additionally, veterans’ preference does not apply to the Reservist program selection process
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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.
STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: The Reservist 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.
As an Ordering Specialist in FEMA's Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:
- Taking and placing orders for equipment and entering the information into an electronic database;
- Ordering supplies, equipment, personnel, teams, services or commodities;
- Placing, tracking, and closing out orders;
- Maintaining the log of requisitions for supplies, equipment, services, personnel and/or teams; and
- Maintaining vendor contract files and associated paperwork and processing vender invoices.
75% or less - In addition to frequent travel related to deployment(s), occasional non-emergency travel may also be required.