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Local Hire (Administrative Specialist)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Philadelphia, PA
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Local Hire (Administrative Specialist)
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##### Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

07/09/2019 to 07/16/2019

This job will close when we have received **200 applications** which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

- ##### Service

Excepted

- ##### Pay scale & grade

IH NA

- ##### Salary

$17.38 to $17.38 per hour

- ##### Appointment type

Temporary - Not to exceed 120 days with possibility of extension.

- ##### Work schedule

Intermittent - Temporary

Location
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few vacancies in the following location:

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Philadelphia, PA

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

No

- Duties
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### Summary

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need
to employ residents of** Philadelphia, PA** 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.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

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
(FQS) position.
- 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 as an Administrative
Assistant.

In this position, the incumbent will answer phones, set multiple
appointments, set up and organize files, manage electronic
equipment, work with confidential files and answer questions as
needed.

Typical assignments include:

- Ordering and maintaining office supplies.
- Setting up files and producing file folder labels.
- Making copies, filing, and scanning documents.
- Producing reports using established formats on required forms.
- Entering information into excel spreadsheets.
- Using Microsoft Office computer software to support
administrative assignments.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

NA

- #### Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

#### Similar jobs

- Assistants, Office
- Office Assistants

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Selective service registration is required for males born after
12/31/59.
- Please review "Other Information" section for additional
conditions.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described
below.

### Qualifications

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 the following
experience:

- Working with various computer programs such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Outlook;
- Operating various office equipment; and
- Providing general administrative support

**IN ADDITION:**

- Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.
- All candidates must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.

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 provides 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.

### Education

### Additional information

- Local hire positions are full time, temporary positions.
- 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** clearance as a condition of placement into this
position. This may include a credit check after initial job
qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), 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. *For more
information on background investigations for Federal jobs please
visit the OPM website at*
https://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
- If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this
position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306,
Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the
accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry
on duty. False statements on any part of the application may
result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after
beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
- DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the
eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United
States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities.
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
- NOTE: TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH TO COUNCIL PHILADELPHIA,
PENNSYLVANIA WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED. LODGING WILL NOT BE
PROVIDED TO LOCAL HIRE EMPLOYEES.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your
resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared
against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If you are
qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for
consideration.


We recommend that you preview the online questions for this
announcement before you start the application process.


**Interview Requirement.** Interviews are required for this
position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal
from further consideration.


**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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1. **Your resume.** NOTE: Your resume must be in English in order
to receive consideration.
2. **Your responses to the job questionnaire -**You will be
directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the
application process for this position.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits
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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Local Hire employees are eligible for the following benefits:

- Health insurance for individual or family coverage. Employer
contribution is 75% of premium. NOTE: Local Hire employees are
eligible for enrollment for health insurance coverage as of the
official hire date/employment date with FEMA.
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Federal Long Term Care Insurance
- Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
- Holiday pay
- Worker's Compensation

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply
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To begin your online application, click the **Apply Online** button
and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the
online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See
**Required Documents** section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply
online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant
experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have
access to the internet, etc.), you **may** be able to submit a paper
application and the required forms. To do so, please contact the
Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information
prior to the close of this announcement.

### Agency contact information

### Jennifer Buck

##### Phone

202-256-0958

##### TDD

800-877-8339

##### Fax

999-999-9999

##### Email

jennifer.buck@fema.dhs.gov

##### Address

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, District of Columbia 20472
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and
training, identify the qualified applicants, and refer those
applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and
interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps
has been completed. We expect to make a tentative job offer within
30 days after the deadline for applications.

View more information on applying for federal employment.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be
consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential
Memoranda, Executive Orders. interpretive U.S. Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies
concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission to
share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538960000. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Address

Philadelphia, PA
USA