This position is located in one of FEMA's National Processing Service Centers. Positions are available in: Winchester, VA (salary $ 32.06 /hr); Hyattsville, MD (salary $ 32.06 /hr); and Denton, TX (salary $ 30.85 /hr). As a Supervisory Customer Representative, you will assist with disaster response and recovery efforts. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership, computer, and customer service skills.
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Local Hire employees' 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.
In this position, you will supervise a team of Customer Representatives working in our Caller Services and Casework (CSAC) unit supporting the delivery of disaster assistance for individuals and households. Typical assignments in this role include:
Providing day-to-day supervision of the assigned registration, helpline, and processing operations;
Providing call center services to disaster survivors;
Entering and retrieving information from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) software program in response to inquiries from applicants concerning the status of disaster applications; and
Analyzing the procedures for processing requests for assistance and developing recommendations for changes to established policies/procedures.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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.
This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on 09/25/2018 .
Those who apply by the first cut-off of 9/19/2018 will receive first consideration. Subsequent cut-off dates will be every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through 09/25/2018 or until the vacancies are filled. All applicants received will be reviewed for qualifications and a list of qualified candidates will be referred to management for consideration.
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 specialized experience:
Leading or supervising a team of subordinates; and
Assisting customers over the telephone to provide customer support.
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.
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 Hyattsville, MD; Winchester, VA; or Denton, TX 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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
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.
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 Hires are eligible for health insurance when in a pay status for one pay period or longer.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Federal Long Term Care Insurance
Ability to earn 4 hours of paid Sick Leave per pay period
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.