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Wednesday, October 26, 2016


FEMA’s Region VI is now accepting applications for a Regional Disability Integration Specialist position. The open period for these announcements is from Tuesday, October 25, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016. To apply for this position or for full information, including key requirements and a description of duties, please click the following link to access the job announcement through USAJobs.gov: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/454430400/
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) Tuesday, 11/01/2016 OR at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.
If you have any questions, please email tanjaree.turner@fema.dhs.gov or by TDD: 800-877-8339.
Job Title: Regional Disability Integration Specialist
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number: FEMA-17-TT-120581-DE
Salary Range$75,167.00 to $97,717.00/ Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Series & Grade: GS-0301-12/12
Position Information: Full Time – Permanent
Duty Locations:  Denton, TX
Supervisory Status: No
In this position, you will work very closely and under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC), whose mission is preparing individuals and families and strengthening communities before, during and after a disaster by providing guidance, tools, methods and strategies to integrate and coordinate emergency management efforts to meet the needs of all citizens, including children and adults with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

Typical assignments include:

·        Developing and implementing strategies to assist States to ensure accessible transportation options for individuals with disabilities in the event of an evacuation, are easily accessible and available in accordance with policy and procedures.
·        Coordinating to ensure the needs of individuals with disabilities are met and fully included in all components of the National Preparedness System established under section 644 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006.
·        Promoting awareness throughout FEMA via accessible electronic messaging, intranet, internet, SharePoint sites, regarding strategies for fully including individuals with disabilities.
·        Fostering and developing partnerships with disability advocacy and service agencies to enhance the development of FEMA brochures, newsletters, and other publications which are accessible as required under the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act to provide access to disaster information and FEMA services, programs, and benefits.


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