FEMA Careers – Telecommunications Specialist

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Job Description:

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) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the United States of America and its territories.  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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operating a Mobile Communications Office Vehicle (MCOV) in accordance with Federal and State regulations; MCOV fleet includes Class A recreational vehicles and Class 1 Emergency Vehicle chassis;
  • Conducing a chassis pre-trip inspection and routine vehicle operating maintenance including identifying engine and drive-train issues, checking the oil, checking the tires, and climbing on top of the MCOV for satellite antenna troubleshooting;
  • Establishing satellite connectivity, local area networks, and entire office communications with little support; including configuring radios, radio repeaters, telephones, computers, wired and wireless local area networks and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) satellite network communications;
  • Maintaining MCOV operational capabilities and providing IT and Logistical training and field support on-site at a disaster by evaluating performance of communications systems, performing corrective maintenance checks and services for vehicle and generator, and considering cost/benefit factors;
  • Providing information through verbal briefings and well-organized daily/weekly reports and log books using Microsoft Office Suite programs to both leadership and the public at mission sites.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Travel will be required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • Please review “Other Information” section for additional key requirements.

Job Details:

Company: FEMA

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Management

Job Location: Alexandria, LA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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