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Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at FEMA is now accepting applications for a Disability Integration Advisor position with an American Sign Language (ASL) specialty. The open period for this announcement is from Monday, December 15, 2014 to Thursday, January 15, 2015.  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

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Blair at or by phone number 800-879-6076.

Job Title: Disability Integration Advisor (American Sign Language Specialty)
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number: FEMA-15-SB-011-RSV

Salary Range
: $39.97 to $39.97 / Per Hour
Open Period: Monday, December 15, 2014 to Thursday, January 15, 2015
Series & Grade: AD-0301-00
Position Information: Temporary - Intermittent employment not to exceed 2 years
Duty Locations:  MANY vacancies - Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Who May Apply: All United States Citizens
Security Clearance: Public Trust - Background Investigation
Supervisory Status: No

As a Disability Integration Advisor (American Sign Language Specialty) in FEMA's Reservist Program, you will be responsible for:

Providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation to meet the communications requirements of disaster survivors, FEMA employees, and the general public throughout emergency operations, programs and services while deployed to disasters.

Providing guidance regarding effective communication access in all phases of emergency response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

Providing interpreting services to achieve equal access to effective communication between Disability Integration Advisors, Disability Advisor Leads and Command and General Staff including:

  • Working collaboratively and providing guidance to Federal Coordinating Officer, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, External Affairs, Disaster Survivor Assistance, Individual Assistance, Recovery and other program areas that interface with the community.
  • Providing guidance for State and local governmental agencies to assist with ensuring people with disabilities have equal access to programs and services.
  • In collaboration with Support Services Branch or designee, provides guidance & technical assistance to Individual Assistance, Information Technology and Logistics staff to establish accessibility at Disaster Recovery Center and other field locations.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
 Federal Emergency Management Agency





Dear Colleagues;

Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, is excited to inform you of the employment opportunity with FEMA’s Incident Management CORE Program.  Several Emergency Management Specialist (Disability Integration Advisors - AD-0089-11) will be hired throughout the United States.  As a part of FEMA’s disaster workforce, CORE Reservists serve the nation by assisting all citizens and first responders during disasters or emergency situations.  As a CORE Disability Integration Advisor Reservist you will train, gain experience, and become qualified in this specific disaster role.  This position allows you to assist in the coordination and integration of persons with disabilities in the response and recovery efforts of impacted citizens, communities, Local, Tribal, and State governments. This announcement is open from June 26, 2013 until July 2, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.  Please feel free to forward this notification to anyone who may be interested in applying for this exciting opportunity to join FEMA and help integrate and coordinate national disability inclusive emergency management efforts.   Please follow the link below to the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS.GOV.

Emergency Management Specialist (Disability Integration Advisors - AD-0089-11) - Job Announcement Number: FEMA-MJ007-IM/COR-13

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