FEMA is seeking Mobile Communications Vehicle Operators

FEMA is seeking talented and experienced men and women for the role of Mobile Communications Vehicle Operator within the FEMA Reservist Program. The position is a 2 year appointments in the Excepted Service. Employment is on an intermittent basis.

The MCOV Operator supports the Disaster Emergency Communications Cadre at the Joint Field Office (JFO). You will be responsible for the operation, set-up, and support of Mobile Communications Operations Vehicles (MCOV).

Primary Position Duties

In this position, you will be responsible for the operation, set-up, and support of Mobile Communications Operations Vehicles (MCOV). The MCOV fleet consists of converted 39-foot recreational vehicles and purpose-built 26-foot F-550 cargo trucks retrofitted with satellite communications, workstations, and a wired and wireless Local Area Network (LAN) to provide voice and data connectivity to the FEMA network from field locations. The F-550 cargo trucks also have a UHF radio repeater and hand held XTS-5000 radios. MCOV Operators support multiple missions to include: command and control, mobile survivor disaster assistance registration, support to local, tribal, and state emergency managers, and other missions as assigned.

Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare the MCOV and operational systems for deployment as directed;
  • Conduct a chassis pre-trip inspection using the MCOV weekly log;
  • Establish satellite configuration and connectivity;
  • Setup and support a wired and wireless Local Area Network (LAN), computers, printers, and fax machines;
  • Submit electronic MCOV status reports;
  • Operate and maintain a radio repeater;
  • Safely operate the MCOV in urban, suburban, and rural environments;
  • Verify site suitability for elevation, length of cable runs, satellite connectivity, and access for refueling and maintenance;
  • Run cables and wiring according to MCOV guidelines considering safety hazards, foot traffic patterns, and shortest distance possible;
  • Conduct a MCOV orientation for appropriate site staff.

For more information on the position and TO APPLY:

Apply online via the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472644900

OR

Submit your resume to Fema-careers@fema.dhs.gov and write “Mobile Communications Vehicle Operator” in the subject line.

For information on other opportunities with FEMA, visit Careers.fema.gov

4 responses to “FEMA Job Opening

Posted by Julie Challender

Hi my name is Julie Challender I’m looking to help out in disasters . Aka Harvey and Irma . I have thirty years experience in Emergency medicine . One as a paramedic then working in the Emergency room. I also have lots of other certications including mass causalities Trauma, Fire 1 and Fire 2. Disaster command. Triage. And Rescue and Rexovery. And counseling . I would like to be in disaster relief or Emercency Mangament for the two year period or longer. I look forward to hearing from you . Julie Challlender

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Posted by POAM

Hey Julie, if you are interested in the job listed please apply using the methods mentioned in the posting. Thank you!

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Posted by William kessel

Hello my name is Bill Kessel I am looking to help in Houston tx I have a class a CDL I can drive RV Tractor trailer Tri Axle dump truck and front end loader I have over 30 yrs exp clean licence an over 2.5 million miles accident free driving i am also a licenced security guard no criminal record and can be bonded call me asap with details and compensation i can leave asap 717 348 8343

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Posted by POAM

Hey Bill! You can apply online via the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472644900

OR

Submit your resume to Fema-careers@fema.dhs.gov and write “Mobile Communications Vehicle Operator” in the subject line!

Thanks for your comment!

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 4:13 PM

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