Job Overview

Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.

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.

DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.

To learn more about what FEMA does visit http://www.fema.gov/about/index.shtm#0

How You Can Lead the Way

Serves as FEMA’s Chief Information Officer and has oversight responsibilities for all FEMA information systems from planning, budgeting, development, and operations in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, President’s Management Agenda, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directives, and other regulatory requirements.

 

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Duties

Serves as FEMA’s Chief Information Officer and has oversight responsibilities for all FEMA information systems from planning, budgeting, development, and operations in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, President’s Management Agenda, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directives, and other regulatory requirements.

 

Works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer and is responsible for participating in the coordination and integration of policies, guidelines, procedures and activities to ensure effective, efficient, secure and economical information management planning, acquisition and management in support of FEMA mission and objectives.

 

Provides leadership and oversight of FEMA IT investments and system development activities.  Responsible for the development and implementation of agency-wide IT project management procedures, tools, templates, activities, and infrastructure to align agency internal business practices with DHS regulations and policies.

 

The IT Division has responsibility for design, operation, maintenance, and integration of information systems, which enables the FEMA Administrator/Deputy Administrator to carry out the Agency’s mission.

 

The Chief Information Officer has responsibility for reviewing program goals, policy plans, resource needs, and in the allocation and effectiveness of resources.  Recommends policies and activities to assure maximum information systems capabilities and application of state-of-the-art technology to satisfy FEMA operating system mission requirements.

 

The Chief Information Officer speaks authoritatively in meetings with the FEMA senior leadership, representatives of other government agencies, State and local officials, and other outside groups. 

 

Responsible for fulfilling all EEO requirements and responsibilities as follows:  (a) carrying out EEO policies and communicating support of these policies to subordinates; (b) assuring equality in determining qualification, selections, assignments, training, promotions, details, discipline, and awards to employees; (c) cooperating and participating fully in the development of an EEO affirmative action plan and efforts regarding staffing, motivation and training to develop all employees; (d) ensuring that minorities and women are considered for training opportunities and are also nominated/appointed to boards and committees; and (e) coordination of efforts with EEO official during the development and execution of policies affecting personnel.