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.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
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  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and at the GS-14 grade levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-12102-SEG-900703MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert in Mitigation Programs looking for an opportunity to oversee and direct mandated programs that impact State, Tribal, and local entities, as well as business, communities and residents.This position will serve as the Deputy Division Director and Branch Chief of the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch within the Mitigation Division of the Regional Office.  This position starts at a salary of $109,022 (GS-14).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region II, Mitigation Division, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

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.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Duties

In this position, you will be responsible for a broad range of managerial authority to determine and allocate resources, to plan direct and supervise, and to make management decision regarding the management and administration of Mitigation Programs within the region.  This person will be responsible for supporting the implementation of policies, regulations and guidance to mitigate the impact of floods, and supporting multi-hazard risk reduction initiatives through Federal, State, Tribal and local government entities.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Serve as Branch Chief of the Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch and Deputy Division Director within the Mitigation Division of the Regional Office.
  • Responsible for a broad range of managerial authority to determine and allocate resources, to plan direct and supervise, and to make management decisions regarding the management and administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) within the region.
  • Responsible for supporting the implementation of policies, regulations and guidance to mitigate the impact of floods, and supporting multi-hazard risk reduction initiatives through Federal, State, Tribal and local government entities.
  • Exercises delegated authority to administer all Public Laws, Executive Orders, Agency legislation and other directives, related to Mitigation programs.  Also, responsible in the absence of the Division Director, for the supervision of staff including, but not limited to the other branch chiefs and other staff.