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

The incumbent is charged with managing a robust financial and business grant management operation to standardize and centralize FEMA’s grants management, oversight, analysis, and administration.  As the Agency’s secondary grants officer and technical expert for financial and business processes, the incumbent directs and oversees the development, coordination and evaluation of grant policies, regulations, and procedures to effectively support the accomplishment of FEMA’s all hazards mission.  The incumbent ensures financial, statutory and regulatory compliance in the Agency’s grants and assistance activities and provides executive direction and advice to subordinate staff throughout the Directorate. 

The incumbent is responsible for managing the financial and business processes of a multi-billion dollar portfolio of Federal assistance programs including both disaster and non-disaster grant programs across all FEMA Directorates. 

 

Duties

Plans, assigns, directs, coordinates and evaluates activities carried out by the

Grants Management

[CPL1] Division.  Develops organizational plans, budgets, and fund control methods to carry out the work of the Division.  Prescribes and directs activities to identify innovative methods for carrying out the functions and responsibilities of the directorate in an austere budget environment.

Establishes criteria and directs continuous review of grants and assistance financial and business policies and processes.  Develops and institutes a professional development program for the Division and regional staff so that grants and assistance activities remain within delegated authority and are effectively carried out.  Establishes and maintains career management programs that will result in a highly qualified, well managed, and professional grants and assistance workforce.

Serves as a primary grants and assistance officer for FEMA, as delegated by the FEMA Administrator, to execute all grant and assistance awards, re-delegating this authority as deemed necessary to headquarters and regional personnel.   Holds an assistance warrant issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Serves as the lead for developing all financial and business policies related to FEMA’s grant portfolio.  This portfolio includes more than 50 disaster and non-disaster grant programs across the preparedness, response and recovery spectrum.   Oversees the financial grants management activities for GPD programs, while also ensuring appropriate financial, legal, and other reviews and compliance with specialized issues established by law, regulations and OMB circulars.

Oversees financial monitoring as well as reporting and closeout requirements for the federal assistance programs within the Grant Programs Directorate.