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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Information Technology computer environment and application software both require diligent and professional oversight due to the advancing age of the legacy system and the growing focus on privacy, auditability, compliance, privacy and security. Due to the importance of ensuring an effective and secure legacy system environment and additionally to envision and direct an achievable path-forward for the development of a modernized technology solution for the NFIP, FEMA requires a technologically versed, seasoned senior level program executive. There are numerous areas of management and oversight for which the Senior Leader will be accountable within the NFIP IT Program Management Office (PMO). Additionally, declarative decision-making and political deftness is fundamental to addressing disparate objectives and positions to successfully bring them to closure.Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the FIMA team within FEMA.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: 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.
The incumbent will be expected to provide senior leadership, coordination, and strategic planning to accomplish agency and administration goals and objectives; directing the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) IT Program Management Office (PMO) laying the foundation for transition from the existing legacy system as the System of Record (SOR) to the NextGen as SOR. This Senior Advisor position is a key position on the Federal Insurance Mitigation Agency (FIMA) management team to accomplish the goals of the organization and take direction from an Executive Steering Committee (ESC), and will be provide the following senior level management activities:
- Understand DHS and FEMA initiatives in order to direct the program management needed to support those initiatives. Collaborate across teams as needed to deliver innovative and high quality solutions in a timely and a cost effective manner.
- Develop and implement strategies that enable continuous quality and productivity improvement for the legacy NFIP system maintenance and operation.
- Work directly with all appropriate auditors in support of annual IT audits and ensure that audit process is accurately followed and that FEMA stakeholders are adequately and professionally represented.
- Build strong working relationships with various cross functional groups throughout DHS and FEMA, and work closely with FEMA’s Federal Insurance business unit to ensure successful implementation of a modernized computer and software environment to support the NFIP.
- Manage a team of senior level project and functional managers comprised of both government and contractor personnel to support the legacy system. These individuals will provide program management, security, maintenance and operational expertise.
- Manage and direct the accurate and timely reporting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Government Accountability Office (GAO), NFIP IT SS Executive Steering Committee (ESC), biweekly updates to the FIMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance and other such reporting as deemed appropriate.
- Manage and direct the accurate and timely updates to all financial reporting, program monitoring and investment management systems as required.
- Participate in the numerous conferences and committee meetings that are a key part of the NFIP’s outreach and communication efforts. The purpose is to solicit industry input and apprise industry of relevant NFIP IT related information.
- Understand the overall business and strategic initiative goals as well as the timelines of those goals. Develop effective and reliable metrics for measuring program and project progress towards those goals.
- Build and maintain positive, success driven relationships with contractors who support the NFIP IT PMO, contractors who support FIMA and its business processes, Write Your Own (WYO) insurance companies, flood industry contractors who support the WYOs, and other stakeholders involved with the NFIP.