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 This position is responsible for management, direction and supervision  of Mitigation programs. This position starts at a salary of $120,034 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 4 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.


In this position, you will direct, coordinate and control the activities of the division's employees and assure implementation of program goals and objectives.  Typical assignments include:

  • Exercises full managerial authority to direct, coordinate and control activities of the division’s employees and assure implementation of program goals and objectives. Develops division priorities, goals and objectives through annual multi-year planning documents. Monitors and evaluates progress of work in relationship to these goals and adjusts as needed.
  • Carries out FEMA’s Risk Map strategy to integrate modernized flood maps into community assessment tools and mitigation planning programs. Assures that the funding and delivery systems of the NFIP Community Assistance Program and the Map Modernization System are administered fairly and consistently to each state consistent with the flood risk and the effectiveness of the proposed activity.
  • Directs Mitigation catastrophic disaster planning, specifically but not limited to hurricane and seismic events. Serves on catastrophic planning teams at the Regional and National levels.
  • Works with Headquarters program managers and other regional Mitigation Division Directors to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation programs and to assist in the development of policies and procedures, organization structures to improve the delivery of mitigation programs.

Relocation Authorized

  • No