About the Agency
When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
The ideal candidate has managerial experience providing leadership and implementation of Recovery Programs with Federal, State and local emergency management organizations and experience directing a program with multi-million dollar level of resources. This position starts at a salary of $115,652 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 2 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 provide supervisory oversight for a regional staff that performs work involved in managing, and coordinating with other entities the recovery from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents. Typical assignments include:
- Providing technical and administrative supervision to a regional staff that engaged in assisting individuals and/or communities by providing disaster support and delivering disaster assistance resulting from intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
- Serving as a senior-level advisor to the Regional Administrator (RA) and Deputy Regional Administrator (DRA) on recovery issues.
- Interacting with the tribal, state territorial and local emergency management directors and their senior staffs; providing updates on policy procedure changes, feedback on operational issues, advising and counseling on declaration request preparation and resolving conflicts that arise to the senior level.
- Exercising supervisory responsibility for ensuring regional recovery operations are executed in accordance with headquarters, guidance and that they follow emergency management-related directives, regulations, policies, laws, standards and guidance in order to provide survivor-centric assistance.
- Directing emergency recovery operations, and ensures functional responsibilities are executed within the Stafford Act, as amended, and PPD-8, which results in the delivery of effective recovery support services to disaster-impacted Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
- Exercising technical and administrative supervisory controls that are in keeping with a first level supervisory position, including providing subordinates the requirements and descriptions of the work to be performed and tracking progress.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional non-emergency travel may be required