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    This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located within FEMA’s Recovery Directorate.  The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge and experience necessary to be responsible for the successful implementation of critical operational programs necessary to support the Federal government's role in the short and long-term recovery from disasters and/or national security emergencies throughout the United States. 

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    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. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    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 Recovery Directorate is the organizational element within FEMA that is responsible for coordinating the delivery of a full range of disaster recovery assistance programs for disaster survivors and the public and private sectors.  This includes Individual and Public Assistance Programs, the coordination of mass care and emergency services and voluntary agency activities in disaster operations, the Agency's Fire Management Assistance Program, management of Service Centers in Texas, Maryland and Virginia, coordination across FEMA Regional Offices, and the development of policy and/or procedural systems  to address unprecedented response and recovery situations.

    The Deputy Assistant Administrator, Recovery is responsible for fully participating in the development, management, direction and evaluation of the Directorate's programs and activities.  The incumbent, in conjunction with the Assistant Administrator, serves as the focal point for coordination, decision making and continuous improvement.  He/She shares responsibility for strategic planning, policy development, budget preparation and execution, procurement and contracting processes, personnel management and reports and briefings to Congress as required.

    Typical assignments include:

    1)  Directing and overseeing the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Agency's Individual and Public Assistance     

         Programs, including directing technical standby assistance contractors.

    2)  Supporting the implementation of the National Response Framework and National Disaster Recovery Framework.

    3)  Ensuring the deployment readiness of all Recovery cadres and establishing executable plans for augmenting the disaster workforce, including the use of   

         interagency personnel.

    4)  Actively filling key leadership positions in support of disaster operations and the continuity of operations.

    5)  Development and implementation of the Agency's Fire Management Assistance Program.

    6) Directing development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures for the programmatic closeout of Individual Assistance and Public

         Assistance programs upon completion of all program delivery actions.

    7)  Directing development and implementation of program evaluations, risk analysis, customer satisfaction surveys and training and credentialing activities for disaster assistance programs.

    8)  Directing development and implementation of programs, plans, policies, and procedures for the Agency's Service Centers (Texas, Maryland, and Virginia).

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513827300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.