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    The mission of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is to fairly and appropriately evaluate evidence of alleged misconduct committed by employees within OPR's jurisdiction, and when supported by evidence, propose appropriate levels of discipline.

    The incumbent of this position, will exercise leadership in the administration, management, and oversight of comprehensive functions, policies and services of OPR.  The incumbent is responsible for the planning, directing, tracking and coordination of integrity assurance and investigative programs within FEMA.   Typical duties consist of the following:

    • Establish plans and practices to effectively carry out the mission of OPR while assuring the effective and efficient use of allocated resources, adherence to FEMA policies and objectives, and an understanding of and support of the goals of the Department and Administration.
    • Oversees investigations into allegations of misconduct of all FEMA employees to enable fair and impartial examination.  Provides overarching oversight and accountability of the disciplinary or adverse actions processes following substantiated allegations of misconduct.
    • Provide oversight of the Disciplinary Review Board to address substantiated allegations of misconduct concerning senior level officials.
    • Develop Standard Operating Procedures to allow intake and distribution of all complaints to appropriate office for investigations.  Monitor the lifecycle of these actions.
    • Ensure investigative personnel are routinely trained and current on all Quality Standards of investigations and conduct.
    • Interface with DHS IG and other OPRs throughout DHS.
    • Develop new or revise policy and procedural documents to incorporate newly issued or modified guidance from OPM, DHS, or elsewhere.

    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.

    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/518021000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.