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    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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    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.

    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.

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 4 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

    The Education Sector Division Director will lead and provide oversight to the Education Sector within the Community Services Directorate. The Director will work directly with Education Stakeholders and partners including but not limited to the Puerto Rico Department of Education, the University of Puerto Rico, the Council on Education and other Territory Private Non-Profit school partners to ensure the Education Community is resilient. The Education Sector Director will direct the implementation and delivery of post disaster recovery programs, including, but not limited to the Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, Environmental and Historic Preservation and advance policies directly related to the implementation of such programs. The Director will interface directly with cabinet level government officials to provide guidance and technical assistance that is actionable and on which stakeholders can base their strategic decision making regarding emergency management and recovery. The Education Director will direct, supervise, motivate and empower a multidisciplinary and technical staff to achieve organizational results in a high-pressure, time constrained environment with a sense of urgency and highly competing demands.

    Typical duties will include:

    • Working directly with the primary, secondary and university and private non-profit schools, as well as the public and private universities to develop support strategies in the providing technical assistance and training including but not limited to the, recovery from, and/or mitigation of disasters, other hazards, or natural incidents.
    • Serving as principal advisor to the Joint Recovery Office leadership on recovery emergency management issues pertaining to education and on recovery of public and private non-profit school infrastructure.
    • Advising, collaborating and negotiating with Federal, State, and Territorial senior-level executives and officials regarding education capabilities, requirements and shortfalls regarding disaster recovery and education standards, including providing guidance based on disaster programs statutes, regulations and policies.
    • Collaborating with FEMA mitigation, public assistance, and environmental and historical preservation programs to provide technical advice and guidance impacting schools and to arrive at solutions that provide holistic resiliency to schools in Puerto Rico.
    • Coordinating with emergency management partners across the spectrum of recovery to guide improvements to the delivery of education throughout Puerto Rico and to develop and implement a strategy to increase the resiliency of educational facilities.
    • Providing administrative and technical supervision to multidisciplinary staff in the Recovery Office. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523620700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.