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    This position starts at a salary of $137,849 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Procurement Officer team within FEMA.

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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.

    In this position, you will serve as Deputy Director Deputy Director for Disaster and Field Operations and are responsible for leading, directing, and accomplishing established goals for the organization. In this capacity, the incumbent oversees operations, sets strategic priorities, makes sound business decisions, and brings about organizational change aligned to FEMA's mission. Typical assignments include:

    • Managing acquisition operations inclusive of contract specialists who are responsible for pre- and post-award contract activities
    • Serving as an authority for the implementation of acquisition policy and regulations for headquarters and Regional Offices to include making technical decisions.
    • Providing administrative direction and guidance on contracting authorities and serving as a principle contracting advisor to senior officials on all procurement matters.
    • Directing subordinate managers to provide briefings, technical advice, training, and support to staff on contracting practices and procedures for procurement activities.
    • Resolving informal complaints and grievances.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533556200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.