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    This is a Senior Executive Service position located within FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate.  The candidate will possess the skills and experience necessary to oversee the Emergency Management Institute.  Incumbent is also responsible for directing the development and administration of a comprehensive, all hazards program of emergency management training courses for Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials, as well as private citizens.

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    The incumbent has the responsibility for the development and delivery of training courses through a variety of technologies-at-a-distance, as well as in-residence training, field-deployed training, disaster field training, and training developed for deployment within State and local emergency management training programs.

    The incumbent is the program executive responsible for ensuring the Emergency Management Institute fulfills its mission in support of national preparedness.  Key duties and responsibilities of the incumbent include the following:

    • Develops and implements goals in support of the mission of the Agency; develops organizational plans; utilizes and secures resources; applies state-of-the-art technology to satisfy the operational requirements of FEMA and the Agency's training programs;
    • Directs and develops policy, Plans and goal recommendations for short- and long- range planning in support of the FEMA Strategic plan;
    • Provides leadership in the design, development and delivery of professional development opportunities that are necessary to ensure individuals and groups with key first responder, emergency management and homeland security responsibilities (including FEMA employees) have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform their jobs effectively;
    • Directs and manages a close partnership with Federal, State, local and tribal emergency managers in the identification of training needs and the development of courses to meet those needs;
    • Directs the review, evaluation and effectiveness of training programs and staff and  supports the implementation of training programs through FEMA Regional Offices and Joint Field Offices;
    • Directs and oversees multi-million dollar training programs and technical assistance contracts.  Assures that adequate internal controls are in place to prevent waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse;
    • Maintains cooperative relationships with professional organizations to include the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), International Association of Emergency Managers(IAEM),  the Association of State Flood Plane managers (ASFPM) and other such prominent whole community partners and stakeholders
    • Performs senior emergency management assignments, as required, and supports the implementation of Agency policies and programs; and
    • Works closely with the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy in establishing priorities, programs and initiatives related to the management and administration of the National Emergency Training Center. 

    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


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541374800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.