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    The goal of USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support. USFA serves the Nation independently, in coordination with other Federal agencies, and in partnership with fire protection and emergency service communities. With a commitment to excellence, USFA provides public education, training, technology, and data initiatives.

    The Deputy Administrator, United States Fire Administration recommends appropriate methods of accomplishing DHS and FEMA policy objectives within the context of existing Federal Fire programs and the priorities and positions of the fire service, requiring extensive discussion with both national, regional and local fire service organizations and with the broader national fire community that not only includes fire departments, but also public and private code organizations, manufacturers, fire protection engineers and institutions, private industry, and the insurance industry.

    The Deputy Administrator, United States Fire Administration coordinates the development, direction, management and evaluation of all USFA programs and staff resources. Responsible for knowledge of and appropriate reaction to all applicable federal statutes and regulations governing the management of programs resources and personnel.  Responsible for maintaining close and continuous contact with public and private sector elements of the national fire community, both to ensure awareness of evolving issues and the multiplicity of organizational and institutional positions and to present and explain current Federal fire programs and policies as well as their underlying rationale. Develops a successful integration of key national and agency goals with fire service and fire community objectives and priorities. Based upon this, must develop an overall program plan which prioritizes and makes more effective use of USFA programs and resources in achieving the stated objectives. Key elements in such a plan must include appropriate strategies by reacting to contingencies that may impact on program execution and maximizing leverage to achieve impact through involving national, state and local public and private sector organizations in USFA program initiatives.

    In conjunction with the Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration, and acting on his/her behalf, must present, defend and articulate USFA programs and associated resource requirements to the FEMA Administrator, his/her immediate staff, other agencies, as appropriate, and key members of Congress and their staff. When required or directed, must present and defend USFA programs and policies in regulatory and legislative proceedings at the national and local level and with the media.

    Based on guidance provided by the Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration, incumbent is responsible for overall management of the USFA’s programs and resources. Directs the proper implementation of congressional, executive branch, and agency budgetary, administrative (i.e., procurement, travel, printing, etc.) and personnel regulations and policies. Directs and evaluates all USFA programs and both supervisory and subordinate staff, both in terms of program accomplishment of USFA program objectives and in terms of adherence to appropriate regulation and policies.

    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/550098200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.