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    The ideal candidate will have experience in internal investigations, labor employee relations, budget formulation, strategic planning, and working with high-level staff and be a detail-oriented, analytical thinker with strong communication skills. This position starts at a salary of $137,849 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) 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 the Deputy Director, and will be responsible for policy development, oversight, and management of investigations concerning allegations of criminal and non-criminal internal misconduct involving any FEMA employee or contractor, not subject to investigation by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and has primary responsibility for conducting such investigations, in support of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), within FEMA's Office of the Administrator.  Typical assignments include:

    • Overseeing the Agency's investigation and accountability for discipline and OPR Program compliance and internal oversight.
    • Leading, directing, planning, coordinating and overseeing the full spectrum of criminal and administrative investigative activities and operations.
    • Supervising and directing a staff of government investigators, analysts and other support personnel.
    • Overseeing coordinating of investigations with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and other law enforcement agencies.
    • Overseeing the evaluation of FEMA's internal compliance controls to determine the extent to which development of an internal audit and inspection capability would help close potential gaps.
    • Ensuring the development of policies, procedures, standards and criteria for conducting internal investigation; overseeing administration of OPR contracts; performing and/or conducting special studies; coordinating activities; and managing employees.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position may require non-emergency travel (10%)

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555771600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.