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    This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located within FEMA United States Fire Administration (USFA). Within the authorities of 15 U.S.C. 2206, National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control (2013) and under the direction of the U.S. Fire Administrator, the Superintendent is authorized to direct the program of the Academy. 

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    In accordance with PL93-498, the Superintendent is responsible for advancing the professional development of fire service personnel and of other persons engaged in fire prevention and control activities. This is accomplished by the development and delivery of an educational program which is offered at a resident campus, through distance learning options, and in the field.

    This is accomplished through the various divisions engaged in curriculum development and course evaluation; resident course delivery in the areas of all hazard emergency incident management; emergency organization leadership, management and executive development; related instructor qualifications development; and an outreach delivery program which includes off-site course delivery and advanced educational programs at academic institutions.

    As the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, United States Fire Administration (USFA), you will provide executive management and oversight of the Academy's programs.  Specific duties include:

    • Providing senior leadership to staff responsible for the establishment, development and delivery of adult educational programs offered by the National Fire Academy at a resident campus, off-site delivery and through distance learning;
    • Formulating strategic and operational plans and policies for the USFA and FEMA and implementing them as they apply to the National Fire Academy;
    • Directing an extensive outreach program to build and maintaining a strong supportive partnership with National, Federal, State, Tribal and local stakeholders, and;
    • Collaborating with State and local government officials and emergency responders in order to ensure relevant, timely, advanced and up-to-date training is developed and delivered through grants and other agreements. 

    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


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559811300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.