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    This is a Senior Executive Service position located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Regional Offices, Region II.  The Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator reports directly to the Regional Administrator and leads and coordinates all recovery issues as they relate to the overall mission of FEMA during disaster recovery field operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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    Serve as the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator on all recovery issues as they relate to supporting the commonwealth, local governments and affected communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and implement the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) and related functions.  The incumbent ensures timely delivery of all federal disaster relief assistance while facilitating coordinated response efforts across tribal, state, territorial and/or local governments.  The incumbent partners with and supports the Tribal and/or State Recovery Coordinator (TRC/SRC) and the Local Recovery Managers (LRM) to facilitate disaster recovery in an impacted area or state. 

    Key duties and responsibilities of the incumbent include the following:

    • Facilitate disaster recovery coordination and collaboration between federal, state and local governments, the private sector, voluntary organizations, faith-based and community organizations.
    • Advise the Governor on the status of Federal recovery and manage social media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, partners, and the general public.
    • Establish communication links with media and elected officials and implement appropriate financial controls to coordinate and monitor Federal program and administrative activities.
    • Facilitate federal funding streams and solutions to assistance gaps and overlaps to maximize the benefit from federal funds that an impacted community is qualified to receive, help prevent recovery delays, resolve conflicts to the maximum extent possible, and help eliminate possible duplication of federal assistance.
    • Lead the development of Strategic Recovery Support Strategy for disasters involving complex recovery activities.

    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

    75% or less - This position may require extensive travel throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568817800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.