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    The ideal leader for this position will possess the professional experience to address long-term risks caused by disasters through mitigation planning efforts, application of building codes and environmental standards to enhance the resiliency of states, tribes, territories, and communities. Oversight of $1 billion in grant programs.  This position starts at a salary of $154,687 (GS-15).

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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    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 Mitigation Division Director within FEMA Region 9, advancing disaster resilience through innovative partnerships and creative application of federal and other resources. The ideal candidate for this position will be well-versed in pre- and post-disaster mitigation efforts, urban planning, architecture or building sciences, and have experience in leading people within an organization. Typical assignments include:

    • Managing all aspects of the regional Mitigation Division, overseeing programs related to: Risk Analysis, Hazard Mitigation Assistance, Floodplain Management and Insurance, and Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation.
    • Serving as the resilience subject matter expert in the region, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the fields of urban planning and building sciences to ensure the region applies a resilience lens across all activities, identifying the region’s resilience challenges and bringing together cross-sector stakeholders to develop solutions.
    • Advocating for the implementation of resilience programs to engage all stakeholders in reducing the frequency, severity, and cost of disasters.
    • Providing direct oversight on funding for eligible mitigation projects that reduce disaster losses to disaster-impacted State, local, tribal, territorial, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector partners.
    • Ensuring regional mitigation operations are executed in accordance with agency guidance and that they follow emergency management-related directives, federal regulations, and environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Travel up to 50% may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584965500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.