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    The ideal candidate is a proven leader experienced in ESF-6 and individual assistance functions & programs with skills in motivating and building teams,  and creating & maintaining partnerships with governmental & non-governmental organizations. This position starts at a salary of $109,993. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Regional Recovery teams within FEMA.

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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 a senior-level advisor to the Regional Administrator (RA), Deputy Regional Administrator (DRA) and Recovery Division Director on programmatic and recovery issues. Typical assignments include:

    • Engaging and interrelating with state and tribal emergency management directors, their senior staffs, and other federal departments or agencies to provide information regarding policy or procedural changes; gain feedback on operational challenges; advice and counsel on declaration request preparation; and resolve conflicts that arise to the senior level.
    • Collaborating with emergency management stakeholders to create and sustain relationships; conduct emergency management planning; and improve capabilities to respond to and recover from disasters.
    • Managing components of programs, functions and or activities during crisis response, to include timely provision of life-sustaining services and resources to evacuees and disaster survivors, and activation and execution of recovery operations.
    • Directing, managing and supervising multiple full-time employees, to include setting Individual Assistance (IA) Branch priorities, assigning and evaluating work and project schedules, identifying training requirements of subordinates, taking necessary or minor disciplinary actions to overcome employee challenges or to address complaints while remaining compliant with EEO requirements, and interviewing candidates and recommending selections to fill positions within the IA Branch.  

    Travel Required

    25% or less - 25% or less non-emergency travel 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/588922100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.