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    The ideal candidate for this position will  have experience working with a large, diverse workforce in disaster response operations, planning, and logistics. This position starts at a salary of $156,235 (GS-15). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of Region IX Response Division 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 role you will serve as the Response Division Director and member of the leadership team for Region IX, providing direction, guidance, and technical assistance on disaster planning, operations, logistics, and implementing FEMA Disaster Operations programs, in coordination with Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, and local partners. Typical assignments include:

    • Supporting the Regional Administrator in exercising authority for leading coordinated and effective disaster operations in response to all-hazards and serving as the Region's authority on the interpretation and application of FEMA's policies for Disaster Operations related functions.
    • Providing exceptional leadership for all Response Division employees, empowering subordinate Branch Chiefs to implement programs, while caring for the well-being and morale of the Division’s workforce.
    • Developing, tracking, and adjusting Response Division strategic priorities, goals, and objectives through annual and multi-year planning initiatives, and contributing to the advancement of Region 9 positions in national-level response policy discussions.
    • Overseeing the multi-year deliberate planning process for all Regional disaster plans in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, including maturing the ability to better operationalize plans, associated task forces, and playbooks, both for CONUS and OCONUS response requirements.
    • Ensuring the Region's logistical requirements are met in coordination with  partners, including pre-positioned disaster supplies and immediate response resources.
    • Monitoring, altering, and advising the Regional Administrator, FEMA Headquarters, and other partners on potential emerging threats, developments, and no notice disasters, which could require a change to the Region’s response posture. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required up to 25% of the time

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/614010900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.