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    The ideal candidate for this position has strong skills in providing assistance for all grant development and administration functions related to a variety of grants as well as managing, directing, and supervising staff.  This position starts at a salary of $120,755 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region Five team 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 the Chief of the Grant Services Branch to supervise staff responsible for supporting the financial management of Federal preparedness assistance program activities. Typical assignments include:

    • Leading the effort to provide advice and assistance to individual grantees, institutions, and administrative staffs within and outside of FEMA.
    • Answering questions and resolving problems requiring judgment, knowledge of the subject matter, as well as complex grants management policies, and processes at FEMA.   
    • Resolving complex issues related to the financial, administrative, and programmatic aspects of agency grant programs.
    • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with internal procedures covering legislative program requirements, statutory and administrative requirements, and program guidance, including adherence to grant conditions, grant expenditure approvals, grant project periods, de-obligations, and release of grant funds.
    • Leading reviews of grantee accounting systems, including on-site monitoring visits and in-house financial reviews, to provide financial advice and to recommend changes in grantees’ financial policies and procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1109 Grants Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/615046600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.