Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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.
Who May Apply
This position is ideal for a professional who has experience in the planning and administration of a variety of programs to protect the civilian population and natural resources, minimize the effects of peacetime or wartime disasters and preserve the continuity of constitutional government. This position starts at the salary of $128,241.00 (GS-15 step 1). The full performance level of the position is at the GS-15 grade level. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a key member of the Region II team!
- All U.S. Citizens
- For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
- This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures. Please see vacancy announcement number MG-2013-01992-SEG-840077MP for additional information.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies: 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.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must be able to obtain a Top Secret - SCI security clearance.
- You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
- This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
- Direct Deposit is mandatory.
- Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.
In this position, you will serve as Deputy Regional Administrator of FEMA Region II, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), based in New York, NY., You will participate in the direction, coordination and implementation of all FEMA programs within the region as they relate to mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from natural, accidental, terrorist and wartime civil emergencies. You will be the principal advisor, act for and assume full authority in the absence of the Regional Administrator. Typical responsibilities include:
- Report to the Regional Administrator for the day-to-day direction, management and monitoring of all regional programs and activities, resolution of conflicts and problems, and liaison and assistance to State and Local government officials.
- Coordinate Federal, State, and Local government preparedness for emergencies arising from natural, manmade, or nuclear disaster, domestic or international tension, war, industrial accident, or any other cause
- Play an active and vital role in the formation and development of overall Regional policy covering the mobilization of human, natural, and industrial resources during emergencies, the preparation of emergency plans, and the coordination of emergency operations.
- Provide emergency management assistance to States and Local jurisdictions and authorities, public, and private volunteer groups and citizens; mobilization and direction of emergency support teams and field offices in major disasters.
- Liaison with counterpart officials of bordering or neighboring countries in the interest of U.S. civil defense and emergency
You qualify for this position at the GS-15 level if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 federal level. Specialized experience is described as experience managing the day-to-day operations, including monitoring programs and activities, and supervising staff, which includes resolving conflicts in emergency management/Homeland Security program delivery and disaster operations under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Also, candidate must have demonstrated experience in developing policies related to the mobilization of personnel and response resources during emergencies; managing and maintaining strategic partnerships with outside organizations and key stakeholders; identifying and coordinating preparedness needs, as well as facilitating program implementation and response activities in crisis situations. Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position:
You must have experience managing a large, geographically dispersed organization with a 24/7 emergency management mission.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
Candidates may not substitute education for the required specialized experience in order to qualify for this position.
Background Investigation : To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret - SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
1. Ability to manage and monitor programs and activities, resolve conflict and problems, act as a liaison and provide assistance to State and local government officials for a large organization.
2. Ability to play a vital role in the development of policy covering: mobilization of human, natural and industrial resources during emergencies, and the preparation/coordination of emergency plans and operations.
3. Ability to fulfill a variety of organizational responsibilities.
4. Ability to represent the organization on committees, boards, and councils on emergency preparedness planning, program implementation and response in crisis situations.
Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified : Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well-Qualified : Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified : Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles : If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPMs Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans : Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans preference, please click here .
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select benefits.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
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