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Emergency Management Institute Superintendent

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 is seeking talented individuals who are eager to assist disaster survivors as the Superintendent of the Emergency Management Institute.  This position is located in Emmitsburg, MD.

The individual in this position serves as the program executive responsible for ensuring the Emergency Management Institute fulfills its mission in support of national preparedness.  This individual will develop and deliver training courses, to include: trainings through a variety of technologies-at-a-distance, trainings in-residence, field-deployed trainings, disaster field trainings, and trainings developed for deployment within State and local emergency management training programs. This position starts at a salary of $129,148.

Position Responsibilities

·        Develops and implements goals in support of the mission of the Agency; develops organizational plans; utilizes and secures resources; applies state-of-the-art technology to satisfy the operational requirements of FEMA and the Agency's training programs
·        Directs and develops policy, plans and goal recommendations for short- and long- range planning in support of the FEMA Strategic plan
·        Provides leadership in the design, development and delivery of professional development opportunities that are necessary to ensure individuals and groups with key first responder, emergency management and homeland security responsibilities (including FEMA employees) have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform their jobs effectively
·        Directs and manages a close partnership with Federal, State, local and tribal emergency managers in the identification of training needs and the development of courses to meet those needs
·        Directs the review, evaluation and effectiveness of training programs and staff and  supports the implementation of training programs through FEMA Regional Offices and Joint Field Offices
·        Directs and oversees multi-million dollar training programs and technical assistance contracts.  Assures that adequate internal controls are in place to prevent waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse
·        Maintains cooperative relationships with professional organizations to include the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM),  the Association of State Flood Plane managers (ASFPM) and other such prominent whole community partners and stakeholders
·        Performs senior emergency management assignments, as required, and supports the implementation of Agency policies and programs
·        Works closely with the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy in establishing priorities, programs and initiatives related to the management and administration of the National Emergency Training Center

Knowledge and/or Experience Required
Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed here. Narrative responses to the mandatory Technical Qualifications should not exceed 6 pages total.  Narrative responses to the Executive Core Qualifications should not exceed 10 pages total.

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