Assistant Administrator for Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Open & closing dates
09/09/2022 to 10/08/2022
$163,333 – $203,700 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yes—as determined by the agency policy.
Occasional travel – This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes—Relocation expenses MAY be authorized.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
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This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Office of Resilience. The incumbent serves as the Assistant Administrator, Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation, and reports directly to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Resilience.
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This job is open to
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
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You must complete the application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. This Senior Executive Service job is open to: U.S. Citizens (all qualified U.S. Citizens).
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. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
The incumbent provides executive leadership, oversight and supervision for the development and administration of regulations, policies and procedures for all FEMA programs and facilities to ensure legally defensible environmental and historic preservation compliance, minimizing risks from environmental and climate hazards by ensuring environmental concerns are part of FEMA program decision making. The Environmental and Historic Preservation responsibilities include compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management, Executive Order 12898, Environmental Justice, Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the Coastal Barrier Resource Act (CBRA) and others.
On behalf of the FEMA Administrator, serves as focal point through which all environmental program and project actions receive effective central coordination and decision. Decisions may include resource expenditures, the timing of major events, priority of projects and plans, and projects that should be initiated, dropped, or postponed. Incumbent also ensures that appropriate long-range planning is coordinated and accomplished, and that there is maximum and efficient utilization of available resources.
The incumbent is responsible for the overall management of the FEMA’s Environmental and Historic Preservation personnel resources. The Assistant Administrator directs and evaluates programs, supervisory and subordinate staff in terms of program accomplishments and adherence to appropriate regulations and policies. Holds staff responsible for performance within their areas and appropriately recognizes performance. Motivates subordinate managers to incorporate vision, strategic planning, and elements of quality management into the full range of their activities. Assures a comprehensive approach to problem resolution, calling to the attention of leadership significant policy and personnel matters. Presents unresolved problems or conflicting interests to leadership with a recommendation for final determination and course of action.
The Assistant Administrator is responsible for identification, management and utilization of program dollars. He/She is charged with recommending the most efficient and effective use of dollars spent for fund expenditures and expenses to attain maximum utilization of funds. Current technologies must be monitored and evaluated to recommend system and operations improvements within the context of Presidential guidance and legislative requirements.
The incumbent serves as the principal point of contact with the Department of Homeland Security on environmental compliance and climate responsibilities and assurance that FEMA meets Department requirements to maintain delegation of Agency authority under DHS Directive 023-1, Implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, to maintain and manage an Agency-wide environmental program.