The incumbent of this position serves as the Assistant Administrator, Resilience Business Operations, Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Resilience includes several programs that provide risk information, planning and capacity building, federal insurance, and risk reduction investments, all aimed at building a more resilient nation.  The incumbent provides executive leadership, oversight and supervision of core business operations that support the Resilience mission. These core business operations include budget formulation and execution, organizational structure, personnel management (including diversity, equity and inclusion), equipment and facilities management, procurement, information technology (IT), security, safety, travel, administrative services, disaster staffing and readiness and other business-related matters.

The incumbent provides direction and oversight of all business operations activities (i.e., human capital, budget, procurement, administrative, IT, etc.) within Resilience. Responsible for creating common business processes to increase efficiencies across Resilience. Advises, counsels, guides, and instructs senior leadership and all managers on the policies and procedures within these functions. Briefs senior leadership on business operation matters and provides advice and recommendations on resolving complex matters.

The incumbent represents Resilience on senior level governance bodies related to business operations (e.g., Human Capital Governance Board, IT Governance Board, Real Property Governance Board, etc.).

The incumbent advises leadership on all human capital issues affecting Resilience, including optimizing the organizational design structure; tracking, prioritizing, and expediting hiring actions; and representing Resilience on all senior level governance bodies pertaining to human capital issues.  Set Resilience policies in regard to professional development, awards, and other related human capital issues in line with federal, departmental, agency, and Resilience standards, including those related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the coordination of disaster staffing and readiness across Resilience, to include soliciting and identifying staff during disasters, ensuring all employees in Resilience are assigned a disaster title, orienting all employees on the logistics associated with deployments, providing situational awareness and reporting of disaster deployments and activities across Resilience.

The incumbent provides leadership with guidance on short-and long-range budgetary activities and ensures that Resilience’s multi-billion-dollar budget supports leadership priorities.  Works closely with FEMA’s Office of Policy and Program Analysis (OPPA), Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) and Resilience strategic planning to oversee the Programming, Budgeting, and Execution portions of FEMA’s Planning Programming Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) cycle within Resilience.  Directs and oversees the review, consolidation, formulation. and presentation of Resilience’s budget proposal for review and approval by FEMA, DHS, OMB and Congress. Directs the execution, allocation, and control of the obligation of funds appropriated to Resilience.

The incumbent maintains up-to-date knowledge of important legislative, budgetary, Federal, State or local developments and actions which could affect policy, programs, missions and activities; Reviews relevant documents and other materials; participates in the study and analysis of the resilience operations; develops senior-level briefings and guidance.

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.

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