EPA seeks to hire Office of Emergency Management director

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to hire a director for its Office of Emergency Management (OEM)in Washington, D.C., according to a job posting that opened on Wednesday.

This is a senior executive service (SES) position within the federal government. The EPA OEM is largely responsible for implementation of the Oil Prevention Program that falls under the Clean Water Act, and the office oversees the National Emergency Response and Removal Program and the National Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Programs.

Basic requirements for this position are that the candidate is a citizen of the United States and that they pass pre-employment drug tests and background checks. The director is responsible for directing national programs and those that deal with the community's right to know, chairing the National Response Team, coordinating and directing agency-wide response to national and international events of significance and ensuring that the preparation of guidance and regulation as necessary is completed.

The director will also establish contacts at the highest official levels to develop information, and he or she will represent the agency in all levels of government among other responsibilities.

Additional requirements for this position include one year of experience at a similar level of work of this position that instilled a progression of leadership responsibilities up to the senior level of management.

In order to be qualified for a SES position, candidates must establish knowledge and experience as put forth by the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) which include the ability to lead people toward the goals of the agency, the ability to bring about strategic change that helps to reach organizational goals, the ability make decisions that yield high level results, the knowledge and ability to utilize human, financial and information resources in a strategic fashion and the ability to build partnerships within the agency and between agencies.

Technical qualifications for this position include experience with environmental regulatory programs or emergency preparedness and response programs, experience interacting with high ranking officials within international and domestic governments at all levels and the ability to engage with stakeholders and utilizing communication channels.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and responses to questionnaires regarding technical and executive qualifications.