FEMA seeks regional administrator in California

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a regional administrator in Oakland, California, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday.

The full-time position requires occasional travel for emergencies and non-emergencies.

The person hired will serve as the regional administrator of one of the 10 regional offices of FEMA, representing the administrator of FEMA at local and state levels. The administrator will establish a regional, all-hazards emergency management system of recovery, mitigation, preparedness and response by working with federal, state, local and tribal agencies, business and industry groups and local volunteer organizations.

The individual hired for the position will serve as the administrator for FEMA Region IX, which includes Nevada, Hawaii, California, Arizona, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and more than 150 sovereign tribal entities.

The regional administrator will administer regional comprehensive emergency preparedness programs, disaster preparedness, response and recovery activities, regional floodplain management and hazard mitigation programs, the National Flood Insurance Program, hazardous materials programs, regional radiology emergency preparedness programs and chemical stockpile emergency preparedness programs.

Applicants must provide evidence of appropriate, progressively responsible leadership experience and a comprehensive narrative statement addressing mandatory technical and executive core qualifications. Technical qualifications include comprehensive knowledge of emergency management activities in the U.S., the ability to work with diverse interests and knowledge of organization and program management principles. Executive core qualifications include the ability to lead change, lead people, be results driven, apply business acumen and build coalitions.