Chief Financial Officer
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 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as the primary advisor to the FEMA Administrator and Deputy Administrator on Agency financial management, financial systems, budget and accounting, and internal controls. The CFO coordinates the Agency's financial management program and activities to ensure internal and management controls are adequate and compliant with applicable federal laws.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
NOTICE: AS OF 4/6/17, THE FEMA QUALIFICATIONS FOR SES JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS WERE AMENDED. CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED IN THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT PRIOR TO APPLYING. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS HAVE NOT CHANGED.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.
Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL. The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors:
- Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY
1. Authoritative knowledge of and experience with financial management authorities and regulations, program policy development, and business management functions to include budget development and execution, accounting and finance operations, multi-year contracting and procurement, and recruitment, hiring, and retention for a diverse workforce.
2. Substantive ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills in order to meet and deal effectively with officials at all levels, both within and outside of Government, including but not limited to the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Appropriations Committees.
3. Authoritative knowledge of and experience with program risk management to include internal control over financial management, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of reporting, and compliance.
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.