Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time

  • Serves as Deputy Chief, Office of Homeland Security, with responsibility for leading, managing, resourcing, and synchronizing five national United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) programs.
  • As the Deputy has global responsibility in managing disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery dealing with critical infrastructure and security of Corps facilities.
  • Develops Corps-wide policy on matters of Emergency Management, Flood Control and Coastal Emergency, National Flood Risk Management Program, Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Program and the National Emergency Preparedness.
  • In addition, serves on as the Chief of the Flood Risk Management Team providing managerial decisions that impact extensive security compliance applications and related programing concerning the Corps Civil Works critical infrastructure.
  • Leads the USACE Emergency Management, Flood Risk Management and Critical Infrastructure Management Communities of Practice.
  • Develops policies and procedures and provide guidance to high-ranking management officials, senior leadership and other organizations and stakeholders.
  • Establishes policies and priorities and conducts both short- and long-range planning for facilities, equipment, manpower and funding resources necessary to accomplish the mission.
  • Represents the agency in natural disaster communications within USACE and other federal partners such as FEMA, Office of Management and Budget (OMB and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Incumbent is responsible for leading and supervising and performance management a team comprised of six to eight personnel of various grade levels.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A pre-employment and recurring comprehensive background investigation.
  • The duties of this position meet the criteria for compliance with Federal and Department of the Army Drug Free Workplace Programs. This position is subject to a pre-employment screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which includes: serving as Deputy Chief and Business Line Manager in managing, leading, integrating and coordinating emergency management/flood risk management programs in areas of responsibility which includes Civil Works and Water resources critical infrastructure, preparedness, recovery, response, security compliance applications, and mitigation efforts within the command's realm; developing policies, plans, processes, procedures to better equip and inform command to ensure compliance, performance, preparedness and continuity of operations; and providing/performing supervisory/managerial oversight for the personnel management of civilian and military staff.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability to lead or supervise
  • Communications
  • Environmental Management
  • Resilience

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • One year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 51 - General Administration and Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • A recruitment incentive OR relocation incentive MAY BE authorized.
  • Telework eligible in accordance with organization's policy.

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