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FEMA Region 8 works closely with all parts of the community. Here you can learn about the latest initiatives involving private sector partners as well as any new policies which may impact the private sector. 

bowling alley digital sign that says bowl and provides information on how to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.Private sector organizations, including businesses, academia, industry, trade associations, and other nongovernmental organizations, are a critical component in efforts to enhance the nation’s resilience to natural and man-made disasters. FEMA views the private sector as equal – and equally responsible – partners in every phase of emergency management. Not only is the private sector often the primary provider of critical services to the public, it also possesses the knowledge and resources to supplement preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

There are a variety of ways to partner with FEMA and to plug into emergency management efforts at all levels, depending on your organization’s interest and capabilities. Please contact Katie Appenrodt, Region VIII’s private sector liaison at Kathleen.Appenrodt@fema.dhs.gov or at 303-235-4775 for more information.

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Please see the below announcement for an exciting opportunity for a private sector executive to work directly with FEMA Region VIII for a six-month detail to advise the region on how to support private sector operations and coordination immediately following a catastrophic earthquake along the Wasatch Fault in Utah. Region VIII is looking forward to this unique opportunity to tap into the private sector’s expertise and build on existing efforts to engage external partners in catastrophic earthquake planning.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is December 12. Please contact Karinda Washington at Karinda.Washington@hq.dhs.gov or Katie Appenrodt at Kathleen.Appenrodt@fema.dhs.gov or at 303-235-4775 if you have any questions.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeks to bring in one Loaned Executive to provide individual advice to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII on supporting the restoration of lifeline functions immediately following a catastrophic earthquake along the Wasatch Fault in Utah. Such an event will require resources beyond local, state, and Federal Government capabilities and private sector involvement is critical in enabling a rapid and effective response. FEMA values our private sector partners for the unique talents and expertise they bring to survivors and recovery efforts, which are in alignment with FEMA's whole community engagement.

The position is a six-month assignment with the option for a six-month renewal.

Work Schedule:
The loaned executive will work via temporary employment, as defined in 5 CFR § 304.102. The work schedule is full-time, with the option of part-time or intermittent work.


Denver, CO

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of procedures for identifying affected lifelines (entities and structures) after an incident;
  • Identify barriers in real-time information sharing between state, local and Federal Government entities and the private sector;
  • Identify obstacles, interdependencies, and hidden risks that inhibit the restoration of lifelines after an incident;
  • Compile lessons learned and best practices from lifeline restoration personnel; and
  • Assist in the development of procedures that help facilitate the rapid restoration of affected lifelines after an incident.

Eligibility Requirements:
All candidates must have/be:

  • Extensive senior-level expertise in lifeline functions that underpin the most essential functions of business, government, and communities. These lifeline functions include communications, energy, transportation, and water.
  • The successful candidate(s) must be in a current senior-level position, with in-depth knowledge of lifeline operations and restoration.
  • DHS suitability eligible. All clearance issues need to be resolved in advance of the actual assignment to ensure immediate operational engagement.
  • This position requires the filing of a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).

Application Deadline:
December 12, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Application Requirements and How to Apply:
To apply, please e-mail a resume with “Utah Wasatch Fault” in the subject line to loanedexecutive@hq.dhs.gov before 11:59 p.m. EDT of the deadline date.

Whom to Contact for Additional Information:
Karinda L. Washington at Karinda.Washington@hq.dhs.gov.

Additional Content:
In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 9.5 and the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Subpart 3009.5 (48 CFR 30009.507), a potential organizational conflict of interest exists pertaining to the services provided pursuant to this assignment announcement and mitigation may not be possible. HSAR Clauses 3052.209-72 (Organizational Conflict of Interest) and 3052.209-73 (Limitation of Future Contracting) are applicable to this assignment announcement.

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11/25/2014 - 17:09
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