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    Summary

    THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM IT'S ORIGINAL CLOSING DATE OF OCTOBER 8, 2019 TO OCTOBER 15, 2019.

    The National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) responds to different levels of disasters based on various criteria including:  scope of impact, geographic size and extent of required Federal assistance.  The National IMAT Leader (West) manages, directs, coordinates and integrates Federal Efforts with State and local response.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent is the direct representative of the President, Secretary of Homeland Security and FEMA Administrator during deployed disaster operations. 

    Serves as the Leader of one of the National Incident Management Assistance Teams.  National IMAT have extensive impact on both FEMA and the timely delivery of disaster assistance to disaster survivors, State and local governments.  The incumbent will generally be designated as the Incident Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) and, using the resources and capabilities of the National IMAT, integrate the National IMAT with existing FEMA resources already responding.  

    The incumbent will expeditiously establish Federal presence at the disaster operations site; immediately begin to advise and support the State and local Incident Command or Area Command structure.  Facilitate an integrated, inter-jurisdictional State and Federal disaster response and begin the flow of Federal support and resources as needed.  Responsible for maintaining the readiness of the IMAT for deployment to catastrophic incidents.

    Coordinate the relationships between Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO).  Advise the Governor on the status of the Federal response.  Provide continuous updates and situational assessments to the FEMA Administrator, the State Director of Emergency Management and/or Homeland Security, the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the FEMA Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC), the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and other officials, as necessary.

    Establish a Joint Field Office (JFO) and coordinate Federal disaster response, recovery and mitigation operations with the SCO.

    Serve as a principal advisor to the Regional Administrator, Assistant Administrator and other senior officials as required in the management of the National IMAT during deployment to a disaster.  Represent FEMA at high-level committees and meetings as a nationally recognized top-level authority regarding the coordination of disaster response.

    Manage media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Members of Congress, to Federal assistance applicant and to the general public.

    Work with appropriate officials to implement financial controls and to coordinate and monitor Federal program and administrative activities.  Establish mechanisms to evaluate effectiveness of service and ensure consistency with FEMA policy.

    The National IMAT Leader will be fully engaged in planning, training and exercising with national and regional disaster operations, disaster assistance, preparedness and mitigation staffs, as well as others.  

    Provide leadership and direction in the development and achievement of new concepts and capabilities, especially as they relate disaster assistance delivery systems.  Develop plans and strategies based on agency policy to implement long-range objectives and requirements of the National IMAT, define financial support requirements and schedule/manage provided support.

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
    • File a Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) within 30 days of appointment.
    • If selected, a one-year SES Probationary period may be required.
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
    • This position is subject to random drug testing.

    Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    Qualifications

    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 management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below.

    We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. Although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume. 

    Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37): http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.


    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY

    1. Expert knowledge of emergency management programs and disaster operations as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in order to coordinate and lead the delivery of Federal disaster assistance to affected communities.
    2. Expert abilities in the operational execution of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS) and other relevant emergency management guidance documents.
    3. Ability to manage a large scale, geographically dispersed organization, characterized by changing environments that involve the integration of emergency management planning, policy and programs at the Federal, State and local levels.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

    ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp.

    The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but the Technical Qualifications must be addressed within your Resume:

    • 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). 

    All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met.  Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection.

    [Mandatory Statement]: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    Education

    There are no educational requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    • To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at https://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
    • DHS uses E-verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. 
    • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
    • Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
    • If selected, you will be subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency.  In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress. 
    • Mandatory Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary payment is a condition of employment at DHS/FEMA.  Selectee will be required to participate in DD/EFT.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience.  Your application will be evaluated by an internal rating and ranking panel.  Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.  Unless you have already been previously certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB), your Executive Core Qualifications must be certified by an OPM-sponsored QRB prior to appointment. 


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    1. A 5 page resume is required.
    2. Are you a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies SES Career status.
    3. Are you a graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program? Submit proof of qualifications (e.g. SF-50, OPM QRB Certificate, etc.).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper application and the required forms. To do so, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information prior to the close of this announcement.

    Agency contact information

    Stevie L. Miller

    Phone

    202-212-7483

    TDD

    800-877-8339

    Fax

    999-999-9999

    Email

    Stevie.Miller@Associates.FEMA.DHS.Gov

    Address

    FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Next steps

    We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome by email.

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    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546721000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.