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    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.

    This position is located on FEMA's Region 9 IMAT Team, Response Division with a starting salary of $86,663 to $100,222; however based on performance, the maximum salary possible over the 4-year appointment is $133,969. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 IMAT team within FEMA.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: IMAT employees are subject to a 24-hour on call work schedules in the event of an emergency and be willing to be relocated to emergency sites with little notice. The teams deploy as soon as notified to respond and are on the scene within 12 hours. Once on scene, the teams operate and function under intense physical and mental stress until the response mission is accomplished. This service will require irregular and/or long working hours which may be under austere environments that include living and working in temporary facilities such as tents, warehouse, or other expediently established facilities, significant damage to critical infrastructure that prevents ready access to potable water (other than for drinking), other than basic medical care, and other routinely available services. Work may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description to include performance of manual labor to support the establishment of team facilitated, subsistence of team members, and distribution of commodities to incident survivors; and may involve some physical exertion including activities such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; carrying and lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 50 pounds).

    This position is being announced under FEMA's Incident Management Assistant Team (IMAT) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted service, not to exceed 4 years in duration. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the IMAT program selection process.

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    In this position, the incumbent serves on an IMAT General Staff as the Logistics Section Chief.

    When deployed, the incumbent of this position reports to the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) or IMAT Team Leader in the absence of a designated FCO and is responsible for providing facilities, services, and material in support of the incident. Incumbent will coordinate federal support for response and recovery to natural and man-made incidents that result in considerable levels of damage, or disruption severely impacting the affected population and infrastructure requiring sustained federal recovery support. Typical assignments include:

    • Participates in the development and implementation of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and activates and supervises the branches and units in the Logistics Section
    • Determines appropriate organizational structure based on the supervisor's direction and ensures the structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant
    • Serves as principal advisor on all logistics issues related to the incident; providing guidance on logistical regulations and policy concerns
    When not deployed, the incumbent of this position reports to the IMAT Team Leader and is responsible for managing and providing oversight to Logistics Section of a Regional IMAT. Typical assignments include:
    • Ensures team's readiness to support policy, guidance and plans; testing, training and exercising; facilities, equipment, communications, network, and resources; and logistics coordination with FEMA Headquarters and detachments, Regions, and interagency partners
    • Provides technical expertise in the development of plans, goals and objectives, and leads implementation for new initiatives and programs
    • Evaluates logistics policies, practices, and performance in light of requirements; recommends additions, deletions, and modifications

    Travel Required

    50% or less - IMAT members will deploy to emergency sites. Non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday September 17, 2017 OR at 11:59 pm EST on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0346 Logistics Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479061600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.