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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 being announced under FEMA's Incident Management Assistant Team (IMAT) Program. This is a 4-year temporary appointment in the Excepted service. This position is located on a Type II, Regional Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) and has a starting salary range of $49.72 per hour to $67.12 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $76.02 per hour. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 7 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 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).

    Please note: Veterans’ preference does not apply to the IMAT program selection process.

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    In this position, you will serve as the lead of a Regional Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT), responsible for coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities. To achieve the timely delivery of full disaster assistance, the Team Lead will maintain a balance between sound management practices and pressure to satisfy stakeholders’ interests.

    Typical assignments when deployed include:

    • Coordinates the relationships between Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel at disaster operations sites, advising on the status of the Federal response in partnership with the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) and other senior officials.
    • Works in conjunction with the FCO to establish response, recovery and mitigation operations.
    • Coordinates disaster management activities among FEMA, other Federal agencies, and state and local partners, including volunteer agencies, to ensure proper directions and involvement in key decisions related to disaster operations.
    • Manages media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public.
    • Works with partners to implement appropriate financial controls and to coordinate and monitor Federal program and administrative activities.
    • Serves as staff advisor in the planning, development, review and evaluations of all phases and functions of the disaster field operations programs conducted by the agency.
    • Determines if the organizational structure is sufficient to support incident objectives and ensures that the organizational structure is ICS compliant.
    Typical assigned when not deployed include:
    • Ensures the operational capability of the IMAT
    • Oversees the management and training of IMAT personnel
    • Participates in preparedness efforts to build core capabilities to include planning, exercising and training
    • Coordinates non-disaster work assignments

    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

    This job is open to…

    This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on July 13, 2018 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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504428700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.