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    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/National IMAT and has a starting salary range of $44.70 per hour to $58.11 per hour. Salary listed includes locality pay.

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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.

    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).

    This position is located in the Regional Offices, Region Four, Response Division in Atlanta, GA. In this position, you will serve as a member of the Region 4 IMAT as an Operations Branch Director, Type II for Mass Care.

    When deployed, the Operations Branch Director reports to the Operations Section Chief and coordinates federal support for response and recovery to disasters that result in considerable levels of damage or disruption that severely impacts the affected population and infrastructure requiring sustained federal recovery support. Typical responsibilities include:

    • Ensures information is rapidly and effectively shared throughout the incident organization and to/from the disaster staff.
    • Coordinates with FEMA Stafford Act program managers to ensure the delivery of programs are consistent, meets customer needs, and is implemented in accordance with Stafford Act requirements and FEMA policy.
    • Develops strategies and tactics in support of incident objectives.
    • Coordinates Mass Care/Emergency assistance activities in support of the State/Tribe; including the Individual Assistance Disaster Case Management Program, activities related to feeding, sheltering, and functional needs, the distribution of emergency supplies, mass evacuations, and reunification services in accordance with the Stafford Act, Recovery policies, and program specific guidance.
    • Analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating complex issues and policies to guide and coordinate with private sector, state, local, tribal and territorial partners.

    When not deployed, typical responsibilities for the incumbent include:

    • Participates in exercises at the national, regional and state level and all required training with states, territories and other federal agencies.
    • Provides input for development of and participate in the execution and documentation of functions and plans affecting critical aspects of FEMA's mission, operational responses and programs.
    • Provides basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, states and local authorities.
    • Participates in the development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses.
    • Assists in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for new initiatives and programs.
    • Evaluates and provides recommendations for improving effectiveness of existing programs and activities.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - IMAT members will deploy to emergency sites. IMAT members will travel to disasters, offices, trainings, meetings, or for other job related reasons. Non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551070200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.