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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 IMAT and has a starting salary range of $53.34 per hour to $81.92 per hour.

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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).

    In this position you will rapidly deploy to assist State and Local Officials in managing large-scale, all-hazards incidents.

    When deployed, typical assignments include:

    • Managing all operations directly applicable to the primary mission of supporting State and Local Government and ensuring the overall safety and welfare of all section personnel. Developing, activating and supervising the Operations Section's organizational elements in accordance with the Incident Action Plan and directing it execution.
    • Ensuring that the structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant. Ensuring that subordinates are qualified to perform assigned positions. Making organizational adjustments based on the complexity of the incident and requesting additional personnel, supplies, services, and equipment as needed.
    • Ensuring subordinates are briefed on information relevant to their assignments and discussing any special safety considerations or hazardous situations. Ensuring subordinates receive needed training and coaching. Completing performance evaluations of subordinates.
    • Coordinating with FEMA program leads (Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation) to ensure that the delivery of programs is consistent, meets customer needs and are implemented in accordance with Stafford Act requirements and current FEMA policies and operational processes.
    • Offer executive advice and recommendations on the appropriate conduct of disaster incident operations to the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer (DFCO) the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) or the Tribal Coordinating Officer (TCO).

    When not deployed, typical assignments include:

    • Reporting to the IMAT Leader and providing leadership and oversight to operational planning efforts.
    • Participating in development, execution and documentation of functions and plans that affect critical aspects of FEMA's mission, operational responses and programs.
    • Participating in all training as required by position with states, territories and other Federal Agencies (OFA), professional development as required for team member development and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) certification, in addition to emergency management training and workshops.
    • Assisting in developing and submitting goals and objectives for new initiatives and programs and evaluating and providing recommendations for improving effectiveness of existing programs and activities.
    • Providing authoritative guidance and leadership to programs impacting a major agency organization. Directing, reviewing and analyzing information from a variety of sources to support decision-making and planning. Supervising a group of employees and providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

    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/559332000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.