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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 Two, Regional/National IMAT and has a starting salary range of $39.54 per hour to $43.93 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $55.21 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).

    In this position, you will serve as a Field Support Unit Leader (FSUL) to provide strategic guidance/advice on deployment issues and courses of action to meet the emerging needs of a disaster. 

    When deployed, the Field Support Unit Lead serves as a key advisor to the Command Staff on personnel resource requirements, mobilization procedures, organizational structure, and right-sizing of operations. Typical responsibilities include:

    • Overseeing all unit operations, to include FEMA Corps Liaisons and Surge Capacity Force Specialists.
    • Utilizing the Deployment Tracking System (DTS), to ensure the proper execution of all deployments to and from disaster events to include: Informing leadership of critical resource shortfalls and maintains awareness of all staffing actions and providing strategic guidance/advice on deployment issues and courses of action to meet staffing requirements.
    • Coordinating projects for all FEMA Corps Teams with specific program areas and providing support to FEMA Corps members as the primary point of contact for managing issues pertaining to member conduct, health, and well-being. Performs similar function for all Surge Capacity Force members when activated.
    • Providing on-site guidance on the FEMA Qualification System and supporting the Disaster Field Training Office on delivery of necessary training. Conducts reach back to cadre management staff as needed.

    When not deployed, typical responsibilities include:

    • Participating in exercises at the national, regional and state level and all required training with states, territories and other federal agencies.
    • Assisting in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for new initiatives and programs.
    • Evaluating and provides recommendations for improving effectiveness of existing programs and activities.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - 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/569038000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.