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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 the National IMAT Team and has a starting salary range of $27.62 per hour to $31.77 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $52.08 per hour.  Salary listed includes locality pay.
     
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    Responsibilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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).

    Typical Assignments include:

    • Verifying all Mission Assignment documentation is complete, accurate, processed, and approved and verifies all signatory approvals.
    • Determining if organizational structure is appropriate based upon supervisor's direction and ensure that the structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant.
    • Identifying cross-programmatic issues and works cooperatively with other program areas to resolve.
    • Facilitating full and accurate communication of mission assignment status among mission assignment managers to promote smooth operations of the mission assignment function for the incident and successful transition between shifts, locations, and personnel.

    When not deployed, the incumbent reports to the Operations Section Chief and will participate in exercises at the national, regional, and state levels.

    Typical duties include:

    • Provide input for the development of and participates in the execution and documentation of functions and plans that affect critical aspects of FEMA's mission, operational responses, and programs.
    • Provide basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, state, and local authorities.
    • Participate in the development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses.

    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

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    NA

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584945200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.