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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 with National IMAT and has a starting salary range of $49.70 per hour to $67.09 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $76.33 per hour.  Salary listed includes locality pay.

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    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).

    When deployed, the incumbent reports to the Operations Section Chief and is responsible for coordinating lifesaving and critical life-sustaining emergency response operations with other Federal agencies, State, tribal, and local governments.

    • Developing strategies and tactics for managing operations for all levels of incidents and preplanned events.
    • Developing, maintaining, and executing operational plans supporting critical Emergency Support Function (ESF) assigned to the branch.
    • Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating critical ESF information in partnership with Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners.
    • Building partnerships with governmental and private sector incident or emergency response teams to foster collaboration and unified response.
    • Participating in the incident action planning process. Ensures all relevant information is exchanged during briefings and debriefings related to infrastructure systems.
    • Determining if the organizational structure is appropriate based on supervisor's direction and ensures that the structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant.
    • Writing task descriptions providing clear, concise direction and performance expectations.
    • Ensuring continuity of operations and a complete and effective closeout and/or transition at the termination of activities. Establishes and maintains coordination with Mission Assignment (MA)Manager and serves
      as a primary MA tasking approval authority for ESF agencies and organizations, as required.
    • Serving as the focal point for coordinating tasking and determining the status of tasking, financial management, support, and special considerations; and reviews the MA Tracking Report to ensure the accuracy of tasking and sub-tasking. Notifies the ESFs of stand-down plans and coordinates the closeout of each branch closing; and compiles documentation, including a chronology of events.

    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.
    • Providing 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.
    • Providing basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, states and local authorities.
    • Participating in the development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses.
    • Assisting in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for new initiatives and programs.
    • Evaluating and providing 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.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603810900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.