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 National IMAT and has a starting salary range of $58.72 per hour to $79.27 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $82.65 per hour. Salary listed includes locality pay.Learn more about this agency
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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).
In this position, you will serve on an IMAT General Staff as the External Affairs Officer.
Typical assignments include:
- Managing all response related Federal external affairs.
- Coordinating communication efforts with Federal, State, Tribal territorial and local agencies, political office and private sector entities.
- Leading and managing a large team (ranging from 250-500 people) of Federal communications professionals.
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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