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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 National IMAT West and has a starting salary range of $27.90 per hour to $32.09 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $52.60 per hour.  Salary listed includes locality pay.

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    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.

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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 as an Emergency Management Specialist (Resources Unit Lead) in the National IMAT West Response and Recovery Division. Typical assignments include:

    When deployed, the Situation Unit Leader reports to the Planning Section Chief and is responsible for situational awareness and the collection, processing, and organizing of all incident information. The incumbent will draw upon existing national and regional plans and apply analytical processes to adapt those plans to the incident at hand. Typical assignments include:

    • Preparing, implementing, and maintaining the information collection plan; identifying the appropriate Essential Elements of Information (EEI).
    • Developing the incident information collection strategy and collecting and analyzing incident data; obtaining the Critical Information Requirements.
    • Gathering, updating, and applying situational information relevant to the incident; ensuring the information is processed, analyzed, posted, and distributed appropriately.
    • Conducting analysis related to incident management. Developing trends analysis charts related to incident management.
    • Utilizing information systems for incident information management.
    • Preparing incident objectives for the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
    • Coordinating with State's Incident Management Team Situation Unit Leader and other appropriate State planning section.
    • During deployments, the incumbent can manage up to seven personnel, responsible for the collection and vetting of disaster specific information.

    When not deployed, the incumbent reports to the Planning Section Chief. Typical assignments will include:

    • Participating in exercises at the national, regional and state levels; to include all training as required by the position with states and other federal agencies, professional development and emergency management training and workshops.
    • Providing 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.
    • 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.

    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/613036700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.