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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 National IMAT 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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    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 incumbent of this position reports to the Planning Section Chief and is responsible for checking-in and maintaining the status of all assigned resources. Incumbent will coordinate federal support for response and recovery to natural and man-made incidents that result in considerable levels of damage, or disruption severely impacting the affected population and infrastructure requiring sustained federal recovery support. Typical assignments include:

    • Establishes a check-in function and procedures at appropriate incident locations; (e.g., Initial Operating Facility [IOF], Joint Field Office [JFO], Area Field Offices and Camps) using the check-in list and status databases. Ensure check-in/check-out information on all resources, including commodities at Staging Areas, is received per an established schedule.
    • Prepares assigned portions of the Incident Action Plan (IAP); directing the preparation of various organization assignment and contact list and charts.
    • Provides immediate supervisor with list of resources currently assigned, en-route, and/or order for use in the Incident Briefing.
    • Participates in the Operations Tactics Meeting. Ensure Assignment list are properly prepared using approved Operations Planning Worksheet (ICS form 215).
    • Provides Geospatial (GI) Unit with resource information needed for geospatial products.
    • Participates in Incident planning meetings.
    • Determines appropriate organizational structure based on supervisor’s direction; ensuring structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant.

    When not deployed, during steady state, the incumbent of this position reports to the Planning Section Chief and will:

    • Participate in exercises at the national, regional and state level and all required training with states, territories and other federal agencies
    • Provide input for development of and participate in the execution and documentation of functions and plans affecting critical aspects of FEMA's mission, operation response and programs
    • Provide basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, states, and local authorities.
    • Participate in the development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazards responses.
    • Assist in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for new initiatives and programs.
    • Evaluate and provide 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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    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613038100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.