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 Type II, Regional IMAT and has a starting salary range of $50.64 per hour to $58.24 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $65.81 per hour.
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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, the incumbent will serve on an Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) General Staff as the External Support Branch Director.
When deployed, the incumbent provides logistical support to a variety of missions to include responder support camps, mass care and temporary housing operations, staging area operations, and other external facility coordination efforts. Specifically, the individual performs the following duties:
* Oversees staging area unit functions;
* Determines initial staging requirements to support the incident objectives in coordination with section chiefs, branch directors, and State partners;
* Works with the Operations Section to project the State’s requirements and adjust accordingly;
* Provides required logistics support to Mass Care functions (Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services), and voluntary agencies;
* Determines support camp requirements and assesses responder support camp strategies to support the incident objectives in coordination with section chiefs, branch directors, and the Logistics Management Center (LMC) at the National Response Coordination Center;
* Oversees Temporary Housing Unit function and determines initial temporary housing staging requirements to support the housing plan;
* Collects, analyzes, and applies situational information to develop and coordinate branch demobilization; and
* Coordinates with partners regarding the disposition of incident response resources, furniture, fixtures, and responder camps.
When not deployed, typical responsibilities include:
* Participating in exercises at the national, regional and state levels; all training as required by the position with states and other federal agencies, professional development as required for team member development and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) certification, and emergency management training and workshops; development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses
* 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; basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, state and local authorities;
* 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.
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Mission: FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. At FEMA, you can be a part of a team that when disaster strikes YOU are there to change someone’s life for the better.
Benefits: We provide our employees with a first-class benefit package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, 10 paid holidays per year, vacation time, and more. In addition, we offer training/career development opportunities, and flexible work schedules.
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Deployments: Our mission requires us to deploy around the country when disaster strikes. Every FEMA employee has day-to-day emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires deployment to disaster sites. During your deployment, you may be required to work irregular hours, work at locations other than your official duty station, and pick up duties other than those specified in the official position description. Travel required to support emergency operations may be extensive (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.