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Emergency Management Specialist Planning Section Chief Type I

Company name
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Herndon, VA, United States

Employment Type

Emergency, Manager, Government

Posted on
Mar 24, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 07, 2020

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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 Type I, National IMAT and has a starting salary range of $58.13 per hour to $78.47 per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $88.90 per hour.  Salary listed includes locality pay. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.,educationRequirements:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Federal Emergency Management Agency,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Herndon,addressRegion:VA }}],responsibilities:When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.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 the Planning Section Chief responsible for managing the baseline planning staffing requirements for catastrophic incidents.  Typical assignments include:

Responding to emergency management related directives, policies, regulations and procedures.
Collaborating and fostering relationships between Federal, State, Tribal and local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and the private sector.
Managing the development of assigned plans and the Incident Action Planning (IAP) process.
Facilitating inter-agency, cross functional, and intra-agency program coordination of strategic, operational, and tactical objectives and situational reporting for the incident.

,qualifications:The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the IT-05 level (starting salary $58.13) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (IT-04) in the Federal Service.  This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: 

Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to establish, organize, and manage unified planning efforts to meet the emergent needs of State and local jurisdictions in response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters;
Managing the Incident Action Planning process and workforce; including development of incident objectives and identifying operational resources or work assignments; and
Collecting and analyzing information to support incident management; including resource tracking, GIS mapping, and preparation of correspondence.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
NOTE: It is recommended you include in your resume any Position Task Book(s) you have completed and date(s) of completion in MM/DD/YY format.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here. NOTE:  If you are using the USAJOBS Resume Builder, please insert the dates of employment in MM/DD/YY format at the top of the “Duties, Accomplishments, and Related Skills” text field for each period of employment included on your resume. 
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.  Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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