FEMA seeks management specialist in Chicago

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a supervisory emergency management specialist in Chicago, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday.

The full-time position is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months that will require travel at least 50 percent of the work year.

The person hired will serve as a key leader for FEMA Region Five's Regional Incident Management Assistance Team. The specialist will provide technical management expertise for major and minor disasters. When deployed, the individual hired will be responsible for leading requirements needed to facilitate efficient and effective incident management to support a disaster.

Typical assignments for an IMAT include participating in and evaluating exercises, providing training on disaster-related topics to regions, teams, state authorities and local authorities and ensuring the development of executable regional support plans in support of national-level special security events and all-hazard operational missions. Other assignments include being actively involved in planning outreach activities, assisting in the establishment of the federal presence at disaster sites and supporting state and local efforts in identifying requirements needed to enable effective incident management.

Candidates will be evaluated on their knowledge of emergency management programs and disaster operations, demonstrated ability to rapidly assess emergency situations, demonstrated knowledge of the interrelationship between local, state and federal government processes and the ability to communicate effectively under stressful conditions.