The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking a supervisory emergency management specialist to serve as the planning sector chief for its Herndon, Vermont, office.
This position is only open to current FEMA employees. It falls under a Type 1, National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT), and it is a limited engagement of four years.
Employees in IMATs are expected to be available on a 24-hour, on-call basis. They should be able to relocate to the site of an emergency within 12 hours as IMATs are deployed.
The sector chief can expect long and/or irregular hours in potentially austere environments, and must be able to operate under a great amount of physical and mental stress.
Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and be able to pass a background check. Men born after Dec. 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Duties for the planning section chief include: the determination of appropriate structure and organization, coordination with state and territory personnel to unify planning efforts, establishing and maintaining the incident action planning process, and ensuring that personnel adhere to it.
This planning section chief also ensures that necessary reports, geospatial information and briefings are completed accurately; and must coordinate and implement a full-cycle preparedness program that aligns with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, as well as FEMA guidelines.
Qualifications include the understanding and skilled implementation of National Response Framework related practices and concepts, evidence of skill in development of the Incident Command System Incident Action Plans, experience in managing geospatial organization, the ability to gather and analyzing data, the ability to draw conclusions that improve operations, and the ability to integrate information from internal and external sources to provide a full range of awareness in the space of an emergency.
Interested applicants should submit answers to the questionnaire listed with the posting on usajobs.gov.
The application window closes on Jan. 24 or after the 200th application is received.