FEMA seeks program specialist

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for a program specialist in Atlanta, according to a job posting posted on Wednesday on usajobs.com.

The full-time position is located in FEMA's Response Division in the Incident Management Assistance Team Branch. FEMA uses IMATs as quickly deployable resources to help local and state officials in managing large-scale, man-made or natural incidents.

The duties of the position include assisting in the development, execution and documentation of plans and functions that impact critical aspects of FEMA's programs, responses and mission, participation in internally focused planning and coordinating processes and participation in and coordination of the development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses. The position is also expected to prepare detailed analyses for program development requirements and problem mitigation and develop training programs and education curriculum for the development and certification of individual team members.

Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen, successfully pass a background investigation and be available for occasional non-emergency travel. Applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience in disaster incident action planning.

Applicants will be evaluated by their ability to analyze mission-critical information, manage a large incident planning organization and prepare an incident action plan in response to a large scale incident. Candidates must also have knowledge of emergency management information requirements and applied knowledge of the roles and interaction of the local, federal and state governments in responding to disasters.