FEMA seeks emergency management specialist in Virginia

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a supervisory emergency management specialist in Herndon, Virginia, according to a hiring notice posted on Monday on usajobs.gov.

The full-time position is expected not to exceed four years and requires travel at least 50 percent of the time on the job.

The individual hired will serve on one of FEMA's National Incident Management Assistance Teams and report to the IMAT leader. The management specialist will be responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination and use of information about emergencies and the status of resources. The person hired will also serve as the planning section chief for the team, managing the action planning process and coordinating federal support in response to man-made or natural disasters.

Responsibilities for the position include determining appropriate organizational structure, coordinating with the state or territory to establish a unified planning effort, establishing and maintaining the incident action planning process, providing for a quality assurance review of all planning products and ensuring required reports are complete, accurate and properly distributed.

Qualified candidates will possess experience that clearly demonstrates ability to lead a planning section for a rapidly deployable emergency response team. Sought after skills include skill in implementing and applying National Response Framework and National Incident Management System Incident Command System principles, skill in action plan development, skill in organizing and managing a geospatial organization, skills in gathering and analyzing mission-critical information and skill in integrating internal and external information.

Candidates will be evaluated on their responses to a job questionnaire and their performance during a one-day, in-person assessment at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

FEMA is the agency responsible for handling response and recovery efforts following any national incident.