The incumbent is the direct representative of the President, Secretary of Homeland Security and FEMA Administrator during deployed disaster operations.
The incumbent serves as the leader of a National Incident Management Assistance Team primarily dedicated to providing incident management support to OFAs under PPD-44. Provides leadership and direction, in accordance with PPD-44 and while receiving guidance from the Department of Homeland Security through the FEMA Administrator, to address emerging events and complex incidents that are not declared under the Stafford Act but that nevertheless require an integrated Federal response.
When the incumbent is not deployed, leads the engagement of OFAs to understand their operating environment, conduct assessments to aid in enhancing OFA capability, and conduct workshops and training for OFAs on incident management. Prioritizes non-deployed engagement and support amongst OFAs and leads the development of a work plan for OFA support.
The incumbent assesses and assists in developing and/or enhancing a crisis action planning and information management process, such as establishing an Information Collection Plan; developing products like Sit Reps, Spot Reports, and Incident Action Plans as well as a Senior Leadership Brief; and facilitating other planning activities to support the OFA’s operations.
The incumbent serves as the leader of a National IMAT that has an extensive impact on both FEMA and the timely delivery of disaster assistance to disaster survivors, states, and local governments. The incumbent will generally be designated as the incident Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) and, using the resources and capabilities of the National IMAT, will integrate the National IMAT with existing FEMA resources already responding; will expeditiously establish Federal presence at the disaster operations site; will immediately begin to advise and support the state and local Incident Command or Area Command structure; will facilitate an integrated, inter-jurisdictional state and federal disaster response; and will begin the flow of federal support and resources as needed. Works with appropriate officials to implement financial controls and to coordinate and monitor federal program and administrative activities. Establishes mechanisms to evaluate effectiveness of service and ensures consistency with FEMA policy.
The incumbent serves as the National IMAT Leader coordinates personnel assignments and specific team member issues as the first-level supervisor for the assigned IMAT. As the Leader of the National IMAT, the incumbent is responsible for all team actions, preparation, and execution. Integrates activities of state and local governments, activities of federal agencies and volunteer organizations. Takes appropriate actions to assure that all federal agencies are carrying out their appropriate disaster assistance roles under their own legislative authorities and operational policies. Tasks other agencies to provide lifesaving and other emergency services and to otherwise support disaster operations. Reviews all related policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $163,333.00 - $203,700.00 per year
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Herndon, VA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
- Public speaking: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location