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Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist Operations Section Chief

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

$78,482.00 to $90,859.00

Denton, TX

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$78,482 to $90,859 per year

Pay scale & grade

AD 04

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Term - Temporary - Not to Exceed 4 Years


1 vacancy in the following location:

Denton, TX

Denton, TX

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


A relocation bonus may be authorized.

NOTE: Relocation must be requested upon receipt of tentative offer.

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit

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This position is located on the R6 IMAT team within the Response Division. The position starts at a salary of $78,482 to $90,859;however based on performance, the maximum salary possible over the 4-year appointment is $121,323. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the R6 IMAT team within FEMA.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: IMAT employees are subject to a 24-hour on call work schedules in the event of an emergency and be willing to be relocated to emergency sites with little notice. The teams deploy as soon as notified to respond and are on the scene within 12 hours. Once on scene, the teams operate and function under intense physical and mental stress until the response mission is accomplished. This service will require irregular and/or long working hours which may be under austere environments that include living and working in temporary facilities such as tents, warehouse, or other expediently established facilities, significant damage to critical infrastructure that prevents ready access to potable water (other than for drinking), other than basic medical care, and other routinely available services. Work may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description to include performance of manual labor to support the establishment of team facilitated, subsistence of team members, and distribution of commodities to incident survivors; and may involve some physical exertion including activities such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; carrying and lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 50 pounds).

This position is being announced under FEMA's Incident Management Assistant Team (IMAT) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted service, not to exceed 4 years in duration. Veterans’ preference does not apply to the IMAT program selection process.

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In this position you will rapidly deploy to assist State and Local Officials in managing large-scale, all-hazards incidents.

When deployed, typical assignments include:

Managing all operations directly applicable to the primary mission of supporting State and Local Government and ensuring the overall safety and welfare of all section personnel.

Developing, activating and supervising the Operations Section's organizational elements in accordance with the Incident Action Plan and directing it execution.

Ensuring that the structure and staffing are Incident Command System (ICS) compliant. Ensuring that subordinates are qualified to perform assigned positions.

Making organizational adjustments based on the complexity of the incident and requesting additional personnel, supplies, services, and equipment as needed.

Ensuring subordinates are briefed on information relevant to their assignments and discussing any special safety considerations or hazardous situations.

Ensuring subordinates receive needed training and coaching.

Completing performance evaluations of subordinates.

Coordinating with FEMA program leads (Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation) to ensure that the delivery of programs is consistent, meets customer needs and are implemented in accordance with Stafford Act requirements and current FEMA policies and operational processes.

Maintaining oversight of Federal Staging Areas to ensure that they are capable of providing current and projected needs.

When not deployed, typical assignments include:

Reporting to the IMAT Leader and providing leadership and oversight to operational planning efforts.

Participating in development, execution and documentation of functions and plans that affect critical aspects of FEMA's mission, operational responses and programs.

Participating in all training as required by position with states, territories and other Federal Agencies (OFA), professional development as required for team member development and FEMA Qualification System (FQS) certification, in addition to emergency management training and workshops.

Assisting in developing and submitting goals and objectives for new initiatives and programs and evaluating and providing recommendations for improving effectiveness of existing programs and activities.

Providing authoritative guidance and leadership to programs impacting a major agency organization. Directing, reviewing and analyzing information from a variety of sources to support decision-making and planning. Supervising a group of employees and providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Travel Required

50% or less - IMAT members will deploy to emergency sites.

Non-emergency travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. citizens

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This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on March 23, 2018 OR at 11:59 pm EST on the date the 200th application is received, whichever comes first.

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Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position

You must successfully pass a background investigation.

Travel will be required.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.

Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.

Please review Other Information section for additional key requirements.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.


The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

You qualify for this position at the AD-04 level (starting salary $78,482 to $90,859) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the AD-03 or GS 09/11 level in Federal service that demonstrates the following:

Expert knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Planning Process (ICS), and Emergency Management principles used in disaster preparation and response coordination.

Developing, implementing, and managing coordinated response and recovery operations to meet the emergent needs of State and local jurisdictions in response to all-hazard incidents

Communicating methods and strategies to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.


Additional information

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined ( Mythbuster

), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment

, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify

, including your rights and responsibilities.

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: Cadre On Call Response Employee – Incident (CORE-I) is an appointment type granted under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act. Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.

Performance Based Awards: IMAT members may be eligible for awards annually based on their performance individually as well as a team. Awards may be up to 10% (5% individual, 5% team) of their salary and up to a $6,000 bonus.

All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation, and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.

If selected for this position you will be required to attend a one week Emergency Manager Orientation in Leesburg, Virginia. Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Saturday.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Applicants whose assessment score rates 90 and above, may be considered for further review by subject matter experts, in regards to the criteria defined in the vacancy announcement.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your resume.

Your responses to the job questionnaire - You will be directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the application process for this position.

Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies the Federal service indicated on your resume e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions or within-grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment, etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper application and the required forms. To do so, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information prior to the close of this announcement.

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Next steps

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications.

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Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders. interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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