National Incident Management Assistance Team Leader (East)
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The National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) responds to different levels of disasters based on various criteria including: scope of impact, geographic size, and extent of required Federal assistance. The National IMAT Leader (East) manages, directs, coordinates, and integrates Federal efforts with State and local response. This position has a national impact on the Agency’s ability to ensure that it is properly prepared to meet its all-hazards response and recovery responsibilities anywhere in the nation.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. An earned doctorate and senior leadership experience in an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent as both a highly skilled executive and as an accomplished educator are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.
Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL. The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/
The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors:
- Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
- Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY
1. Expert knowledge of emergency management programs and disaster operations as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act in order to coordinate and lead the delivery of Federal disaster assistance to affected communities.
2. Expert abilities in the operational execution of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), and other relevant emergency management guidance documents.
3. Ability to manage a large scale, geographically dispersed organization, characterized by changing environments that involve the integration of emergency management planning, policy, and programs at the Federal, State and local levels.
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.