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Federal Emergency Management Agency Logistics Management Specialist (Support Branch Director Type II) in Bothell, Washington

Summary This position is being announced under FEMA's Incident Management Assistant Team (IMAT) Program. This is a 4-year temporary appointment in the Excepted service. This position is located on a Type II, Regional IMAT and has a starting salary range of $49.94per hour to $57.43per hour; however, the maximum salary possible in this position is $64.90 per hour. Salary listed includes locality pay. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. 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 www.fema.gov for additional information.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 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). In this position, you will serve as the Support Branch Director, Type II providing logistical support for the Region 10 Response Division. Typical assignments include: When deployed,the incumbent reports to the Logistics Section Chief and is responsible for providing logistical support for all FEMA operations. Supervises the Facilities, Ordering and Supply Unit Leaders. Typical responsibilities include: Determining appropriate organizational structure and ensuring that staffing and structure are Incident Command System compliant. Overseeing Joint Field Office set up and build-out, including lease, safety, security, parking, storage, communications requirements, network infrastructure, utilities, copiers, custodial service, and other responsibilities Coordinating the closeout of the Joint Field Office Providing spend plan projections to the Logistics Section Chief Ensuring subordinates are qualified to perform assigned positions and makes adjustments as needed; establish work assignments and set priorities; brief subordinates on relevant information; monitor performance and prepare evaluations. Overseeing supply functions and establishment of supply facilities, including the receipt, processing, and distribution of assets. Implementing single point of order tracking (SPOT) systems. Ensuring warehouse storage and material handling equipment requirements are met. Ensuring accountability for government-owned equipment and materials in accordance with Federal Property Management Regulations and FEMA property management policies. Determining ground support resource requirements for incidents and ensuring appropriate contracts are in place to support ground operations. When not deployed, the incumbent reports to the Logistics Section Chief. Typical responsibilities include: Participating in exercises at the national, regional and state levels; all training as required by the position with states and other federal agencies, professional development as required for team member development and FQS certification, and emergency management training and workshops; development of regional catastrophic planning for all-hazard responses Providing input for the development of and participates in the execution and documentation of functions and plans that affect critical aspects of FEMA’s mission, operational responses and programs; basic instruction on disaster-related topics to regions, state and local authorities; Assisting in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for new initiatives and programs Evaluating and providing recommendations for improving effectiveness of existing programs and activities. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position You must successfully pass a background investigation. 24 hour on-call work schedule during emergency response periods 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. 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, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust- Moderate Riskas a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a 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 (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations. Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below and that you clearly describe how your experience meets these requirements within your resume. Qualifications The qualification requirements listed below must be metwithin 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. You qualify for this position at the IT-03level if you possessthe following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (IT-02) in the Federal Service. This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes:: Supervising or managing supply distribution functions including inventory and accountable property management, use of tracking systems, and coordinating work assignments for personnel; Overseeing the establishment of supply facilities including warehouse setup, storage, and identifying materials handling requirements; and Negotiating with multiple stakeholders to achieve logistical goals. Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. NOTE: It is recommended you include in your resume any Position Task Book(s) you have completed and date(s) of completion in MM/DD/YY format. 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/DD/YY to MM/DD/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. NOTE: If you are using the USAJOBS Resume Builder, please insert the dates of employment in MM/DD/YY format at the top of the “Duties, Accomplishments, and Related Skills” text field for each period of employment included on your resume. Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/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. Education Additional Information 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. 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 complete FEMA’s onboarding program and a subsequent orientation program. Additional orientation information will be provided post selection. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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