Emergency Management Specialist (National IMAT Planning Support Unit Leader)

Vacancy ID: 836838   Announcement Number: MG-2013-LNG-836838-IMAT   USAJOBS Control Number: 337041300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:


1. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the response that best describes your qualifications for the Emergency Management Specialist (National IMAT Planning Support Unit Leader) AD-0089-02. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I am credentialed and qualified as a NIMS Planning Support Unit Lead or am in a commensurate position in a non-NIMS compliant organization and have performed this position on multiple incidents, initiation of a operation, developing strategic operational plans, and deliberate plans.
B. I have specialized experience applying the concepts and principles of the Incident command System (ICS) planning process in planning the initiation of an emergency management operation in developing strategic operational plans, developing deliberate plans to support emergency management operations, and leadership experience in effective catastrophic/major disaster emergency management planning, both internal and external, at the Federal, State and/or local level.
C. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Prepare disaster operations plans (e.g., the Incident Action Plan (IAP), contingency, transition, long-range, etc.) for the incident

3. Compiles and updates information to support plan development for: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan; Strategic Plan and Timeline; Transition Plan; Closeout Plan; and Demobilization Plan.

4. Collaborates with internal senior managers to decide on, coordinate and develop the production of incident plans.

5. Collaborates with peers of other activities, such as state and local, non-government response organization to decide on, coordinate and develop the production of incident plans.

6. Establish, maintain and track a continuous improvement plan in coordination with internal and external planning counterparts.

7. Manage the planning and coordination of training exercises to improve response readiness.

8. Analyze issues and identify unique solutions to complex problems.

9. Coordinate internal and external planning efforts that require developing consensus among partners having overlapping authorities and jurisdictions for response.

10. Collaborate on planning and managing the Information Technology function of knowledge management.

11. Coordinates with the State Incident Management Team Planning Support Leader and other appropriate State planning section members.

Please select the response below that best reflects your understanding of the special requirements for the National Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT).


12. Are you aware that all FEMA employees are subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency, and all Federal employees may be subject to emergency deployment?

13. Are you able to meet this commitment?

14. Do you understand that the length of such deployment may last anywhere from days to months, depending upon the nature of the emergency or disaster?

15. Would you able to meet this commitment?

16. Do you understand that in the event of an emergency deployment, your travel requirements may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require you to relocate to emergency sites, some of which are quite austere?

17. Are you able to meet this commitment?