Emergency Management Specialist (National IMAT Mission Assignment Manager)

Vacancy ID: 837466   Announcement Number: MG-2013-LNG-837466-IMAT   USAJOBS Control Number: 337131800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:


1. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the response that best describes your qualifications for the Emergency Management Specialist (Mission Assignment Manager) AD-0089-02. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of experience coordinating mission assignment activations in response to Disaster Declarations, and maintain and utilize a database for mission assignment tracking and/or requests for federal assistance, or other spreadsheets or databases as required.

B. I do not possess the experience 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. Coordinate and process activation of deployees of Federal, State, and/or Local agencies, including preparing activation letters to and from Other Federal Agencies.

3. Resolve Mission Assignment issues raised by staff, other Federal departments and agencies, or the State, identifying cross-programmatic issues and working cooperatively with counterparts.

4. Facilitate full and accurate communications of MA status among MA Mangers to promote smooth operations of the MA function for the incident and successful transition between shifts, locations and personnel.

5. Ensure that the processes and procedures described in this Financial Management Support Annex of the National Response Framework are implemented expeditiously and that financial operations were conducted in accordance with established Federal laws, policies, regulations, and standards.

6. Interacts with the Regional Response Coordination Center's (RRCC) and the National Response Coordination Center's (NRCC) MA Program Coordinator to review MAs issued by each organization.

7. Develop and implement processes that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the mission assignment closeout process and provide effective communication and coordination to Senior Leadership of State Emergency Management Agencies and other Federal Agencies to identify and address closeout issues and related topics during the review and adjudication of mission assignments.

8. Determine if agencies use management controls, policies and procedures to ensure that mission goals and objectives are met, resources are used appropriately, and timely information is obtained, maintained, reported, and used for decision making.

9. Ensures preparation of MAs in the Enterprise Coordination and Approval Processing System (eCAPS).

10. Requests employee access rights to the National Emergency Management Information System NEMIS)/Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE) using NEMIS Access Control System (NACS) when there is a demonstrated need to have NEMIS access

11. Facilitates bill submission, conducts programmatic review of MA bills, and recommends payment or nonpayment.

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?

A. Yes
B. No

13. Are you able to meet this commitment?

A. Yes
B. No

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?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Are you able to meet this commitment?

A. Yes
B. No

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?

A. Yes
B. No

17. Are you able to meet this commitment?

A. Yes
B. No