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Logistics Management Specialist (Support Branch Director Ii (Lsb2))

$50 – $65 Per Hour
Closing on Aug 14, 2023

About Federal Emergency Management Agency

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.

Georgia, Atlanta
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Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
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Travel Percentage:
75% or less

Job summary

Deploys with the expeditionary team to supervise the Facilities, Ordering, Supply Unit Leads in the areas of: facilities build-out, acquisition of resources and management of accountable property to support incidents within the United States and territories.

Major duties

What will I do in this position if hired? In this position, you will serve as a Logistics Management Specialist (Support Branch Director II) for Region Four. 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. What else do I need to know? At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters, and every employee at FEMA has a role in emergency management. 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. This announcement is for a position as an IMAT CORE (Incident Management Assist Team, Cadre of Response/Recovery Employee). IMAT CORE employees are full time employees hired to directly support the response and recovery efforts related to disasters. IMATs are the first FEMA personnel deployed to an incident and manage the field-level federal response and early recovery with a primary focus on critical infrastructure stabilization, especially life-saving and life-sustaining efforts. Appointments to IMAT CORE positions are four years in duration and may be renewed based upon workload needs and funding availability. Employees are hired under the Robert T. Stafford Act and are excluded from the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing jobs in the competitive service. They can be hired under a streamlined process instead of a competitive process. After 3 years of continuous service, Stafford Act employees may be granted competitive eligibility to apply for permanent full-time positions at FEMA. FEMA is committed to ensuring that its workforce reflects the diversity of the nation. At FEMA, our workforce includes the many identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, ages, cultures, and beliefs of the people we serve. To learn about FEMA’s ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts, reasonable accommodation process, and the FEMA Core Values, please visit


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 as 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.


All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. To qualify for this position at the IT-03 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate at least 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 the following specialized experience. 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. Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application: Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Please limit your resume to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility and qualifications. Your resume serves as the basis for experience related qualification determinations, and you must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable), as it relates to this job opportunity. Please use your own words, be clear, and specific when describing your work history. We cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Are you qualifying based on your work experience? Qualifications are based on your ability to demonstrate in your resume that you possess one year of the specialized experience for this announcement at a comparable scope and responsibility. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, it must contain the following information organized by experience/position: (1) job title, (2) name of employer, (3) start and end dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY), (4) detailed description of duties performed, accomplishments, and related skills, and (5) hours worked per week (part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience). Federal experience/positions must also include the occupational series, grade level, and dates in which you held each grade level. Are you a current or former FEMA Reservist/DAE employee? To accurately credit your experience from intermittent positions and Reservist Deployments, you must list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of deployments that are relevant to your qualifying experience, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information. Failure to provide the above information in your resume may result in your application being found “not qualified.” 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. For additional information on crediting experience and/or education, please reference the OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards


No Educational Substitution: There is no educational substitution for this position, and you must meet the qualifications listed in the “requirements” section of this announcement.


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. We will review your resume, supporting documentation, and your responses to the occupational questionnaire to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements listed in the announcement. If you are qualified, you may be referred to a hiring manager for consideration. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process. You may preview questions for this vacancy.