Supervisory Insurance Specialist

$99,429 - $129,261 yearly
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 09, 2020
Full time Government Insurance

Job Description

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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 for additional information.

FEMA's Public Assistance Consolidated Resource Center in Sacramento, CA supports communities in their recovery from disasters across the Western United States. We provide Federal disaster assistance in the forms of grants to help local governments rebuild infrastructure after a disaster; to cover the costs of protecting communities before, during, and after a disaster; and to remove disaster-related debris. We're looking for motivated self-starters who strive to provide better products and experiences to communities who need our help. A wide range of positions are available to include grant developers, data analysts, information managers, and cost estimators, architects, and engineers.

Insurance Lane Manager (Supervisory Insurance Specialist)

In this position, you will supervise staff and manage workloads to ensure insurance requirements and issues are addressed in the development of Public Assistance grants. The individual will serve as a Supervisor of Insurance Specialists within the Public Assistance Consolidated Resource Center (CRC). Typical assignments include:

  • Providing technical and administrative supervision for staff conducting insurance reviews for the Public Assistance grant program.
  • Setting priorities, performance goals, and maintaining accountability for staff.
  • Managing and providing daily reporting and tracking on workload progress; effectively communicating progress to leadership.
  • Mentoring, coaching, and building teams; providing programmatic resources and support to staff.
  • Reviewing and interpreting coverage of all lines of commercial insurance, including but not limited to policies providing coverage against flood, wind, and earthquake.
  • Overseeing the adjustment of Public Assistance grants to reflect the actual or anticipated insurance settlements and ensure no duplication of benefits has occurred.
  • Communicating with diverse stakeholders to promote reliable information flow and ensure programmatic insurance requirements are met.

STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS: Cadre of On Call Response Employee (CORE) 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.

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.

Requirements for Applicants

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Travel will be 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 ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below:

You qualify for this position at the IC-13 level (starting salary $99,429) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12) 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:

  • Reviewing and interpreting commercial insurance such as coverage against flood, wind, or earthquake; and
  • Monitoring workload and performance of subordinates or team members; and
  • Collaborating with internal or external partners to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of programs or operations.

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.

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.