Test, Training & Exercise Supervisor #5217
NATURE OF WORK
This is professional supervisory work responsible for the development and maintenance of all aspects of the U.S. Senate Test, Training and Exercise (TT&E) Program. Work involves coordinating, designing and implementing training and exercises to include classified Senate continuity programs. Incumbent develops annual short and long term training and exercise goals, schedules and guidance. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(This list is not absolute or restrictive, but indicates approximate duties and responsibilities which may be redefined pursuant to operational needs.)
● Plans, directs, and executes the Senate TT&E program.
● Supervises staff and program area; conducts performance reviews for staff; assigns and inspects work of subordinates.
● Conducts Senate-wide exercise and training assessments to identify organizational short- and long-range continuity requirements and priorities.
● Monitors the Senate TT&E Correction Action Program.
● Analyzes program and related evaluations to ascertain deficiencies and develops recommendations for improvement.
● Monitors the progress, milestones, and deliverables of the Senate TT&E program; provides performance feedback and recommendations. ● Develops quarterly and yearly TT&E activity reports for management and SAA leadership.
● Works closely with the Director in the coordination and development of the section budget.
● Acts as the Senate liaison for joint Congressional and inter-governmental continuity exercise and TT&E planning efforts.
● May serve as the Director in his or her absence.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in an office environment and is essentially sedentary, with occasional walking, standing, bending, safely carrying items less than 25 pounds
Work requires a Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, emergency/continuity plans, program management or a related field, and three to five years of experience in Program Management, Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, Continuity of Government (COG) planning; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
● Knowledge of developing and executing a training program and functional exercises.
● Knowledge of principles and current planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, and emergency management.
● Knowledge of effective supervisory practices and techniques.
● Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Senate, SAA, and departmental rules, policies, procedures, and functions.
● Knowledge of HSEEP principles.
● Knowledge of principles, theories, methods and practices of project management including project budgeting, scheduling, staffing, risk management and requirements analysis.
● Ability to develop and implement both short- and long-range project plans.
● Ability to lead project teams and to bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
● Ability to conduct research and prepare analyses and reports.
● Ability to analyze difficult and complex issues and make recommendations for action.
● Ability to develop effective working relationships with Senate staff, local, state, and federal law enforcement and security agencies.
● Ability to communicate effectively.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENT
This position requires that the applicant obtain and maintain an applicable U.S. Government security clearance. Applicants must be U.S. citizens in order for the SAA to submit your application for a security clearance. This position requires the incumbent to be available at all times for sudden recall in response to emergency events affecting the Senate campus/community, and to potentially deploy to alternate sites in support of the Senate’s contingency operations