Emergency Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 23, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
Full Time

The National Exercise Division (NED) is responsible for the execution of the National Exercise Program (NEP) that tests and evaluates the capability and readiness of Federal, State, local and tribal governments. The NEP also validates the National Preparedness System core capabilities across all mission areas. The Doctrine & Technology Section, located within NED, oversees the following -
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of national policy and guidance; supporting national preparedness based on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP and the National Exercise Program (NEP)
  • Managing and coordinating state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) emergency preparedness exercises consistent with HSEEP and in support of the NEP.
  • Performing as a spokesperson at meetings, committees, and working groups. Facilitating virtual and in person planning meetings.
  • Writing clear and concise documents for inclusion in exercise documentation reports, and other products.
  • Working collaboratively with diverse cross-functional teams involving all levels of management and employees while maintaining a customer service focus.
  • This duty requires substantial knowledge of emergency management.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

1. Coordinating the planning and delivery of preparedness exercises; and
2. Participating in the analysis of emergency management programs, and
3. Collaborating with program leads regarding findings and recommended solutions.

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

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