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Emergency Management Specialist or Program Analyst

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

This position is in the Resilience Section, Current Operations Division (COD), DHS Office of Operations Coordination (OPS). The individual detailed to support this position must have a current DHS TS/SCI security clearance and will support OPS Continuity of Operations (COOP) program requirements.

Specific duties will include:

· Support OPS COOP planning, training, exercise, and evaluation activities.
· Participating in OPS recurring communication and completing associated Continuity reporting requirements.
· Developing, coordinating, executing, and assessment for OPS COOP related exercise requirements.
· Capturing COOP lessons learned and best practices to be integrated into plans and operations as appropriate.
· Supporting COOP requirements established in the OPS Strategic Plan.
· Sustaining the OPS COOP and Pandemic Workforce Protection Support Plans (this includes revising and exercising both plans).
Assisting in managing OPS unclassified and classified continuity requirements.
· Representing OPS at various DHS Continuity coordination, exercise, and training forums.
· Supporting the OPS Continuity Manager in coordinating/implementing Training, Testing, and Exercise efforts.
· Performing other COOP requirements as assigned or directed.
This is not a virtual position, but the employee will be authorized to telework within established DHS guidance.


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:
  • Working knowledge of Continuity of Operations (COOP) & Continuity of Government (COG)
  • Working knowledge of continuity, critical infrastructure, emergency preparedness based project management, operational planning, staff coordination, testing, training and exercise emergency management work.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to research, analyze, and present results of analysis to Senior Leadership in both unclassified and classified venues
  • Working knowledge of COOP Exercises and Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Ability to complete range of project management and mid-level staff officer assignments
  • Ability to work closely with and routinely communicate with other continuity managers and staff within Resilience, OPS and other DHS components.
  • 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.

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