Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

  • You will serve as the Installation Emergency Management Officer (EMO).
  • You will brief emergency management staff, organization staff, and local municipalities on day-to-day situations to keep them informed of emergency situations.
  • You will represent an organization at emergency management conferences.
  • You will create after action and lessons learned reports at the conclusion of emergency management exercises.
  • You will participate in an emergency management working group to represent an organization and review emerging technologies.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • This position is considered Key Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Demonstrating broad knowledge of emergency management encompassing "all hazards" disaster contingency planning to include nature and / or man-made; 2) Engaging with Department of Defense, federal agencies and civil sector emergency preparedness, planning and response; 3) Reviewing emergency management publications, regulations and correspondence to determine initial and follow-up action; 4) Engaging and participates in the operations of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC); 5) Providing training support for the installation by identifying, developing and/or coordinating emergency management requirements and curriculum (e.g. hurricane awareness training, winter storm, etc.; 6) Performing a variety of administrative type duties. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF and

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Physical Demands: The work involves sitting at a desk, travel to and from field locations, fieldwork in remote sites during visits or exercises. Some walking, standing, and bending for extended periods of time may be required.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office setting with frequent trips to other commands, activities, or agencies for liaison, coordination, or training. During field exercises or actual response to an accident or disaster, the incumbent may be required to live in a tent or trailer and function in harsh field environment. During actual emergencies involving nuclear, biological, or chemical agents, incumbent may have to wear protective clothing and breathing equipment for extended periods of time in such, the incumbent is liable to recall after normal working hours to respond to emergency or disaster situations.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This announcement uses the Defense Industrial Base, Major Range and Test Facilities direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

A 40-hour work week is typical of this position.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

This Term appointment is NTE 13 MOS but
may be extended up to 8 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. Additionally, you may be noncompetitively converted to a permanent career-conditional or career appointment under specific conditions.

In the event of a disaster or emergency, the Emergency Management Officer must be available and willing to respond on short notice and to work extended shifts.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.