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Program Management Specialist (Training)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

The purpose of this joint duty assignment is to prepare, coordinate, execute, and assess operational (joint, Department, and Component) training requirements in support of the DHS Office of Operations Coordination (OPS). This Joint Duty Officer (JDO) position is located in the Resilience Section (RS), Current Operations Division (COD), within OPS.

The JDO will play a critical role in assisting OPS mission "To provide situational awareness, a common operating picture, and decision support for the Homeland Security Enterprise on threats, hazards, and events impacting the homeland."

Specific JDO duties and responsibilities for this assignment include, but are not limited to:

· Developing, coordinating, and assessing OPS joint/Department tailored operational training programs.
· Representing OPS at selected training/education forums.
· Assisting OPS Front Office and three Divisions (that include a large number of Federal, State, and local detailed staff) in developing and implementing their collective training requirements.
· Developing joint/Department level training programs tailored to support large scale exercises and all-hazards contingencies.
· Provide recommendations on how to sustain and improve on annual operational training requirements.
. Developing and implementing approved innovations to enhance OPS joint and Component level readiness requirements.
· Informing OPS leadership and staff of individual and collective operational education opportunities to ensure Component readiness.
· Reviewing and updating OPS operational training policies and goals as appropriate.
· Leveraging technology to enhance individual and Component readiness.
· Performing other duties as assigned or directed.
The JDO will also be responsible for assisting the Operational Training lead in execution of the Operational Training and Development needs of OPS and will fill in for the lead, when required.


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 Training and Development processes and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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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