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Emergency Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

As a Emergency Management Specialist, you will:
  • Performs studies and projects that require analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission-oriented emergency management programs, requiring the employee to develop detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the short- and long-range implementation and administration of the program(s) and/or developing criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the program.
  • A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Watch Officer and will lead efforts of a team working either eight (8) or 12-hour rotating shifts to provide 24/7/365 coverage in the Operations Center Division, including nights, weekends, holidays, and other periods of time when other Federal Employees may not be required to report for duty.
  • Emergency management personnel undergo considerable stress inherent in assignments that involve assistance following major disaster events. The work is normally performed in an office setting. challenging conditions.


Conditions of Employment

  • Subject to Random Drug Testing.
  • Subject to polygraph testing.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ 1, GS 7. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: supporting all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to work to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents or disasters, and to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. Examples of Specialized Experience:

1. Preventing, protecting from, mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and natural and/or man-made disasters.2. Aiding victims suffering from injury or damage resulting from disaster caused by natural or man-made hazards.3. Providing or coordinating emergency response and preparedness training, exercises, and assistance.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.


There is no education requirement for this position and education cannot be substituted for experience.

For the NQ-3, you must have one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to the next lower grade level. NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the federal system, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12 grade level.

Additional information

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31,1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant in accordance with Agency policy.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
Veterans Information: Click HERE.
Telework: Click HERE.
Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.
Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

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