Emergency Management Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Management Operations Directorate, Protective Services Division (Code 240) seeks a highly skilled Emergency Management Specialist responsible for managing emergency management criteria and work that includes preparation surrounding natural and technological disasters.


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  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Position subject to random drug testing.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation will be required.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade GS-11, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

    Specialized experience is developing and/or implementing emergency management plans and coordinating with local and state emergency management officials.

    U.S. citizenship is required.

    Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.

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    The duties described below are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments
    will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

    As a Emergency Management Specialist, you will work in conjunction with the Emergency Preparedness Officer (EPO) in managing/directing the mobilizations of the necessary equipment, vehicles, communication capabilities, and operational facilities for on-site emergencies. Review and evaluate analysis and recommendations by subordinates of the current state of available resources and approves the necessary acquisitions/adjustments to accommodate the immediate requirements for central command and emergency services.

    You will plan and prepare reports or other working documents related to complex program issues for major agency programs and Center programs dealing with emergency preparedness and emergency response. Utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects and management structures of the Agency's
    policies, collects, synthesizes, reviews for technical content and accuracy, and prepares in final form written
    material, graphic arts, and oral briefings. Coordinate the contributions of other writers to the documents. Write correspondence, memoranda, or other documents relevant to program activities.

    You will collaborate with the EPO in providing expert analysis and advice on complex program issues in emergency preparedness and emergency response management operations. Based on operations and changing program requirements, works in conjunction with EPO in identifying relevant issues. Collect relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to access. Devise new analytical techniques to evaluate findings. Make recommendations to the EPO.

    You will serve as advisor to training staff on the development and revision of exercise evaluation training materials. Coordinate training programs with federal, State, and local government for on-site personnel to satisfy various emergency management requirements of the Center.

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