Logistics Management Specialist

Washington D.C.
Aug 20, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time

25% or less - Travel for training and work assignments may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Subject to satisfactory completion of one year trial period.
  • Special Conditions:

    • Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation
    • Successful completion of a 1 year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service)
    • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty to this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee
    • This position is eligible for telework within the local commuting area of the duty location of the position. Employee participation in telework is at the discretion of the supervisor
    • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations concerning conflict of interest, the incumbent of this position will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter
    • Work is in both an office setting, where work is sedentary and, as needed, in a warehouse environment, which involves long periods of standing, bending, and reaching.  Requires slight physical effort.  Presentations, meetings, training and site visits require recurring travel.  This position is an emergency preparedness position and the incumbent must be medically cleared and fit tested. This position requires travel 25 percent or more of the time using government, domestic, and/or foreign modes of air, land, and/or sea transportation. Must be available on a 24-hour basis, including weekends, year-round. 
    • Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office environment, with occasional duties performed in a warehouse environment.  On-site visits may involve exposure to operating machines and equipment. Deployments may involve high noise levels and extremely adverse weather and living conditions.  The ability to use and wear protective equipment is mandatory.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.

    FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
    • Planning, procuring, storing, managing, and transporting of inventories of materiel that would be required in the event of a natural or technological disaster.
    • Conducting special studies and projects to develop readiness-oriented systems and programs that answer current and future requirements of organization strategic initiatives.
    • Implementing and directing emergency response measures.
    • Working with other agency and federal government employees, state and local government employees, private organizations, pharmaceutical representatives and others to give and receive technical advice and assistance.
    • Developing new or modified work methods.

    (Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.)

    FOR THE GS-13 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:

    • Planning, integrating, coordinating and evaluating a range of activities associated with the acquisition, management, storage, maintenance, transport and deployment of assets in the event of natural disasters, terrorism, or other emergency situations.
    • Analyzing situations and developing and implementing contingency plans, action plans and safety plans to facilitate response to emergencies.
    • Using initiative and creativity to respond to emergency periods when correct interpretations of events and rapid, accurate decision making have potentially significant human consequences.  
    • Responding to needs that are unprecedented and for which no real guidelines are available.
    • Adapting or modifying or initiating emergency response planning and preparedness procedures.
    • Establishing criteria to identify and measure program accomplishments.
    • Justifying or defending issues related to cooperative agreements or contractual arrangements related to procurement, storage, and transport issues.
    (Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.)

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

    • This position is subject to unscheduled overnight details of undetermined lengths in the event of animal health emergencies or other conditions requiring immediate response, as required by the Agency. (Extensive periods of time may be designated for overnight details.)
    • More than one selection may be made if another vacancy occurs within 90 days of the issuance of the certification of eligibles.
    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
    • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: USDAs TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).
    • Direct Deposit – Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.
    • E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
    • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. See more information at: http://www.chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures using category rating. The category rating procedure is used to rank and select eligible candidates. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Category placement will be determined on applicants' quality of experience and the extend they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:

    • Knowledge of Emergency Preparedness
    • Ability to identify priorities, changing work requirements, meet deadlines, and coordinate the work of other
    • Knowledge of organizational operations and application of logistics principles for a major program
    • Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
    Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions.  Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.  Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to and including removal from the Federal Service.

    To view the application form, visit: https://aphis.usda.ntis.gov/cp/?event=jobs.previewApplication&jobid=6D7102B2-7E2D-45D2-9D49-A93500C59A0E

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