Emergency Management Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Shift work/weekend work may be required.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service performing all of the following:  

    1) Applying concepts, principles and practices of emergency management in order to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources and develop specialized reports, summaries and briefings which highlights organizational impacts.
    2) Leading the development of Department-wide and/or organization-wide emergency management and/or operations center situational awareness and common operating pictures.
    3) Managing and instructing employees on specific emergency management and/or operations center tasks and job techniques and making available written instructions including providing oversight on the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures and interagency policies.
    4) Managing emergency management and/or operations center communication systems in order to facilitate information sharing, alert and notification and operation of other classified and/or unclassified communication systems.
    5) Anticipating and resolving emergency management conflicts.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

    The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.  In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior.  This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment.  DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity.  Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work.  All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

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

    Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.  Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 

    • Emergency Management-Comprehensive knowledge of emergency management directives , policies, regulations, procedures, methods and the relationships between Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments; non-governmental organizations; and the private sector and their emergency response mechanisms and authorities.
    • Gather and analyze data-Ability to analyze and evaluate operational reports, after action reviews, plans, and procedures to deconflict reported information; and to formulate accurate reports and summaries including conclusions and recommendations.
    • Information Management-Knowledge and understanding of rules, regulations and procedures governing security and handling of classified information.
    • Interpersonal Communication-Demonstrated skill in organizing and coordinating the efforts of others, motivating and leading teams, managing projects, completing studies and executing programs that contribute to the continuous improvement of operations and activities within the program area and work unit and building constructive relationships with partners.
    • Leadership and Supervision-Ability to oversee the work of a team, monitor and evaluate performance, recommend appropriate personnel actions on an as needed basis when requested by the supervisor. 6) Written Communication-Professional writing skills to communicate effectively with officials from Departmental offices, bureaus, and other agencies and to provide clearly written operational reports, plans, procedures, correspondence, and other written documents.

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    Drug test required Yes

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