MORTUARY AFFAIRS COORDINATOR

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Jul 21, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide subject matter expertise, interagency coordination, planning support in Army, joint/interagency doctrine, policy guidelines, and procedures related to the handling of deceased US Citizens and DoD personnel during Defense Support to Civil Authorities in response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear events.

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Responsibilities

  • Acts as the command's subject matter expert in Mortuary Affairs during Crisis Action and Deliberate Planning.
  • Develops and maintains relationships across a broad spectrum of federal, state, tribal and local agencies in order to coordinate with those contacts during Phase 0 Operations and during a domestic CBRN response.
  • Review city, state, and FEMA Regional plans to maintain current situation awareness of changes/updates and support to potential crisis action planning efforts.
  • Advises and assists in the development of Mortuary Affairs related policies, regulations, procedures, plans, and doctrine as it applies to CBRN response operations.
  • Participates in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise operations; may deploy to hazardous locations.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Work may require employee to drive a government motor vehicle. A valid driver's license is required for this positon
  • May be required to wear an organizational civilian uniform with appropriate footwear and other personnel protective equipment to be issued by the organization
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • May be required to work non-traditional duty hours which includes evenings, weekends, and holidays. Overtime may be required on short notice. Shift work may be necessary during exercises, crises, or contingencies
  • Incumbent may be required to be on a two or four-hour recall. Incumbent may be required to carry a phone and/or pager (government furnished). Incumbent must participate in any call back drills conducted by the organization (unless on approved leave)
  • May require travel by military or commercial aircraft or other modes of travel away from the normal duty station to locations within and outside of the Continental Unites States. Travel may be on very short notice and may be under field conditions
  • Employee is expected to have a family care plan in place (if applicable) to allow employee to deploy in as little as 4 hours after notification. Employee's plan must allow for the possibility of deployments of at least 30 continuous days or more
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • This position is designated Non-Combat Essential and is a Key position IAW DODD 1404.10. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations
  • Incumbent of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available
  • This position is designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Positon (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program
  • As a mandatory requirement for employment in this TDP, the incumbent is (A) to refrain from use of illegal drugs and (B) if required, to submit to urinalysis testing
  • The selectee must sign a statement acknowledging the positon occupied is identified as a TDP
  • Deployments may expose incumbent to hazardous conditions and potentially life threatening conditions. Training may be required to prepare the incumbent for extended TDY under field conditions
  • Special dietary or religious requirements may not be accommodated during TDY or training exercises
  • Employee is expected to have a family care plan in place (if applicable) to allow employee to deploy in as little as 4 hours after notification. Employee's plan must allow for the possibility of deployments of at least 30 continuous days or more
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT CONTINUED BELOW:


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-11, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes the ability to develop and provide concept of operations in support of planning in order to advise leadership on the capabilities of allocated mortuary affairs assets and their ability to provide appropriate services during response operations. Establishing contact and maintaining communications in the locality of incidents during response operations. Reviewing city, state, and FEMA regional plans to maintain situational awareness of changes/updates and support to potential crisis action planning efforts

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of current DoD Mortuary Affairs operations and capabilities with ability to apply that knowledge in a complex interagency environment to assist local, state, and federal partners develop feasible response options to address large numbers of civilian remains following natural or man-made disasters
  • Ability to plan independently and as a member of a Joint Planning Group for both deliberate planning efforts and crisis action plans, analyzing catastrophic disaster scenarios or actual events, recommending expedient courses of action, and communicating those courses of action at both action officer and senior leader levels
  • Knowledge and experience in the Joint Operations Planning Process (JOPP) with proficiency sufficient to enable rapid integration with DoD or interagency planning teams tackling complex operational or strategic-level problems in planning for or responding to catastrophic disasters
  • Skill in conducting effective training to direct general purpose troops on how support DoD mortuary affairs units or civil in situations where mortuary affairs resources are overwhelmed
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with supported agencies, including but not limited to FEMA, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Defense Coordination Elements, and others to build trust and establish shared understanding of capabilities before incidents occur
  • Skill with automated systems to include Google EC and working knowledge of ArcGIS and WEBEOC used to maintain and share situational understanding both within the command and with mission partners

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Conditions of Employment Continued:
Must be able to don Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) protective clothing, including a protective mask, unassisted, in the requisite amount of time to ensure the employee's safety, and remain in this posture until conditions are declared safe for removal of protective clothing. Grooming standards must be compatible with all required protective equipment.

A pre-employment medical exam is required. The duties of the position require moderate physical exertion involving walking and standing, possible use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. This positon has deployment requirements for CBRN response IAW NNCI 44-163 and DoDI 6490.79. Selectee must meet the requirements specified on the SF-178 Certification of Medical Examination. Certification of medical readiness is required annually as a condition of employment. Any condition that would cause the employee to be a hazard to him/her or others is disqualifying. The incumbent must immediately report to his supervisor any significant changes in health status and/or medication requirements.

Vaccinations and medication necessary to deploy to, and operation in, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High Explosive (CBRNE) contaminated environment are required IAW NNCI 44-163 as a condition of employment. Maintaining a current and medically deployable status is a condition of employment.

Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old)

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period and hours worked per week. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level, i.e., GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs, inappropriate material, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.

  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

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