Middle River, Maryland
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D2224000 and is part of the MD 175th ANG, National Guard.

This is an indefinite position.

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As an Emergency Management Specialist, GS-0089-09, you will assist in the development and coordination of plans and procedures for implementation and execution of the Emergency Management Plan (IEMP 10-2). Reviews existing plans to ensures EM planning and response actions are included in the Anti-Terrorism Force Protections (AT/FP), Medical Contingency Response, Disease Containment Plans, state and local plans (as applicable), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and CBRN Control Center checklists in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directives, National Response Framework (NRF) organization, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS). Assists in the development of adequate disaster preparedness measures to minimize the effects of natural disasters and/or major accidents and incidents. Conducts annual review of Memoranda of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MOA/MOU) and Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA). Analyzes and identifies EM capabilities and any shortfalls and/or limitations. Assists in conducting initial/recurring training for functional areas of EM. Records and maintains documentation of training in electronic and/or automated system(s). Assists with analyzing course content to tailor training programs to meet local requirements. Helps to develop EM and flight in-house training schedule. Participates in the assignment of instructors and in-house training topic based on skill level as directed by flight leadership. Maintains Emergency Management response equipment, training resources, and supply inventories. Establishes and maintains flight property, Technical Order System, and Air Force Metrology and Calibration (AFMETCAL) accounts. Maintains inventory of home station response and deployable equipment and supplies and ensures all accountable/controlled property is secured. Ensures inventory of equipment is captured in Automated Civil Engineer System (ACES) database and provides status updates as directed. Ensures EM support teams are adequately staffed, trained and equipped to provide 24-hour coverage when activated. Takes actions to program, procure, inspect, and maintain equipment and aids, to include enhancements and upgrades and identifies shortfalls to the supervisor. Collaborates with on and off-base units and agencies, on EM programs, policies, and procedures. Serves as the RED HORSE emergency management liaison with outside agencies at the local, county, and tribal level during emergencies. Assists in performing unit staff assistance visits utilizing checklists and criteria to determine compliance with program specific directives and procedures. Provides findings of staff assistance visits to flight leadership. Adapts accepted techniques for application to plan for emergency response to potential hazards in highly specialized and technical operations. Serves as a CBRN Response team member. Executes established plans and procedures for emergency response actions. Performs hazard and risk assessment and conducts incident analysis. Works with other hazardous material responders, i.e., fire department and bio-environmental engineering, to identify materials involved and specific hazards released; analyze surrounding conditions; predict behavior of a specific material and/or container and recommend appropriate actions to the incident commander. Employs hazardous materials identification procedures and equipment. Evaluates the effectiveness of the situation response and recommends potential alternatives or supplementary actions. Develops strategies for site containment and release. Collaborates on post incident debriefings and critiques. Prepares incident documentation and reports. Maintains contact with incident commander and/or senior onsite emergency management representative. Utilizes a variety of protective clothing, respiratory devices, hazard detection equipment, and chemical mitigation agents. Operates and maintains a Mobile Emergency Operation Center (MEOC) and associated internal/external equipment during training, exercises, and emergency situations.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Military Grades: SSgt (E-5) and below

Compatible Military Assignments: 3E9X1

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in the grade immediately below the next higher level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : The primary purpose of this position is to execute the unit Emergency Management (EM), Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN), and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) emergency response, logistics, and training programs. The position develops, manages, and executes the EM programs, ensuring all military, civilian and contract personnel are trained and equipped to support home station and worldwide contingency operations. An applicant must demonstrate the following experience competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors) to qualify for a GS-09 Emergency Management Specialist. Skilled in preparing and briefing emergency management plans. Ability to speak distinctly. Knowledgeable in personnel activations and deployments. Knowledge of readiness status reports. Knowledge of readiness status reports. Competent in writing, designing, formatting, publishing, and presenting specific EM program assigned work to peers and immediate supervisors at workshops or special committee meetings. Knowledge is mandatory in the Emergency Management (EM), Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN), and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) emergency response, logistics, and training programs. Working experiences and skills in developing, managing, and executing the EM programs that ensured all military, civilian and contract personnel were trained and equipped to support home station and worldwide contingency operations. Knowledge is mandatory of the characteristics and effects of peacetime WMD and wartime conventional and CBRN weapons; detection and identification of CBRN contamination; threat analysis; passive defense measures; principles of contamination control; related technical information, policies, procedures, techniques, and equipment; and EM and contingency planning, training, operations, equipment supply procedures, directives, and policies. May have practical experience in a supervisory or management position in a government related public safety field or equivalent private industry position. The work requires knowledge of emergency management and related directives, policies, regulations, procedures, and methods; and the collaboration and fostering of relationships between Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector, and their response mechanisms and authorities.


High School Diploma is required with successful completion of courses in algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, typing/keyboarding, computer operations, English grammar and composition, speech, and general science. College academic courses or technical school education in business management, speech, English grammar, algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer operations are desirable. Must have successfully completed technical military training school basic EM Apprentice course and the CBRN Responders Course.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): Knowledge of and skill in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts and practices relating to emergency management operations in carrying out the full scope of emergency management operations for the ANG Aviation Wing and supported units. The position utilizes lower level knowledge of a variety of emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents. The work requires thorough knowledge of emergency management and related directives, policies, regulations, procedures, and methods; and the collaboration and fostering of relationships between Federal, State, local governments and non-governmental organizations or the private sector, and their response mechanisms and authorities.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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