Test, Training and Exercise Coordinator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Function
IT, QA Engineer, Trainer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Office of Security Programs (OSP), Assistant Director Resilience and Security Division.

The AOC is accepting applications for an experienced training and exercise professional to lead efforts to develop and mature an integrated security, emergency management, and resilience Test, Training and Exercise (TTE) program validating agency plans and procedures.

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Responsibilities

At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC's mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court. AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority on the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world's most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation's laws.

This position is considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Office of Security Programs (OSP), Assistant Director Resilience and Security Division. The incumbent leads efforts to develop and mature an security, emergency management, and resilience Test, Training and Exercise (TTE) program validating agency resilience, security, and emergency management plans and procedures. Duties quoted below are at the GS-13 level.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Performing specialized duties as a TTE coordinator working within a variety of functional resilience, emergency management, and security programs.
  • Developing and maintaining a multi-year TTE schedule which aligns with the exercise programs of the Supreme Court of the United States, Congress and other legislative branch organizations.
  • Performing research, design and development of exercise materials, including realistic scenarios, Master Scenario Events Lists (MSELs), Exercise Plans (EXPLANs), evaluation plans and After Action Reports (AARs). Develops handouts, brochures, instructional material and presentations in support of the TTE program.
  • Leading AOC-wide exercise and training and performing assessments to identify organizational short- and long-range security, resilience, preparedness and operational requirements and priorities. Establishes management and fiscal controls, estimates requirements and evaluates work performed.
  • Developing and managing the TTE Corrective Action Program.
  • Acting as the AOC liaison for Judicial, Congressional and inter-governmental security, preparedness, and continuity exercises and TTE planning efforts.
  • Performing procurement actions from the receipt of the purchase request through negotiations with vendors, source selection, award and final

Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security clearance

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must be able to pass a drug test
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security clearance


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Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at OPM qualification standards

Specialized experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Specialized experience for the GS-13 includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12. Specialized experience includes: (1) Applying expert knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles in developing and conducting training; (2) Applying expert knowledge of principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience, and emergency management in developing and conducting training; (3) Analyzing programs to ascertain deficiencies and develop recommendations for improvements; and (4) Performing research, design and development of exercise materials, including realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports.

Specialized experience for the GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11. Specialized experience includes: (1) Applying knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles in developing and conducting training; (2) Applying knowledge of principles and planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience, and emergency management in developing and conducting training; (3) Analyzing programs to ascertain deficiencies and develop recommendations for improvements; and (4) Performing research, design and development of exercise materials, including realistic scenarios, exercise plans, evaluation plans and after action reports.

Education

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies:
  • Knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles.
  • Knowledge of principles and current planning methods for continuity and business recovery operations, critical infrastructure security and resilience, and emergency management.
  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels in all kinds of situations, to include processing highly sensitive information.
  • Ability to develop and implement both short- and long-range project plans.
  • Ability to effectively write and orally communicate information to various audiences.

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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