Emergency Management Specialis

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Oct 24, 2020
Closes
Oct 31, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Emergency Management Specialist position falls under Engineering Service located at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia
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Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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Serving as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Deputy Safety and Occupational health Manager for the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Richmond, VA affecting all of its associated facilities and property, including community Based Outpatient (CBOC) responsible for the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP) and implementation of all safety measures for these facilities.

-Serves as a technical authority and subject matter expert for the VAMC, with responsibility for program oversight and assuring adequacy of its emergency management programs.

-Acts on behalf of the Medical Center Director with delegated authority to commit or render a decision concerning a broad range of issues as they relate to the VAMC's CEMP and community plan involvement.

-Incumbent facilitates the VAMC Emergency Management Committee and is the key member responsible for reporting out to other committees and coordinating the development and implementation of emergency plans across the VAMC's organization elements. As a senior member of the Incident Management Team, is often assigned Incident Commander responsibilities.

-Responsible for ensuring that the emergency response results in findings and conclusions that lead to continual improvement of emergency management programs at the facility and provides program management, leadership and direction to management, professional and technical personnel regarding the development and implementation of the facility Emergency Management Programs.

-Manages computer programs and databases to enhance management of these associated programs.


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, including some weekends.
Position Description/PD#: Emergency Management Specialis/PD027550

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/30/2020.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience serving as a technical authority and subject matter expert with responsibility for program oversight and assuring adequacy of its emergency programs; ensuring that the emergency response results in findings and conclusions that lead to continual improvement of emergency management program at a facility. (SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED)
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Accountability
  • Fire Management
  • First Response
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Safety Engineering
  • Stress Tolerance


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; religions; 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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Emergency Management in a Healthcare environment and completion of Incident Command System (ICS) training courses strongly preferred.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work during non-crisis times is primary sedentary. However, the work periodically requires the employee to carry, erect/install and maintain equipment and involves lifting, walking, standing, bending, climbing or crawling during surveys, drills or activation/implementation of emergency procedures. Conditions can be primitive with little or no shelter, electricity or water with potential for long periods of exposure to both cold and hot weather, the elements, lack of food and water and periods without rest. Emotional stability, ability to effectively and efficiently function during a crisis, ability to make important recommendations and decisions and provide critical information in a professional and unbiased manner are essential.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

If you are unable to apply online 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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
  • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
  • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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