Emergency Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 28, 2020
Closes
Nov 05, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As an Emergency Management Specialist, you will provide oversight and management for Continuity of Operations (COOP), National and Regional Emergency Response/Recovery, and National Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Location of position: General Services Administration, Office of Mission Assurance, Washington, DC

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.

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Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and evaluate the activities of GSA COOP program utilizing knowledge and a broad spectrum of telecommunications skills and knowledge of continuity programs.
  • Provide policy guidance, coordination, planning and evaluation support for GSA's National Security programs including all domestic natural and manmade hazards, to include natural disasters, pandemic disease, climate change impacts, terrorism, and critical infrastructure security and resilience.
  • Develops issues, policy recommendations, and procedures necessary to carry out those plans, and advises the Deputy Associate Administrator of Resiliency and Interagency Programs, about policies, plans or procedures that affect GSA National Security planning and resiliency efforts.
  • Develop and recommend policies and coordinates plans, programs, and operational activities regarding the GSA's COOP programs involving complex and critical relationships with the GSA Continuity Coordinator, the GSA Continuity Manager, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense, and other Federal Government agencies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for meetings, conferences and training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959


If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Submit to periodic and random drug testing where a urinalysis will be used to screen for illegal drug use. A negative test result is required before you start.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


Qualifications

For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialize experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience must be directly related to emergency management activities which include performing analytical, evaluative and operational readiness response work in support of program activities and national response activities that involve federal, state, and/or local agencies.

Education

Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: N/A

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Travel expenses associated with interviews are not approved and will be your responsibility.

This position requires drug testing.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Knowledge of other Federal departments and agencies involved in the formulation, implementation, and execution of domestic incident management and emergency preparedness and response policies and plans, including the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System, and related doctrine.
  • Knowledge of working with the National Security Council and the Inter-agency on developing Policy for Mission and Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Preparing & responding to all domestic natural and man made hazards, to include natural disasters, pandemic disease, climate change impacts, and terrorism.
  • Ability to apply high-level program analysis techniques and procedures when a wide variety of complex work operations are studied, and extensive and delicate coordination is needed to ensure that separate studies are effectively integrated.
  • Skill in written and oral communications develop and prepare analytical reports of findings, options, recommendations, briefing papers and present sensitive recommendations to higher authorities.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP) , you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

(a) Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
(b) If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

(a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

(b) Copy of your agency's annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS's People With Disabilities page.

If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

If you are ICTAP / CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

If you are a current or former political appointee: Submit your SF-50.

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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