Emergency Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 17, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Emergency Management Center (EMC), within the Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), serves as the Department of Labor's (DOL) focal point for all emergency management policy, planning, preparedness and response coordination.

- This position is outside the bargaining unit at all grade levels.

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Responsibilities

The EMC manages and has program oversight for the following program areas: Continuity of Operations (COOP), Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Program (CISR), Continuity of Government (COG), Communications Security (COMSEC) and Operations Security (OPSEC). The EMC is also responsible for a Test, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) program for these areas.

At the full performance level, if selected, you will perform the following major duties:

Performs national security emergency management federal coordination duties, and works with other Federal counterparts in other Federal departments and agencies during 1) continuity of operations (COOP) test, training and exercise activities, 2) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activities, and 3) other related activities and operations to coordinate overall response and recovery efforts.

Develops, reviews, revises, and maintains Emergency Management plans and procedures for the Department of Labor. Coordinates with the DOL Headquarters emergency points of contact, providing guidance for establishing essential functions and ensuring headquarters operations and emergency resources continue with minimal disruption during emergencies.

Coordinates and facilitates the collection and analysis of evaluation data. Advises personnel on program evaluation methodologies and procedures.

Serves as the DOL liaison and representative on external committees and work groups dealing with national security, homeland security, emergency management, emergency communications, and continuity topics and issues. Provide input to workgroup issues as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

This position is designated Mission Critical Emergency. Incumbent participates as a key member of the DOL Emergency Response Group (ERG) in response to emergencies. Incumbent is subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of any emergency."

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must obtain/maintain a TOP Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment.


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

Basic Qualification Requirements:

For the GS-9, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-7, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience supporting a continuity program, or a test, training and exercise program or an emergency operations center for an organization; experience may have required the applicant to develop plans and procedures in support of these program areas, and to develop, review, revise and maintain Emergency Management plans and procedures for an organization; or experience supporting, developing, coordinating or conducting training sessions for emergency personnel.

OR

You may also qualify with a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying.

For the GS-11, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-9, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience supporting a continuity program, or a test, training and exercise program or an emergency operations center for an organization; experience may have required the applicant to develop plans and procedures in support of these program areas, and to develop, review, revise and maintain Emergency Management plans and procedures for an organization; or experience supporting, developing, coordinating or conducting training sessions for emergency personnel; manage the collection and analysis of evaluation data generated during assigned tasks and provides guidance to personnel on program evaluation methodologies and procedures.

OR

PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M or J.D., if related.

OR

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying.

For the GS-12, applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience supporting a continuity program, or a test, training and exercise program or an emergency operations center for an organization; experience may have required the applicant to develop plans and procedures in support of these program areas, and to develop, review, revise and maintain Emergency Management plans and procedures for an organization; or experience supporting, developing, coordinating or conducting training sessions for emergency personnel; manage the collection and analysis of evaluation data generated during assigned tasks and provides guidance to personnel on program evaluation methodologies and procedures; identify information exchange requirements, establishing partnerships, managing expectations and ensuring delivery of outputs, products, and services in accordance with department and agency level exercise plans and regulations.

There is no educational requirement at the GS-12 level.

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

Education

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #23 and 26 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

Oral Communication - Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.

Written Communication - Uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for an intended audience.

Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and respect for individuals from different backgrounds and different situations.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password protected documents. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
(b) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE)
(c) Military Spouses (MISP)

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

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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