Emergency Management Specialist (Title 32)

Langley AFB, Virginia
Nov 24, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Emergency Management Specialist (Title 32), Position Description Number D2225000 and is part of the VA 192 SUT SQ, National Guard.

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As an Emergency Management Specialist (Title 32), GS-0089-11, you will perform the below duties:

1. Develops, coordinates, obtains approval, and publishes plans and procedures for implementation of wing policies and instructions relating to Emergency Management (EM). Develops, updates, and coordinates the Wing Emergency Management Plan (IEMP) 10-2. Establishes wing emergency management plan objectives, effectively correlating the requirements on interdependent functional areas and provides comprehensive and timely guidance for all units in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs), National Response Framework (NRF), National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), Consequence Management (CM), National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS), and DOD guidance. Ensures EM planning and response actions are included in the wing Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (AT/FP), Medical Contingency Response, Disease Containment Plans, state and local plans (as applicable), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Control Center checklists. Serves as a member of Force Protection and Threat Working Groups. Develops, coordinates, and schedules annual review of Memoranda of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MOA/MOU) and Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA). Analyzes, reconciles, compiles and correlates differences in approaches and identifies capability shortfalls and limitations. Develops and maintains applicable EOC Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs) in support of the IEMP 10-2. Recommends courses of actions regarding Readiness and Emergency Management within the Wing. 20%

2. Conducts wing EM assessments; interprets and analyzes assessment results. Evaluates EM program to ensure compliance with established guidance. Ensures wing Risk/Hazard/EM vulnerability assessments are performed annually. Provides written findings and recommendations on corrective actions to Readiness and Emergency Management to the squadron, group or Wing leadership. Establishes metrics and analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points. Performs unit self-inspections to check policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work and provide comprehensive report with any corrective action taken to leadership. Performs follow-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. Determines best course of action from many alternatives and recommends and supports this action to leadership. 20%

3. Conducts initial and recurring training programs for EM functional areas. Develops, implements, and conducts wing EM and CBRN related training for first and emergency responders, specialized teams, and wing personnel. Conducts specialized EM training for senior wing leadership (i.e., EOC responsibilities). Develops written examinations and practical demonstrations to measure and assess the knowledge and skill of trained members. Educates and assists unit EM representatives on the EM education and training program. Develops and maintains master lesson plans for instructor-led courses utilizing available instructor guides created by Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Readiness Directorate (AFCEC/CX) tailoring lesson plans to local conditions. Reviews exercise reports to identify training shortfalls and conducts remedial training where required. 20%

4. Serves as Emergency Operations Center Manager under the direction of the EOC Director. Provides guidance on mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Provides EM and CBRN subject-matter expertise and support to the EOC director, incident commander, and other first and emergency responders. Oversees the establishment, organization, and maintenance of the CBRN Control Center. 20%

5. Collaborates with on and off-base units and agencies on specific wing EM programs, policies, and procedures. Serves as the wing 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. 20%

6. Performs other duties as assigned

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.


NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

GROUP I - All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt)currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Air National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Air National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt)regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Air National Guard.

Military Grades: Enlisted Personnel (E-1/AB - E-7/MSgt)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have experience developing, reviewing, coordinating and executing the National Guard installation's Emergency Management (EM) program plan in support of DOD, Joint Service, Army, Air Force, federal government, state, and county plans in the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
1. Experience in preparing and briefing emergency management plans
2. Experience in writing, designing, formatting, publishing, and presenting specific EM program assigned work to peers and immediate supervisors at workshops or special committee meetings.
3. Knowledgeable in personnel activations and deployments
4. Knowledge of emergency management and related directives, policies, regulations, procedures, and methods


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 in business management, speech, English grammar, algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer operations are highly preferred. Advanced education must have been obtained in an accredited business, civilian or military technical school, junior college, college or university. Must have successfully completed technical military training school basic EM Apprentice course and the CBRN Responders Course. Completion of the military technical training school (Seven Skill Level) Craftsman EM course is preferred.

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):

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: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days, Transcripts for applicants claiming education in lieu of specialized experience.

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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