Emergency Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jan 22, 2021
Closes
Jan 26, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Operations Officer, White House Operations Center. The incumbent will serve as an Emergency Operations Specialist responsible for performing work involved with intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.

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Responsibilities

As a Emergency Management Specialist, GS-0089-9/11/12, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Serves at the technical authority and expert for the development of alert and notification policies and procedures and assists with determining the requirements and methods of all-hazards notifications.
  • Develops and assists with overseeing the implementation of operational policies, procedures, and emergency action checklists to initiate and manage the EOP's all-hazards alert notification process.
  • Identifies shortfalls in response operations and/or exercises and recommends immediate corrective action and procedural and policy changes required to enhance emergency response.
  • Operates and tests equipment and capabilities providing recommendations on the development of systems and technology to enhance emergency operations activities and security.
  • Maintains liaison with the White House stakeholders and EOPC personnel to coordinate specific projects and/or assigned emergency and continuity operations.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident is required for this appointment.
  • Males born on (or after) 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an approved exemption. Visit www.SSS.gov for more info.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Direct deposit is required per Public Law 104-134.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance prior to appointment date. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov.
  • This position is designated Mission Critical Emergency support.
  • Incumbent is subject to 24 hour on-call status during an emergency.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply).
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
In order to qualify at the GS-09 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: (1) Provides technical guidance to senior management officials regarding emergency management related regulations, policies, and procedures and assists with developing operational policies, procedures, and emergency response instructions. (2) Executes specified emergency functions during operations and exercises, identifies shortfalls during response operations and exercises and recommends immediate corrective action. (3) Serves as the technical authority and subject-matter-expert for the development of alert and notification policy, procedures, and determines methods of all-hazards notifications.(4) Operates and tests equipment and capabilities providing recommendations on the development of systems and technology to enhance emergency operations activities and security. -OR-

B.
A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position. -OR-

C.
A combination of education and experience as listed above.

In order to qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: (1) Provides technical guidance to senior management officials regarding emergency management related regulations, policies, and procedures and assists with developing operational policies, procedures, and emergency response instructions. (2) Executes specified emergency functions during operations and exercises, identifies shortfalls during response operations and exercises and recommends immediate corrective action. (3) Serves as the technical authority and subject-matter-expert for the development of alert and notification policy, procedures, and determines methods of all-hazards notifications. (4) Operates and tests equipment and capabilities providing recommendations on the development of systems and technology to enhance emergency operations activities and security. -OR-

B.
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position. -OR-

C.
A combination of education and experience as listed above.

In order to qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must meet the qualification requirement below:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: (1) Provides technical guidance to senior management officials regarding emergency management related regulations, policies, and procedures and assists with developing operational policies, procedures, and emergency response instructions. (2) Executes specified emergency functions during operations and exercises, identifies shortfalls during response operations and exercises and recommends immediate corrective action. (3) Serves as the technical authority and subject-matter-expert for the development of alert and notification policy, procedures, and determines methods of all-hazards notifications. (4) Operates and tests equipment and capabilities providing recommendations on the development of systems and technology to enhance emergency operations activities and security.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; 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.

This position is designated Mission Critical Emergency support. Incumbent is subject to 24 hour on-call status during an emergency. Incumbent may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Pass/Fail Courses: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

Graduate Education: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Active Duty Military Members may apply under this announcement due to the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act. You must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions along with your application for Federal employment. A certification is a document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date of application. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance Programs & Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
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 Alternative Application .

NOTE: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Manages and Organizes Information - Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.

Planning and Evaluating - Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on the job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Written Communication - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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 of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if you are utilizing education as part of your qualifications.
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service). Do not submit an Award SF-50 as it does not identify all the required information needed for eligibility verification.
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities. DD-214 must be a Member 4 or Service 2 copy which reflects the type of discharge/character of service.
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistant Program/Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.


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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