Digital Preparedness Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 07, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This assignment is with Federal Emergency Management Agency, Community Preparedness Division (ICPD). This is a 1-year full-time virtual assignment until the reopening of offices.

The Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) works to strengthen our Nation's resilience by preparing individuals, organizations, and communities for any disaster or emergency.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

The Division conducts research to better understand effective preparedness actions and ways to motivate the public to take those actions; develops and shares preparedness resources; and coordinates comprehensive disaster preparedness initiatives that empower communities to prepare for, protect against, and respond to disaster. We achieve this mission through close coordination with the FEMA Regions; Federal, state, tribal and local agencies; and nongovernmental partners from all sectors.

In this position, you will be a Digital Preparedness Specialist, serving as part of a team responsible for connecting individuals, organizations, and communities with research and tools to build and sustain capabilities to prepare for any disaster or emergency. Typical assignments include:
  • Developing short and long-range digital preparedness communication and outreach plans
  • Analyzing customer user data and national preparedness data to present recommendations for senior leader decision-making
  • Managing projects for websites and digital tools or content in coordination with program staff
  • Ensuring compliance with Agency policies
  • Drafting, editing, proofreading, and publishing digital content
  • Providing expert counsel on web and information technology management issues to Division leadership


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications

Qualifications required:

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience developing and managing projects that connect individuals and communities with web-based resources and tools to build preparedness, consistent with Agency policy, such as S.508 Compliance and 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act.
  • Experience implementing web program improvements
  • Complete assignments that may involve analyzing data such as real time web traffic statistics or usability testing data.
  • Manage large, complex projects for digital tools and platforms related to community preparedness
  • Communicate findings through effective visual, oral, and written communications.


Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)


  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).


  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .

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