Continuity Advisory Group (CAG) Program Manager

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Full Time


This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment. FEMA HQ with telework authorized

This position is in the National Branch within the Continuity Implementation Division (CID) in FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP).

Top Secret/SCI required.

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This position serves as the Continuity Advisory Group (CAG) Program Manager, which is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day planning, coordination, and project management activities. The CAG is an inter-agency forum chartered to coordinate and review national continuity policy implementation.

The CAG Program Manager's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Plan for, and implement, all CAG Steering Committee meetings and full CAG membership meetings to include coordinating meeting presentations and logistics with select CAG steering committee members and inter-agency points of contact.
2. Schedule, prepare for, and lead preparatory sessions with division management and senior executive leadership prior to each CAG meeting.
3. Ensure the drafting and dissemination of meeting notes or summaries of conclusion for all CAG meetings.
4. Confirm and coordinate venue logistics for all in-person CAG planning efforts and meetings.
5. Draft and implement an annual project plan that drives a two-year planning cycle for all CAG meetings and associated business processes.
6. Establish an internal working group designed to ensure current continuity implementation activities are clearly identified and incorporate into future meeting agendas.
7. Engage executive branch organizations to identify best practices and lessons learned.
8. Assist with the review and revision of the CAG Charter.
9. Assist with the development and maintenance of a virtual CAG community of interest (COI).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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 required:

Serves as the lead program manager for a complex and dynamic interagency forum that encompasses routine outreach, engagement, and communication with DHS and FEMA senior executives and management, senior leadership across departments and agencies, and White House offices.

The following qualifications are desired:
1. Strong project management and organizational skills;
2. Strong verbal and written communication skills;
3. Experience developing and leading briefings for senior government leaders and policy-makers;
4. Knowledge of national-level preparedness and/or continuity policy and planning doctrine;
5. Experience working on, or leading, inter-agency working groups;
6. Knowledge of SharePoint and Enterprise Shared Work Space platforms; and
7. Proficient with a multitude of software programs to include Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.

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
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    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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