Emergency Management Specialist

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time

At the full performance level (GS-14) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Represent the Agency at Departmental and Interagency planning meetings.
  • Advise the Bureau Director/Deputy Director, OA Chief, and other members of the OSMRE Executive Committee (EC) and Continuity of Operations Program (COOP) matters affecting their ability to accomplish organizational mission essential functions
  • Develop and maintain OSMRE HQ's COOP Plan; assist in developing OSMRE Regional COOP Plans
  • Chair OSMRE's Emergency Management Committee (EMC)

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • Subject to financial disclosure requirements. You cannot own any direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation
    • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service or meet an approved exemption
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation


    Minimum Qualification Requirements:
    To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

    Specialized Experience
    To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

    Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
    Managing a continuity, contingency, mission assurance, or resilience program either in government or private industry, including, at a minimum: Serving as a subject matter expert on and point of contact for the program elements of a viable continuity capability; Leading or otherwise actively participating in an inter- or intra-organizational working group(s) or similar forum addressing continuity, mission assurance, or resilience. Developing, managing, or coordinating the process for and review and approval of essential functions. This includes Business Process Analyses and Business Impact Analyses. Coordinating or managing a Test, Training & Exercise (TT&E) plan or program for a preparedness mission area. Managing (developing, drafting, reviewing, and/or revising) an organization's plan(s), policy(ies), and/or procedure(s) for a preparedness mission area. A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate at all levels of an organization, both orally and in writing, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions that provide a clear understanding of continuity principles to ensure effective communications and decision-making during a crisis based on current plans, policies, and requirements.

    Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

    One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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 job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • Relocation expenses not authorized
    • Incentive payments may be considered.
    • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OSMRE.

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

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements visit the following websites:
    • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    • Other Special Appointment Authorities
    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement.

    To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

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