Supervisory Security and Emergency Response Manager

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

Serves as the Deputy Security and Emergency Response Manager for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of the Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR), Emergency Services Office (ESO). The Emergency Services Office delivers emergency and physical security services for the protection of personnel, property, and activities located on NIST facilities. This position provides direct support to the ESO Director in overseeing a comprehensive security and emergency response program at NIST, to include physical security, access control, emergency preparedness and fire and disaster response.

Provides leadership and direction to staff responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all NIST physical security and emergency response activities, including but not limited to, access controls, intrusion detection systems, CCTV, implementing Interagency Security Committee standards and best practices, homeland security initiatives, fire/rescue services; and emergency management planning and preparedness, including the NIST Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and disaster control.

Represents the ESO Director in providing guidance and advice to NIST senior management in the initiation, development, and implementation of new and innovative security and emergency response policies, procedures, and safeguard mechanisms necessary to ensure the security and protection of all NIST physical property, human resources, and sensitive information. Advises the ESO Director on approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of NIST physical security program and fire emergency services to maximize utilization of existing resources and to identify and develop future resources to address operational needs. Represents the ESO Director and NIST in emergency response and security activities involving the Department of Commerce, other Federal Agencies and other State, local, and national emergency services authorities.

Assists in the development and execution of long and short-range goals and objectives for NIST's physical security, protection and emergency response services, ensuring a highly integrated, cohesive program across the entire NIST organization. Supports the continual evaluation of the programs' adequacy, strength and effectiveness by systematically performing comprehensive program evaluations that include identifying changes in requirements, assessing needs, and evaluating program effectiveness. Assists the ESO Director in ensuring that the most state-of-the-art technologies are utilized for service delivery to NIST and oversees the development of innovative approaches to streamline and improve these services. Provides leadership and direction in the formulation and implementation of new policies, procedures, programs and standards for the physical security and emergency response programs at NIST.

Assists in the development and assignment of goals and objectives to ESO personnel across all service delivery areas. Approves annual and multi-year work plans developed by subordinate supervisors and managers; oversees revisions of these plans, as necessary, and manages achievement of goals and objectives outlined in long range plans. Delegates authority to subordinate supervisors and holds them accountable for the performance of their organizational element. Establishes workload priorities and initiates assignments based on the difficulty, complexity, type of work and employee capabilities. Reviews accomplished work, evaluates staff and subordinate supervisors' performance, and reviews performance evaluations made by subordinate supervisors. Identifies and fulfills the training needs of subordinates. Provides advice, counsel and instruction on technical and administrative matters.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure, Form OGE-450


Basic Requirements: All applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of the specialized experience at the GS-13 level (ZA-III at NIST). Specialized experience is defined as experience in administering, developing and managing a security and emergency
response program including at least three of the following: physical security, access control, police protection, emergency
preparedness, and/or fire and disaster response.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application.

The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook .

Applicant Reconsideration

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

The physical worksite for this position is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. However, the Emergency Services Office is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when Emergency Services Office moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

This position is covered under NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The APMS is a pay-for-performance system with excellent HR flexibilities to help NIST recruit and retain top talent. Find out more about the APMS here !

A supervisory probationary period may be required.

We may share your application package with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

NIST strives to build a flexible and encouraging work environment to bring out the best in our employees. To help our employees balance responsibilities at home and at work, NIST offers a variety of work-life flexibilities such as:
  • Telework
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Family-friendly leave
  • Child and elder-care resources
  • On-site childcare center
  • Lactation spaces
  • Wellness programs
  • Fitness center
  • Employee assistance programs

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