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    Duties

    Summary

    IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

    This is a term position not to exceed two years and may be extended two years.

    This is an episodic, intermittent position, on an irregular or occasional basis with hours and days of work not on a prearranged schedule and with compensation for the actual time employed or for service rendered.

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    Responsibilities

    1. Oversees health and safety aspect of the response team, including patients under their care.
    2. Work with Planning, Logistics, and Operations Section Chiefs to plan and communicate the Incident Safety Plan.
    3. Develops safety operating procedures and plans for team personnel.
    4. Conducts site safety analysis and Incident Command System documentation.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - 95% Domestic and 5% International.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)
    • Suitable for federal employment
    • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation with favorable adjudication and completion of medical screening. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
    • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
    • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
    • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
    • One-year trial period may be required.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must understand that the work performed is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, that may be remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying NDMS equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high-stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process to meet and maintain certain physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies.

    NOTE: This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire authority. Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority.
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

    This is a Standing Register - Open Continuous Announcement and will have an initial cutoff on 04/06/18, a second cutoff will be on 05/18/18, a third cutoff will be on 06/22/18, and the final cutoff will be 08/31/18. The vacancy will close on September 3, 2018. Applications received AFTER a cutoff date will be considered in the next group of candidates.


    One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards; applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; managing safety or occupational health program elements; and developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.

    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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

    Education

    Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.

    Additional information

    Travel and transportation expenses may be paid: No

    Bargaining Unit Position: No

    Drug Screening Required: No

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

    Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No

    Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No

    For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap.

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

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    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Info for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    If you are unable to apply online, please go to https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

    To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10176834

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q - Nonsensitive

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume. You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, you must include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week (if less than 40), month and year of employment for each job title listed. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
    3. Supporting Documents:

    - Veterans Preference Documentation. Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (Member 4 Copy of all DD214s with disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW), if you are an active duty service member who has not yet been discharged, you may submit a written certification from the armed forces (in lieu of a DD-form 214) to claim tentative veterans preference. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

    - lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. (See Other Information Section)

    - Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Your home of record will become your official duty station and locality pay will be assigned at time of selection. When applying, select the City that corresponds with region(s) for which you want to be considered.

    Please select up to three locations only:

    For Region 1 select Boston which covers the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
    For Region 2 select New York City which covers New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
    For Region 3 select Philadelphia which covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia
    For Region 4 select Atlanta which covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
    For Region 5 select Chicago which covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
    For Region 6 select Dallas which covers Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
    For Region 7 select Kansas City which covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
    For Region 8 select Denver which covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
    For Region 9 select San Francisco which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau
    For Region 10 select Seattle which covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    4. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    5. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    Agency contact information

    Beverly Flory

    Address

    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    200 Independence Ave. SW
    Washington, DC 20201
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    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

    You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496101500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.