In order to qualify, you must meet the general experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions
Any individual who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than 2 years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program;
Any individual who has completed a period of obligated service in a uniformed service of more
than 4 years and was awarded a degree by an institution of higher education from a public or other non-profit institution not more than 4 years before the date of appointment meets the basic eligibility requirement to apply for the DHA Recent Graduates Program.
GS-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement
GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree; 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related
Combination of Education and Experience:
Have a combination of experience and education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes but not limited to experience assisting in coordinating and monitoring crisis and emergency responses within an organization.
Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes but not limited to experience analyzing and coordinating and monitoring logistics and emergency response and activities.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.)
Federal time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for general schedule (GS) positions:
Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
- Must be able to understand emergency response principles, practices, procedures and regulations applicable to health, safety, security directives, and environmental requirements on a military installation and the relationship of these responsibilities to local civil emergency management programs.
- Understanding of Federal Response Plan organization, lines of authority, and installation response roles and responsibilities as related in Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs), National Response Framework (NRF), National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), Consequence Management (CM), National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS), and DOD guidance.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the application of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues concerning evaluating program operations.
- Ability to understand Air Force Emergency Management (AFEM) program. Not limited to developing and coordinating EM, CBRN, and hazardous materials response plans.
- Knowledge of CBRN defense and response procedures for natural, man-made, and technological disasters.
- Familiarity of various standards to include but not limited to National Fire Protection (NFPA), Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents/Qualifications, Fire Dept. Occupational Safety & Health program, Protective Ensembles for first Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.