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Job Title:Program Manager GS-0340-14

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG2012-00962-JMS-746756DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0340-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures and at the GS-14 grade level. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG2012-00962-JMS-755150MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert Program Manager professional looking for an opportunity to assist the Branch Chief in administering the operations of multiple large and complex projects, contracts, and finances under tight time constraints. This position starts at a salary of $105,211 (GS-14).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the FEMA Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).

 

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a (Public Trust) security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.

DUTIES:

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 In this position, you will become a key member of the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) providing acquisition management support and assistance to FEMA organizations to ensure mission execution.

 

Typical work assignments include:

 

  • Serves as an acquisition program management subject matter expert and provides guidance and technical assistance to component Program Managers and Contracting Officer's Representatives ((COR's) in the effective delivery of FEMA's acquisition programs as well as large and complex enterprise service contracts.
  • Assist component Program Managers and CORs in the development of complex program management documents, statements of work, task orders, tracking, as well as monitoring and analyzing contract data.
  • Ensures compliance with established guidelines, polices, and procedures for all contracts.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to component Program Managers and COTR's in conducting complex technical evaluations of contract proposals and proposed Work Plans.
  • Maintains regular communication and coordination with component Program Managers and COR's to ensure timely problem resolution and implementation of effective solutions. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level if you possess the following

 

Specialized ExperienceOne full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

 

Specialized experience is described as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in functional areas of Project Management, which includes the fundamentals of managing time and budget constraints and overseeing multiple programs with complex requirements and budgets of significant size.

 

Selective Placement Factor:  In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement to be considered qualified for the position:

CERTIFICATION:  

This position assists in the management of acquisition programs, therefore, requires additional training and experience per DHS Acquisition Workforce Policy Number 064-04-001, Certification Requirements for Acquisition Program Managers, dated May 20, 2010. You must possess a DHS or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Program Manager Level II Certification. Applicants currently possessing a DHS/DAWIA  Program Manager Level III certification are highly encouraged to apply. A copy of certification with career field information must be attached to your application and must meet the certification requirements closing date of the vacancy announcement.

 

The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for (Public Trust) as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

  1. Skill in Federal contracting process to serve as an authority in extending existing approaches and applying new developments to investigate critical problems in the contracting and/or in making decisions and recommendations which significantly change, interpret, or develop important public programs.
  2. Knowledge of FEMA's financial management techniques and practices.
  3. Ability to support the management of multiple contract vehicles or varying scope and size.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing for matters relating to task order and statement of work issues with supervisors, peers, and assigned contract staff.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the organization and functioning of recovery programs at the Federal, State, and local levels and the interrelationship of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities in the development of effective and efficient emergency management programs at all levels.

 

Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.”



OTHER INFORMATION:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit:
      • a copy of your agency notice, and
      • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
      • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Johnny Smith
Phone: (202)646-4075
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: JOHNNY.SMITH@FEMA.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Avenue Portals III
Mail Stop 3715
Washington, DC
20024

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Job Announcement Number:

MG2012-00962-JMS-746756DE

Control Number:

327399500