QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet specialized experience as defined below:
GS-07/09 - 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05/07 level in Federal service.
DEFINITION OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows:
GS-07: Examples of specialized experience include experience providing logistical and clerical support for the development of mitigation plans, emergency response plans and/or recovery plans and for the design and development of exercises for response and/or recovery plans; experience supporting the development of results and recommendations from exercises or incidents such as an After Action Report to incorporate into response and/or recovery plans. Examples also include experience in using word processing software (MS Word); experience using spreadsheets (MS Excel); and in using software to formulate and track budgets for a large program.
GS-09: In addition to meeting specialized experience as described at the GS-07 level, examples of specialized experience for the GS-09 level include experience supporting the development of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for dams and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP plans); experience supporting the planning and implementing of exercises for EAPs for dams and COOP plans; experience developing After Action Reports (AAR) that documents results and recommendations from exercises or incidents; and experience incorporating AAR findings into EAPs and COOP plans.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Applicants may also qualify on the basis of education which must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, as follows:
GS-07: 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
GS-09: master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
COMBINATION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience.
For more information on quality of experience, substitution of education and/or a combination of education and experience, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable for the application process) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Knowledge of supporting roles related to dam safety and/or emergency management programs, this includes supporting the development of multiple concurrent Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for dams and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP plans); supporting the planning and implementation exercises for EAPs for dams and COOP plans; knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS), Incident Management Team (IMT) positions such as command or general staff (e.g. Section Chief or Unit Leader roles) for managing large incidents or planned events; knowledge of development of After Action Reports (AAR) documenting results and recommendations from exercises or incidents; and knowledge of how AAR findings are incorporated into EAPs and COOP plans.
2. Ability to support and coordinate Dam Safety and/or Emergency Management projects with interdisciplinary teams; ability to manage schedule and budgets for multiple ongoing projects, and ability to identify and solve problems independently within deadlines and budget, specifically within a fast-past professional work environment.
3. Ability to prepare written technical reports and to provide assistance in the preparation of technical standards, guidelines and procedures
4. Ability to communicate orally in order to support the development of projects plans, coordinate planning meetings and to deliver oral presentations.
5. Skills in using word processing software (MS Word), and in using spreadsheet (MS Excel) software typically to fix large corrupt documents and to formulate and track budgets for a large program.
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. To preview questions please click here.