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Job Title:Logistics Management Specialist GS-346-9/11/12

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2013-01493-WLW-802034-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,871.00 to $97,787.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 07, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0346-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Maynard, MA 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. Please see vacancy announcement number MG-2013-01493-WLW-802034-MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for a candidate who has experience in planning, managing and sustaining disaster logistics support and resources at the Regional level by leveraging the national logistics partnerships that include Federal, State, Local, Non-Governmental (NGOs) and private sector.  This position starts at a salary of $51,871 (GS-9 step 1) if selected at the GS-9 grade level, $62,758 (GS-11 step 1) if selected at the GS-11 grade level, or $75,222 (GS-12 step 1) if selected at the GS-12 grade level.  If selected at the GS-9 or GS-11 grade level, promotion potential is to the GS-12 grade level.  The full performance level of the position is at the GS-12 grade level.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Logistics Branch of the Response Division in the Regional office! 

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

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 Public Trust background compliance.
  • 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 serve as the primary lead for collaboration with HQ Logistics for providing cohesive logistics planning support to agency disaster field operations within the assigned Regional area of responsibility.  Typical work assignments include:

  • Supports the Logistics Branch Chief an necessary to fulfill a wipe scope of project responsibilities.  Work covers efforts actually performed in support of field operations such as assisting with the standup of Joint Field Offices (JFOs), Staging Areas, or any other facility needed to support the mission, deployment of logistics staff, and staffing in a support role of the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC).
  • Serves as a Regional logistics liaison and planner to the HQ Logistics Management Division (LMD), regarding logistics planning in support of DHS/FEMA and its disaster, special event, planning and contingency execution efforts.
  • Assists with the evaluation of Regional operation plans and assesses HQ Logistics Management Division (LMD) supporting tasks and missions.  Assists with the evaluation and reviews of HQ Logistics Management Division policy and effectiveness.
  • Supports the internal management controls program that ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of operations; compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and the safeguarding of assets.
  • At the GS-11 and GS-12 levels only, serves as team lead during activation of the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC), with responsibility for a National Logistic Supply Chain Management System (LSCMS) oversight.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-9 level if you possess one of the following:

A. One full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 federal grade level. Specialized experience is described as experience in logistics management, under close monitoring of a supervisor or senior employee, in order to determine logistical requirements, procure large quantities of critical resources in a time sensitive manner, and to provide a mechanism for the distribution of those resources to include resource tracking and property accountability.

B. Successful completion of a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR have 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in logistics, transportation, supply chain management or a field directly related to those studies or LL.B or J.D., that is related to the duties of the position.

C. A combination of higher level graduate education and experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 level, that when combined will total one full year of specialized experience.

You qualify for this position at the GS-11 level if you possess one of the following:

A. One full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 federal grade level. Specialized experience is described as experience in logistics management in order to determine logistical requirements, procure large quantities of critical resources in a time sensitive manner, and to provide a mechanism for the distribution of those resources to include resource tracking and property accountability.

B. Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in logistics, transportation, supply chain management or a field directly related to those studies or LL.M., if related to the duties of the position.

C. A combination of higher level graduate education and experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 level, that when combined will total one full year of specialized experience.

You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level if you possess the following:

A. One full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 federal grade level. Specialized experience is described as experience in logistics management in order to determine logistical requirements, procure large quantities of critical resources in a time sensitive manner, and to provide a mechanism for the distribution of those resources to include resource tracking and property accountability.  Candidate's experience must also include at least one year of planning, coordinating, or evaluating logistical actions required to support a readiness program, as well as skill in integrating the separate functions in planning or implementing a logistics management program.

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


Candidates may substitute education for the required specialized experience at the GS-9 and GS-11 grade level in order to qualify for the position.  Please see the above details.

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. Ability to identify all functional requirements and activities involved in providing needed logistical support to a disaster or crisis operation.

2. Knowledge of the concepts and practices related to the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).

3. Experience in the procurement process to ensure the logistics resources and services required for the mission are procured in a timely manner.

4. Ability to analyze policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements, procedures, and processes, and evaluate their impact on current support operations.

5. Experience preparing and presenting briefings, reports, analyses and recommendations which assist in the formulation of decisions regarding long and short range logistics program planning and execution issues.

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 Friday, December 21, 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 qualifying based on education?  Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Those with foreign education, click this link
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

Whitney L. Hill
Phone: (800)879-6076
TDD: (800) 877-8339
Email: WHITNEY.HILL@FEMA.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
PO Box 9900
Winchester, VA
22604

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:

MG-2013-01493-WLW-802034-DE

Control Number:

332944200