MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-12: You must have specialized experience directly related to this position, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the assigned duties. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience is subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.
You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include but are not limited to: maintains a working knowledge of all regulatory agency requirements as they pertain to the Emergency Management Medical Center Program; assists the Senior Emergency Management Specialist (EMS), Network and Area Emergency Manager in maintaining a daily bed availability inventory contingency as deemed appropriate in the reception area; serves as the primary resource to the Senior Emergency Management Specialist (EMS) for Emergency Preparedness/ Management; develops Medical Centers Emergency Operations Plan, Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP). Manages a Hospital Command Center (HCC); operates and maintains the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and the training and orientation of others in the Facility Community regarding the operation and utilization of the HICS program; maintains and oversees the management of equipment, inventory and assets; including research, writing performance improvements funding documentation, management of purchasing and deliveries. Serves as an expert advisor to all levels of management involved in disaster training or operations, etc.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAO's) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: (Narrative Responses Not Required)
- KNOWLEDGE OF AND EXPERIENCE IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS.
- ABILITY TO RESEARCH AND ANALYZE WORK AND ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATORY AGENCIES.
- ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY TO EXPLAIN FACTS AND IDEAS IN A CONVINCING MANNER.
The work during non-crisis times is primarily sedentary, but may involve moderate physical effort including walking, climbing, light lifting, etc., when at field locations. During crisis, emergency situations and on site disaster operation, conditions will be likely be primitive with little or no shelter, electricity, and water, requiring the incumbent to "campout" and fend for self in basic needs. Additionally in times of emergency, long periods of exposure to both cold and hot weather, the elements, lack of adequate food and water, need to heavy lift, bend and reach while caring for patients, staff or movement of heavy objects may be necessary on an intently long period basis. Emotional stability, ability to effectively and efficiently function during a crisis; ability to make important recommendations and decisions and provide critical information in a professional and unbiased manner are essential.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.