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Job Title:  Program Specialist GS-301-13
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Emergency Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:  MG-20130T0123-BLG-841426D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 to Tuesday, February 26, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0301-13
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
13
DUTY LOCATIONS:
2 vacancies in the following location:
District of Columbia, 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

  • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
  • Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion and at the GS-13 grade levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-T0123-BLG-841352MP for additional information.

One position is in the Risk Analysis Division (RAD), Data and Dissemination Management (DDM) Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA). This Branch leads the development of integrated strategy, multimedia risk communications, and science and technology solutions for RAD. The incumbent serves as program and project manager to assist the delivery of the Risk MAP program. This position starts at a salary of 89,033 (GS-13).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA).
The second position is in the Engineering Management Branch of the Risk Analysis Division, FIMA, This Branch is responsible for the technical management of FEMA’s Flood Hazard Analysis and Mapping projects across the country is support of the National Flood Insurance Program.  The incumbent serves as program and project manager to assist the delivery of the Risk MAP program.   

 

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 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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Major Duties:
• Provides program management for one or many programs across the Risk Analysis Division.  Provides strategic consulting for the Risk Analysis Division to help reduce losses of life and property.

• Provides informed advice and guidance on Risk Analysis programs.  Guidance requires interpretation for many different and unrelated program processes and methods, such as interpretations of laws and regulations, and advice on revisions to existing policies and programs to meet requirements.  . 

• Performs technical assignments as requested, including planning, organizing, and tracking through to completion, analytical projects involving issues related to Risk Analysis programs.

• Recommends technical/programmatic direction and coordinates with Regional staff implementing Risk Analysis programs. 

• Identifies and defines Risk Analysis program standards and recommends modifications so that integration is improved across the Division while carefully considering the impact to current policy and legal requirements.  • Provides expertise in the application of mathematical, scientific and engineering principles, including hydraulic and hydrologic, to flood risk identification as well as expertise in the science and technology for collecting surveying and mapping data.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess one of the following: (To qualify for this position at the GS-13 (starting salary 89,033) level you must possess the following:

I have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 federal grade level managing projects to ensure that the project delivery is on time, on budget and in accordance with Mitigation needs and providing oversight and administration of multimedia risk communications and science and technology solutions.

Selective Placement Factor:  None


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. Knowledge of theories, principals, practices and techniques of natural hazard risk identification and mitigation.
2. Knowledge and extensive experience in program and project management to include schedule, cost quality and contract management.
3. Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of complex management processes and systems.
4. Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program statutory authority and regulations.
5.  Ability to communicate orally.
6. Ability to communicate in writing.

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.

For additional information regarding Special Hiring Authorities, please click on the following links: Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, individuals with disabilities.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. 

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). 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.
  5. Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows your competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
  6. Are you a Peace Corps/VISTA volunteer or a person with a disability? Click on the link above to view the required supporting documentation to submit with your application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Beverly Grant
Phone: (202)646-3319
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: BEVERLY.GRANT@FEMA.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
1201 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC
20472

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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