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Job Title:Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Exercise & Planning) GS-0089-14

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG2013-T0208-MJH-926444-DEU

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:

Thursday, July 18, 2013 to Thursday, August 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0089-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Arlington, VA 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 levels. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2013-T0207-JW-928409MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for an expert in Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and activities to support and review State and local governmental offsite radiological emergency planning and preparedness activities related to technological hazards associated with commercial nuclear power plants.  This position you will serve as Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist of one or more teams in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Branch.  This position starts at a salary of $105,211 (GS-14).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Department of Homeland Security(DHS),  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Protection and National Preparedness (PNP), National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), Technological Hazards Division(THD), Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Branch in Arlington, Virginia.    

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 Non-Sensitive (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 be responsible for providing direction and control to assigned personnel; providing oversight of projects assigned to teams; reviewing completed work for compliance with FEMA policies; and resolving work assignment conflicts with or among subordinate Team Leaders.  Typical work assignments include:

·         Manages priorities assigned to teams providing technical advice and guidance.

·         Provides technical support and crisis management at the Headquarter level during REP exercises, nuclear plant shutdowns and re-starts, or in the event of a nuclear plant accident.

·         Monitors work in progress and oversees the implementation of the programs and activities to support and evaluate offsite emergency planning and preparedness activities of State and local governments for dealing with radiological emergencies at commercial nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities.

·         Reviews, analyzes, and processes regional office evaluations of the site-specific plans of State and local governments and utilities with respect to determining the adequacy of the plans and their implement ability for responding to radiological emergencies.

·         Identifies actual and potential problem areas and recommends improvements or corrective actions.

·         Maintains oversight of radiological emergency preparedness activities to ensure timely accurate and pertinent reports to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of FEMA goals, policies, regulations and effective maintenance and use of REP data.

·         Develops new policy and procedures to improve the readiness capability of Federal, State and local governments to deal with radiological emergency accidents.

·         Maintains oversight of activities related to the review and evaluation of alert and notification systems installed around commercial nuclear power plants.

·         Provides training and implementation assistance in the use of computerized systems, i.e. the REP Exercise Evaluation Tool.

·         Attends meetings, conferences and other forum and confers with officials from the Regional offices and other Federal agencies, and the private sector.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level if you possess one of the following: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.  Specifically, specialized experience is described as experience supervising and guiding teams, providing technical support and crisis management, overseeing of radiological emergency preparedness, implementation of the program and activities, evaluating offsite emergency planning and preparedness, and providing technical support, policy advice and guidance to the regional offices, State and local governments regarding plans and preparedness.

Selective Placement Factor:  None.

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


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 Non-Sensitive (Public Trust) security clearance 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 manage multiple projects.

2. Ability to define program requirements to ensure alignment with Branch objectives.

3. Knowledge of appropriate personnel actions, to include performance appraisal, recommending awards, counseling and disciplining, etc.

4. Ability to identify development needs of subordinates. 

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:

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Requested Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, August 01, 2013  to receive consideration.

Applying Online:

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  3. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 926444 .
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Thursday, August 01, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire  View Occupational Questionnaire .
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


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.

  1. 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:

Melissa Hardy
Phone: (202)212-4782
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: MELISSA.HARDY@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:

MG2013-T0208-MJH-926444-DEU

Control Number:

347558300