Job Overview

Summary

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan," - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the Acquisition Program Support, Operation Support Services Office in Washington, DC.

Area of Consideration: To be eligible under Merit Promotion, you must have an eligibility listed below.

Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • Transfer eligibles: current VA employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service that hold, or have held a career or career-conditional position at a lower grade level as the position being announced. An SF-50 must show appointment in the competitive service.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles currently employed by the VA.

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • CTAP eligibles
  • Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA who are currently employed by the VA
  • Current VA employees with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments)
  • Current VA employees eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: Military spouses under E.O. 13473; Certain former overseas employees; Present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; Former White House staff; Present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; Certain National Guard technicians.
  • Transfer eligible VA employees that hold, or have previously held a career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as the position being announced.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities) and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Duties

Major Duties:

  • Monitors domestic and world situations, status of VA Integrated Operations Center (IOC) and Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) sites, and all VA components and subcomponents to assess VA's national, regional, and/or local operational and preparedness/readiness capability.
  • Ensures that intelligence, incident reports and communiques are logged and forwarded to appropriate parties in accordance with established Integrated Operations Center standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in developing and publishing VA IOC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), plans, detailed instructions, meeting documentation, after-action reports, lessons learned critiques, and operational summaries.
  • Works with electronic information systems including data and web base programs.
  • Works with a number of emergency preparedness programs and initiatives including Continuity of Operations; Emergency Relocation Group (ERG) Training; Emergency and Contingency logistical planning, material sourcing and inventory management, Devolution, Reconstruction, etc.
  • Brief senior leadership on Emergency Preparedness program status and incident updates.

View Assessment Questions

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No