Emergency Management Specialist

Program Support Center - Department of Health And Human Services

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below. Minimum Qualifications:
GS-09: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing 2 of the 3 duties listed below: Compiling reports on emergency threat and incident information; Maintaining communication systems to ensure senior leaders maintain situational awareness of incidents or threats; and Recommending methods to resolve problems in emergency management areas. OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. GS-11: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) performing 3 of the 4 duties listed below: Preparing reports and presenting briefings to improve emergency preparedness initiatives; Conducting evaluative studies and assessments necessary to develop and recommend methods for improving the effectiveness of emergency preparedness programs; Maintaining communication systems to ensure senior leaders maintain situational awareness of incidents or threats; and Develop, implement, oversee, and/or evaluate organization-wide emergency management policies and programs of facilities. OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field directly related to the position or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Documenting Experience:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee’s position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee’s supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the “percentage of times” the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee’s official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. Time-in-Grade Requirement: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet “time-in-grade” requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). You must include an SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one) that supports meeting this requirement with your application package. OPM Qualification General Policies Website
www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=app All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
This position is with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA), Program Support Center (PSC), Real Estate Logistics and Operations, OOffice of Physical Security, Emergency Management, and Safety (PSEMS) located in Washington DC.