Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management Specialist (Preparedness) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. 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. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

Who May Apply:

  • Current federal employees who hold or held a non-temporary career or career-conditional appointment
  • Persons eligible for reinstatement
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (view list of interchange agreements with other merit systems)
  • 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 (view information on certain veterans eligibility under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA))
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement This position starts at a salary of $79,720 (GS-12) and $94,796 (GS-13) with promotion potential to the $123,234 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the NCP team within FEMA.

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: 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.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience initiating, developing, administering, and coordinating training requirements in emergency management and continuity of operations programs.

In this position, you will be responsible for developing and conducting continuity courses; coordinating with Regional Continuity Managers, the Emergency Management Institute, and internal and external customers for determining training course curricula.

Typical assignments include:

  • Developing evaluation procedures for training courses and programs.
  • Evaluating training courses for adequacy of content (accurate, comprehensive, and completion).
  • Processing Continuity Professional Practitioners Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates.
  • Evaluating, securing, and scheduling training.
  • Coordinating administrative and logistical arrangements for internal and external stakeholders such assigning instructors, student transportation, printing of materials, and classroom setup for training delivery.
  • Identifying and recruiting instructors for classroom and alternate delivery method training courses.
  • Facilitating training courses to prepare for an emergency/crisis/disaster management response activity.
  • Possessing excellent customer service skills
  • Possess great work ethics and produce quality work.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • This position may require non-emergency travel (5%)
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
Qualifications

Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

NOTE: 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. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

You qualify for this position at the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level that demonstrates the following: 1) Managing and delivering emergency management continuity training curricula; 2) Coordinating or logistical arrangements for course delivery; 3) Designing or maintaining Plans of Instruction (POI) for training content development; and 4) Reviewing training content to ensure alignment with mission objectives.

You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level that demonstrates the following: 1) Leading, managing, and delivering emergency management continuity training curricula; 2) Coordinating, arranging, and approving logistical arrangements for course delivery; 3) Designing and maintaining Plans of Instruction (POI) training content development; and 4) Reviewing training content to ensure alignment with mission objectives.

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; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information

Additional Information
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. We expect to make a tentative job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications.

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Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

BENEFITS

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Other Information
  • 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 Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website athttps://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
  • DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
  • Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
  • All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
  • A one year probationary period is required for new Federal competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers.
  • If selected for this position you will be required to attend a two week Emergency Manager Orientation (EMO) in Anniston, AL or Emmitsburg, MD. Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Friday.
  • This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
  • This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) because of its security, public health, and/or public safety sensitivity, therefore you are subject to random drug testing under FEMA's Drug-Free Workplace Plan (DWP). Refusal to be tested will result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472460200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $79,720.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0089-12/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below. , which is open to the public.

Control Number: 472460200

Job Announcement Number: FEMA-17-TM-166591-MP