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Job Opportunity: $68,036 - $106,012 a year. Emergency Management Specialist US Department of Health And Human Services - Montgomery County, MD






Emergency Management Specialist
US Department of Health And Human Services - 
Montgomery County, MD
$68,036 - $106,012 a year
Duties
Summary

This position is located in the Surety and Preparedness Coordination Branch (SPCB), Office of Biodefense Research and Surety (OBRS), Office of Scientific Management and Operations (OSMO), Office of the Director (OD), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Responsibilities

    • Serve as the principal emergency planning resource for NIAID, provides expert advice and guidance to senior NIAID leadership in emergency management, contingency planning, and continuity of operations.
    • In collaboration with senior NIAID managers as well as appropriate NIH officials, develop and issue emergency preparedness plans for all NIAID facilities, including those plans relating to internal and external emergencies, fires, explosions, accidental release of hazardous materials, water main breaks, power outages, and any other main emergencies that could occur within such facilities and particularly within a biomedical research environment.
    • Actively participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing management of all NIAID programs, systems, and procedures relating to emergency planning and management; manage all activities in the event of an emergency.
    • Continually review and assess current NIAID policies and procedures in all areas of emergency management and preparedness; in coordination with the Branch Chief, develop new and/or revise policies and procedures, and ensure that all policies and procedures are communicated to the appropriate NIAID personnel in a timely manner.
    • Develop and present training to a wide range of staff members on emergency preparedness or management programs and plans, such as the Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS).
    • Maintain a communication watch on a continuing basis for the receipt of emergency notifications, alerting instructions, other vital messages; remain alert for communications pertaining to any emergency or potential threat that may be of vital interest to NIAID components; evaluate all incoming information and determine whether senior NIAID management or officials should be advised in order to initiate further action to ensure the safety of personnel, property, labs, and NIAID programs.
    • Maintain liaison with senior NIAID administrative officers and division directors (or their designees), and other high-level officials within and outside of NIH, such as those within the DHHS Office of the Secretary, including the Office of Security and Drug Testing.
    • Represent NIAID at meetings, conferences, and working groups such as the Emergency Coordinator Work Group (ECWG) and local, county state, and other Federal emergency preparedness organizations.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
12
  • Job family (Series)
0089 Emergency Management Specialist
  • Requirements
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
    • Position is subject to a background investigation.
    • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
    • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
Qualifications
To qualify for this position at the GS-11 level you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: assisting in the development of emergency response plans including natural disaster and fire protection; formulating policies, objectives, standards, and procedures concerning emergency planning and response; working on a team planning emergency recovery and/or mitigation activities; and developing hazard plans, risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and coordination of training and preparedness initiatives.

OR

3 full years of progressively higher-level grade education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or an LL.M., if related.

OR

A combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

To qualify for this position at the GS-12 level, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: developing emergency response plans for an organization; leading or co-leading a team responsible for planning emergency recovery and/or mitigation activities; preparing post-exercise analyses to identify deficiencies and recommend changes to improve responses; and coordinating response actions with local government.

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 can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.




Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10285496
Education
If you qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application packages. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education
Additional information
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
    • A one-year trial/probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.
    • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/non-teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/non-teleworker " employee.
    • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities : [telework, remote work, compressed schedules, flexible schedules].
    • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
    • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement.
    • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
    • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
    • - Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
    • - Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
    • - Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Applicants determined to be Best Qualified will be referred for further consideration. Preference eligibles in the Best Qualified category are referred before all other applicants. As part of the process, you may be asked to provide more detailed information about your experience and/or capabilities.

To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and any other requirements.
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret
Drug test required
No
  • Required Documents
Required Documents
REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS 

Resume: 

Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.

To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position: 
1. Job title
2. Name of employer
3. Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
4. Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
5. Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
6. Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)

If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.

Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. 

For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website , USAJOBS Resource Cente r, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.

Assessment Questionnaire:

You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

All of the above information is necessary to determine your qualifications for the position. Please help us make an informed decision regarding your eligibility by providing complete and thorough information on your experience and qualifications. Not providing all of required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR PREFERENCE OR ELIGIBILITY CLAIMS 

To claim veterans' preference, career transition selection priority, or Schedule A eligibility, you must provide the documentation listed below AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire.
    • Veterans' preference (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.): Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation for 10 point claims. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you are claiming derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point claims, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.
    • Visit our sites on Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information and required documentation.

Required Documentation for Schedule A Eligibility (Applicants with Disabilities) 

Applicants who are eligible to be considered under Schedule A must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility. Such documentation can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed. Please note the Schedule A hiring authority neither guarantees employment, nor gives an individual preference in the hiring process.

If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.

Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager. 
  • Benefits
Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

Review our benefits
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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