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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Job Opportunity: Dept of Commerce. Emergency Management Specialist ZA-0301-III/IV (GS-12/14 equivalent) (GS- 12/13/14 Equivalent)

Emergency Management Specialist ZA-0301-III/IV (GS-12/14 equivalent) (GS- 12/13/14 Equivalent)
US Department of Commerce - Gaithersburg, MD
$81,548 - $148,967 a year

    Duties

    Summary


    Serves as the Emergency Manager for the NIST, Emergency Services Office (ESO). This position assists ESO senior leadership in providing oversight and direction for the NIST emergency management program.
    Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?

    Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.

    Responsibilities


    Serves as the Emergency Manager for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Office of the Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR), Emergency Services Office (ESO). The Emergency Services Office delivers emergency and physical security services for the protection of personnel, property, and activities located on NIST facilities. This position provides direct support in overseeing a comprehensive emergency response program at NIST, to include prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
    Provides leadership and direction for emergency response activities, including but not limited to:
    • Managing and coordinating Federal emergency preparedness activities.
    • Develop COOP/contingency plans, and other documents needed for the implementation of emergency response and preparedness programs.
    • Participate in emergency planning activities.
    • Tracking and reporting programmatic demands, activities, funds, expenditures, production, and staff assignments.
    • Planning, initiating, writing, and reviewing emergency management policy and doctrine
    • Conduct vulnerability analysis involving a number of possible disasters.
    • Analyzing, reviewing, and implementing activities supporting Continuity of Operations, Continuity of Government, occupant emergency, and contingency planning.
    • Plan exercises to test components of the Emergency management plan.
    • Plan for establishing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating the operational response system for disasters and or emergency threats.
    • Managing components of emergency management program(s) and activities during a response, including Emergency Operations Center activation and operations.
    • Developing and coordinating projects and programs related to exercises, evaluation and assessments.
    • Writing clear and concise emergency management documents for inclusion in exercise papers, reports, and other products.
    • Determining needed and available resources (e.g., technical expertise, equipment, and infrastructure) and capacities, as well as future sources, to support emergency activities.
    Represents the ESO in providing guidance and advice to NIST senior management concerning emergency response policies, procedures, and safeguard mechanisms necessary to ensure an effective emergency management program. Advises the ESO Director on approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of NIST COOP and emergency management program. Represents the ESO Director and NIST in emergency response activities involving the Department of Commerce, other Federal Agencies and other State, local, and national emergency services authorities.
    Assists in the development and execution of long and short-range goals and objectives for NIST's emergency response/COOP program across the entire NIST organization. Supports the continual evaluation of the programs' adequacy, strength and effectiveness by systematically performing comprehensive program evaluations that include identifying changes in requirements, assessing needs, and evaluating program effectiveness. Assists the ESO Director in ensuring that the most state-of-the-art technologies are utilized for service delivery to NIST and oversees the development of innovative approaches to streamline and improve these services. Provides guidance and direction in the formulation and implementation of new policies, procedures, programs and standards for the emergency response programs at NIST.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to NIST Boulder campus and to NIST COOP location.
    Supervisory status
    No
    Promotion Potential
    04
  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov)
    • You must be suitable for Federal Employment
    • Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable
    • You will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure form if selected
    • You must complete and pass a drug test if selected

    Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.

    Qualifications

    ZA-III Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 federal level (ZA-II for NIST employees). Specialized experience is defined as experience in monitoring, coordinating, and leading within the areas of operations and oversight of a Federal emergency management program, including but not limited to, all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; developing and executing COOP/contingency plans; conducting vulnerability analysis across natural and man-made disasters; develop and implement emergency management policy and doctrine; create and execute exercises to test all components of the emergency management program; activation and operations of an emergency operations center; conducting exercises, evaluations and assessments; and delivering training and outreach initiatives across all agency stakeholders.
    ZA-IV Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 federal level (ZA-III for NIST employees). Specialized experience is defined as experience in planning, organizing, and directing within the areas of operations and oversight of a Federal emergency management program, including but not limited to, all four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; developing and executing COOP/contingency plans; conducting vulnerability analysis across natural and man-made disasters; develop and implement emergency management policy and doctrine; create and execute exercises to test all components of the emergency management program; activation and operations of an emergency operations center; conducting exercises, evaluations and assessments; and delivering training and outreach initiatives across all agency stakeholders.
    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.

    Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at http:///www.opm.gov/qualifications

    Education


    Additional information


    A probationary period may be required.

    This position is covered by an Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). This system replaces the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and grade with career paths and pay bands. For information regarding how the pay bands correspond to the General Schedule, click here.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.

    Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.
    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
    • Experience in developing and executing exercises/drills to test and evaluate components of the emergency management plan. Identify and implement corrective measures developed during the exercises/drills.
    • Ability to lead and manage a Federal emergency management program to include bureau specific COOP and OEP requirements.
    • Knowledge of emergency management concepts, practices and procedures.
    • Ability to manage components of the emergency management program and activities during a response, including an Emergency Operations Center activation and operations.
    • Ability to analyze, review, and implement activities supporting Continuity of Operations, Continuity of Government, occupant emergency and contingency planning.
    • Skill in forecasting, tracking and reporting programmatic demands, activities, funds, expenditures, production and staff assignments.
    • Ability of strong analytical skills and ability to develop and assess program services for process improvements.
    • Ability to research, develop and implement new policies, procedures, programs and standards for emergency management/COOP.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret
    Drug test required
    Yes
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents


    Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e., VRA 30% or more disabled veterans , Peace Corps, Schedule A/persons with disabilities ): if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied.

    Applying as a Merit Candidates: Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for identifying best qualified candidates. Best qualified Merit and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act ( VEOA ) eligibles (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. Candidates must also meet time-in-grade/pay band requirements for consideration. Non-competitive consideration will be given to those Merit candidates that have held a position with the same promotion potential as the position advertised. Documentation (in the form of an SF-50) is required to show proof of promotion potential or highest grade held.

    Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government), your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If non-veterans can be referred, the Best qualified (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. More information about the three categories can be found at: Category Rating

    Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate: CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at - CTAP/ICTAP
    The documents you are required to submit vary based on how you're applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the information on the following link to determine if there are any documents you need to provide - REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

    Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
  • 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 .

    NIST offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employee Retirement System. NIST also offers a broad array of work-life flexibilities and services to employees such as flexible work schedules, teleworking transit subsidies, on-site child care, fitness center, credit union, employee assistance programs, and free parking. Learn more about NIST's work life programs by clicking here.

    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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