EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST @ US Department of the Army - Rock Island, IL

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

    Duties


    Summary


    About the Position:


    This position is with the Army Sustainment Command located at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL.



    This position has promotion potential to the GS 12.


    Responsibilities


    • Manage various Emergency Management Programs for the command.

    • Provide liaison services between Army Sustainment Command and federal, state and local entities during emergency situations.

    • Determine budget requirements for Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans.

    • Coordinate the use of Army Sustainment Command facilities/assets with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for use as Federal Operating Staging Areas (FOSA) or Base Support Installations (BSI).

    • Identify communications requirements (i.e. secure and/or non-secure voice, fax, computers, etc.) needed to meet command mission requirements during emergency situations.

    • Determine Operational Security (OPSEC) requirements during the acquisition of new classified/unclassified voice, data, fax, computer systems.

    • Prepare Emergency Operations Center (EOC) daily status/update briefings for senior leaders and staff.

    • Maintain Emergency Operations Center (EOC) maps and charts to display current situation.

    • Prepare Operations and Fragmentary Orders (OPORD/FRAGO) to support Army Sustainment Command Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Operational Security (OPSEC) programs.

    Travel Required


    25% or less - 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


    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

    • Position requires incumbent employee to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

    Qualifications


    Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998




    In order to qualify, you must meet the Education and/or Specialized Experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.



    Specialized experience GS-12: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: providing update briefings to Emergency Operations Center (EOC) personnel; participating in emergency planning conferences with federal, state and local officials; documenting exercise/emergency operations in after action reports/lessons learned. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-11).



    Specialized experience GS-11: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled such as: assisting in the preparation of briefings to update Emergency Operations Center (EOC) personnel; assisting in planning/conducting emergency preparedness education, training, exercises and drills; preparing secure/non secure EOC voice and/or data equipment for use during exercise/emergency conditions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-09).



    Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: Successful completion of at least a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related, from an accredited college or university. (Note: Transcripts are required with your application).



    Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 36 hours (total semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at 100% to qualify.



    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

    • Manages and Organizes Information
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Project Management




    Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent. If you are a current, Federal employee, you must include your pay plan, series and grade in your work experience(s) on your resume submission and/or upload supporting documentation (within-grade increase SF50) to show that you meet the time-in-grade Requirement. In addition, if your step reflects '00', you must include your current salary for each position.

    Education


    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Additional information


    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

    • Direct deposit of pay is required.

    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.

    • This is a Career Program (CP) 12 - Safety and Occupational Health Management position.

    • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).

    • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

    • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more 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.

    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.




    How You Will Be Evaluated


    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.



    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.



    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


    Background checks and security clearance


    Security clearance

    Secret
    Drug test required

    No
    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
    Trust determination process

    National security
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents


    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility.



    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.




    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.

    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional

    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable

    • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

    • Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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.
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    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.


Help

This job is open to


  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
  • Military spouses


  • Veterans


Clarification from the agency


See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.