<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Management, located in Washington, District of Columbia.<br /><br /><b> **This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first.** </b><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as subject matter expert adviser to the Division Chief and assigned to an Incident Command System (ICS) role before, during, and after a public health emergency response to include providing personnel and assets as needed to supplement State and local medical resources during an actual or perceived public health emergency response.</li> <li>Provides fully integrated operational planning, assessment, coordination and advisory services for a wide variety of complex interrelated issues regarding operational readiness.</li> <li>Provides leadership in the coordination, activation, deployment and demobilization of the response team and specialty teams, personnel, and assets to the incident scene.</li> <li>Determines the need for written procedures, overseeing the development of procedural documents,and reviewing and recommending approval upon completion.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />75% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship required</li> <li>Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)</li> <li>If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.</li> <li>One year probationary period may be required</li> <li>If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.</li> <li>All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.</li> <li>Financial disclosure statement may be required.</li> <li>Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No</li> <li>Bargaining Unit Position: No</li> <li>Drug Screening Required: No</li> <li>Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No</li> <li>Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No</li> <li>Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong><br /> <strong>GS-13</strong>: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the <strong>GS-12</strong> level in the Federal service that includes the following: <ul> <li>Developing operations of a response team;</li> <li>Analyzing response teams operation processes; and</li> <li>Providing program direction to subordinate staff on emergency management issues and responses.</li> </ul> <br /> 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.<br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education is not substituted at this grade level <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans' Preference</strong> – https: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Reasonable Accommodation:</strong> This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please see Agency Contact Information for whom to contact for more info. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. You must contact the HR contact on the vacancy announcement at least three business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. For more information on disability employment, please visit https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/ <br /><br /><strong>Selective Service:</strong> Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http: www.sss.gov <br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): </strong>For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http: opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Political appointment:</strong> Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent <strong>political appointee </strong>to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you <strong>MUST </strong>disclose that to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online, please go to https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume 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. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: <ul> <li>Best Qualified – Applicants who have experience that is almost identical to those required by the position.</li> <li>Well Qualified – Applicants who have experience that is very similar to those required by the position.</li> <li>Qualified – Applicants who meet minimum qualification requirements, but do not identify any additional qualifying experience or skill.</li> </ul> <br /> Candidates in the highest category will be referred to the hiring agency.<br /><br />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. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /> <ul><li>Administration and Management</li><li>First Response</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br />To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10538195 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online <strong>Application Package </strong>which includes: <ul> <li>Your <strong>Resume </strong>must clearly articulate 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. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended as well as hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each position held. <strong>Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. </strong>Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial .</li> <li>A complete Assessment Questionnaire ( https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10538195 )</li> </ul> <strong>Other Supporting Documents: </strong> (Only Submit if applicable to you.) <ul> <li><strong>Veterans' Preference documentation:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Discharged Veterans:</strong> If you are claiming 5 point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that supports dates of service and discharge status; if claiming 10 point preference, an application for 10-Point Veterans Preference (SF-15) and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference.</li> <li><strong>Active Duty Members: </strong>Under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, if claiming 5 point preference, submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is 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.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>ICTAP/CTAP Documentation:</strong> <ul> <li>A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;</li> <li>A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;</li> <li>A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and</li> <li>Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.