<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO), Headquarters Support, Operations Management Branch.<br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is the development of program planning, staff coordination, operational planning, readiness, and execution of duties pertaining to emergency management programs.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Emergency Management Specialist GS 0089 13, your typical work assignments may include: <ul> <li>Evaluating emergency management testing, training, and assisting in the emergency management duties assigned to the Branch.</li> <li>Perform a variety of emergency management-based events, activities, and training based exercises.</li> <li>Assist in the developing of program planning, staff coordination, operational planning, readiness, and execution duties pertaining to the Branch's role in emergency management programs.</li> <li>Provide recommendations for emergency management reports, policies, and plans to the Branch Chief and DHS Staff.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 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>You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.</li> <li>You must successfully pass a background investigation.</li> <li>You must be able to obtain a Top Secret SCI Security Clearance.</li> <li>You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.</li> <li>Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.</li> <li>This is a Testing Designated Position.</li> <li>May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong><br /> You qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $99,172) if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: expert knowledge of continuity of operations, continuity of government, or emergency management planning to include policies, plans, procedures, exercise, and continuity standard operating procedures (SOPs); ability to evaluate continuity of operations, continuity of government or emergency management programs, support development of exercise criteria and programmatic, and provide support to internal and external stakeholders; provide logistical, analytical, and decision support on continuity of operations, continuity of government or emergency management, issues; and/or manages daily operations in support of operations, continuity of government, disaster recovery, incident management, business resumption, or continuity exercise development.<br /><br />Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.<br /><br />All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><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; 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.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-grade</strong><br /> Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service by the closing of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Note:</strong> Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (<strong>examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job</strong>). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.<br /><br /><strong>Current or Former Political Appointees: </strong>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 or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Not Applicable<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. (https: www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/) <br /><br />Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period<br /> Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.<br /><br />Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for TOP SECRET SCI SECURITY LEVEL clearance as a condition of placement in this SPECIAL SENSITIVITY LEVEL position. This review includes 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.<br /><br />Pursuant to Executive Order 12564 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.<br /><br />All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received.<br /><br />Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.<br /><br />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. <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 />We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job:<br /> <ul><li>Decision Support</li><li>Incident Management</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li><li>Stakeholder Management</li></ul><br /><br />If you are amongst the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.<br /><br />To preview the job questionnaire and application, click https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10550382 <br /><br />If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you will be removed from consideration or your score will be lowered.<br /><br />Consideration may be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience. No points will be awarded.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:</strong>If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):</strong> To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA in OPM's Vet Guide ).<br /><br />The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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 for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><li>Your resume</li> <li>Your responses to the job questionnaire https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10550382 </li> <li><strong>Are you a current or former federal employee?</strong> <strong>Must Submit:</strong><br /> Your most recent SF-50 showing your current grade and tenure; (you may be removed from consideration if not submitted).<br /> An SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different from your current grade. <strong>NOTE:</strong> Performance award, Realignment, <strong>and</strong> Detail SF-50s will not be accepted as proof of grade and tenure.<br /> If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide an SF-50 or SF-50s which shows the length of time in the current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with dates that show proof of you holding the grade for at least a year) to support meeting time in grade requirements. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.)</li> <li>A<strong>re you a veteran?</strong> Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information .</li> <li><strong>Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?</strong> Submit a copy of your:<br /> – Agency notice<br /> – Most recent performance rating<br /> – Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location</li> <li><strong>Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee?</strong> Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:<br /> – Position title<br /> – Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)<br /> – Agency<br /> – Beginning and ending dates of appointment</li> <li><strong>Are you applying under special hiring authorities as a military spouse?</strong> Provide a copy of your:<br /> – Marriage certificate, and<br /> – Your spouse's PCS or A completed SF-15 with supporting documentation.</li> <li><strong>Are you applying under Schedule A hiring authority for persons with severe disabilities?</strong> Provide: Evidence of your intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability 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 benefit.</li> <li><strong>You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.</strong></li>

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