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Emergency Management Specialist (Response)

Federal Emergency Management Agency Washington, DC
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Emergency Management Specialist (Response)

##### Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/12/2019 to 07/26/2019

This job will close when we have received **200 applications** which
may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 09

- ##### Salary

$57,510 to $74,759 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

The ideal candidate has impeccable customer service skills, an
understanding of the mission of Emergency Management, can adapt to a
changing working environment and is able to work with multiple
platforms (WebEOC, HSIN, ENS, etc). This position starts at a
salary of $57,510 (GS-09). Apply for this exciting opportunity to
become a member of the Response Directorate team within FEMA.

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and
use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest
need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal
response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We
foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide
challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable,
high performance workforce. Please visit for additional

**EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:** Every FEMA employee has regular and
recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every
position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All
positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency
management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work
at locations other than the official duty station, and may include
duties other than those specified in the employee's official
position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency
operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little
advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency
sites with physically austere and operationally challenging

In this position, typical assignments include:

1. Serving as an emergency management specialist supporting the
notification, communication, dissemination of information, and
the mobilization / direction of emergency response resource
capabilities regarding Federal response to all types of
intentional and/or unintentional crises, disasters, other
humanitarian emergencies, hazards, or natural and
man-made/technological (chemical, biological, radiological,
nuclear, high-yield explosives) incidents.
2. Performing substantive work to build emergency management and
support capabilities, as well as to maintain and ensure the
readiness of such capabilities based on an analysis of risk and
3. Resolving typical issues concerning the application of any of
FEMA's enabling statutes, pertinent regulations, and/or general
laws affecting the operation of the Federal government,
particularly those contained in the National Response Framework.
4. Supporting the conduct of emergency response and preparedness
training, exercises, and assistance.

### Travel Required

25% or less - Non-emergency travel up to 25% of the working time may
be required.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential

09 - Position is at full performance level

- #### Job family (Series)

0089 Emergency Management Specialist

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Selective Service registration required.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit
- Please review "Other Information" section for additional key

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described

### Qualifications

The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30
days of the closing date of this announcement.

**You qualify for this position at the GS-09** **level (starting
salary $57,510) if you possess the following**:

One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07
level, that demonstrates the basic understanding of the principles
and practices of emergency management in order to analyze or
evaluate program operations.

Experience must include one or more of the following duties:

1. Using scheduling systems and determining user requirements;
2. Assisting in developing, modifying and providing input to
project plans; and/or
3. Working with diverse teams and administrative support duties.

Master's Degree or equivalent graduate degree

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree


Combination of education and experience

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

**NOTE:** Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.
In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide
the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY)
and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As
qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not
include the required information, failure to provide this
information may result in disqualification. Applicants are
encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their
federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume,
click here.

**Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees:** To accurately
credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure
to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along
with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for
during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may
result in disqualification.

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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee
employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information
to the Human Resources Office.

### Education

### Additional information

- To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every
employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those
standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully
pass, and maintain a background investigation for **Public
Trust** clearance as a condition of placement into this
position. This may include a credit check after initial job
qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of 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. *For more
information on background investigations for Federal jobs please
visit the OPM website at*
- 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.
- 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
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
- All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance
notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for
an extended period of time.
- A one year probationary period is required for new Federal
competitive service employees and new supervisors and managers.
- If selected for this position, and you have not previously
completed these requirements, you are subject to (1) completion
of a 2 day onboarding program at your primary duty location;
and, (2) completion of a subsequent, multiple day orientation
program within 90-120 days of hire at a location to be
determined. Travel associated with the **orientation** portion
of this requirement **may** be at FEMA's expense.
- 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.
- This is a Bargaining Unit position.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure
you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the
minimum qualifications, we will use your responses to the job
questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your
experience, education and training. The competencies needed to
perform this job are:

- Technical Proficiency
- Communication
- Customer Service
- Teamwork and Cooperation

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of
the following categories:

1. **Best Qualified:** Applicants possessing experience that
substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position
and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical
competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF)
and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by
the job analysis.
2. **Well Qualified:** Applicants possessing experience that
exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and
demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical
competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as
determined by the job analysis.
3. **Qualified:** Applicants possessing experience that meets the
minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic
proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all
SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager
for consideration and may be called for an interview.

**Veterans: ** Qualified veterans who have a compensable
service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the
best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is
scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.
This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other
10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference
who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed
above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they
qualify. View information on veterans' preference.

**Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles**:
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.

**Interview Requirement:** Interviews are required for this
position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal
from consideration.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

1. **Your resume.**
2. ****Your responses to the job questionnaire**** **-** You will
be directed to the online job questionnaire once you begin the
application process for this position.
3. **Are you qualifying based on education?** Submit a copy of your
college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of
coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign
colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal
qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign
education is comparable to education received in accredited
educational institutions in the United States. For example,
specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an
accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education
evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the
Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained
in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your
responsibility to provide such evidence with your application.
See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
4. **Are you a veteran?** Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214
(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or other
acceptable documentation (i.e., a letter from your Command
reflecting rank, dates of service, and type of discharge), which
verifies veteran's status and type of discharge prior to the
closing date of this announcement. Those applying for 10-Point
preference may fill out the SF-15 and/or provide documentation
that demonstrates preference eligibility. 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 service under
honorable conditions, within 120 days after the certification is
submitted by the applicant. This must indicate your dates of
service, expected release dates, your rank, and confirm that you
will be separated under honorable or general conditions. View
more veterans' information.
5. **Are you claiming** **special priority selection rights under
the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)?**
- a copy of your agency notice,
- a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
- a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel
Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty
6. ****Are you a current or former federal employee?**** Submit a
copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel
7. **Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C,
Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee?** Submit a
copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that
provides the following information regarding your most recent
political appointment:
- Position Title
- Type of Appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES
or Presidential Appointee)
- Beginning and ending dates of 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

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

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 "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.

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.

- How to Apply

To begin your online application, click the **Apply Online** button
and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the
online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See
**Required Documents** section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply
online or do not have access to the internet (e.g., applicant
experiencing documented system issues, applicant does not have
access to the internet, etc.), you may be able to submit a paper
application and the required forms. To do so, please contact the
Human Resources Specialist listed in the Agency Contact Information
prior to the close of this announcement.

### Agency contact information

### Hope Jones

##### Phone


##### TDD


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, District of Columbia 20472
United States

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### Next steps

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and
training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those
applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and
interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps
has been completed. We expect to make a tentative job offer within
30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we
will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

View more information on applying for federal employment.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be
consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential
Memoranda, Executive Orders. interpretive U.S. Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies
concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission to
share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Washington, DC