WashingtonRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Washington DC jobs

Emergency Management Specialist

Company: Forest Service
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

These positions are located within the Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) unit.

The incumbent assists the Branch Chief for All Hazard and International Fire Support in providing advice/support functions to the USDA, United States Department of the Interior (USDOI), DHS, FEMA, GSA, DASP, USAID, and cooperating countries on the operational management of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and emergency response systems for wildfire and other natural resource disasters.
Learn more about this agency

Help
Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      09/06/2022 to 09/16/2022
    • Salary

      $89,834 - $138,868 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 12 - 13
    • Help
      Location

      FEW vacancies in the following location:

      • Washington, DC
      • Remote job

        No
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required for fire related assignments and leadership trainings.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        No
      • Appointment type

        Permanent -
      • Work schedule

        Full-time -
      • Service

        Competitive
      • Promotion potential

        13
      • Job family (Series)

        0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
      • Supervisory status

        No
      • Security clearance

        Top Secret
      • Drug test

        Yes
      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
      • Trust determination process

        Credentialing

        National security
      • Announcement number

        22-FIRE-WO962235-1213DH-LM
      • Control number

        675513100

        Help
        This job is open to

        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.


        • The public

          U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


          Clarification from the agency

          Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position. Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.

          Videos

          Help
          Duties
          • Identifies and secures professional fire and other disaster-related specialists in forestry and natural resources required to carry forth the USFS national and worldwide program of assistance in disaster preparedness and relief.
          • Provides USFS and FEMA with advice on fire and other natural resource disaster-related activities nationally and worldwide.
          • Identifies appropriate and other National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework (NRF) partners, personnel and relevant collaborators.
          • Provides interpretation of USDA FS programs, policies, and procedures; designs and develops multi-state or national exercise scenarios and serves as an evaluator.
          • In coordination with superior, directs the conduct and completion of full scale, partial scale, and remedial exercises to determine state and local ability to implement respective emergency plans in response to an incident.
          • Provides direct technical assistance to FEMA, NIMS and NRF partners, USAID, United States Embassies, and cooperating countries on the use of disaster management systems and development of management plans for future and other disasters.
          • Functions as a wildland fire management systems subject matter expert in the multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary National Integration Center (NIC).
          • Provides advice to USFS, wildland fire agencies, FEMA and cooperating countries on fire and other disaster management training needs.
          • Develops training materials, delivers short-term training courses, and evaluates training and training materials as related to emergency operations management.
          • Work within the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), and the wildland fire systems to transfer technology and instruct interagency personnel in these applications.
          • Duties listed are at full performance grade GS-13 level.
            Help
            Requirements

            Conditions of Employment
            • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
            • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
            • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
            • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
            • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
            • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify.
            • Must be 18 years of age.
            • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
            • Minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience is required.
            • Willing to live/work in remote locations (volatile/unpredictable).
            • Some Fire positions may have Conditions of Employment such as: a valid state driver's license; a commercial driver's license (CDL); pre-appointment and random drug testing; or a physical or medical examination.
            • There may be additional Conditions of Employment not listed here, however applicants will be notified of any specific requirements at the time a tentative job offer is made.
              Qualifications

              In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

              Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

              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.

              Specialized Experience Requirement:

              GS-12: Applicants must display one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Working independently with federal, state and/or local jurisdictions to develop emergency response policies, plans, and procedures; Using emergency response guidelines such as the National Response Framework (NRF), and the National Incident Management systems (NIMS) or other similar guidelines; Assisting in the mobilization and prioritization of government resources for disaster response, including personnel, specialized equipment/supplies, aircraft, and other operational assets.

              GS-13: Applicants must display one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Planning, implementing and or developing studies and evaluations of emergency management programs; Developing detailed plans, goals and objectives for long range and tactical implementation of emergency management programs; Serves as an agency-wide resource or consultant and having independently mobilized and prioritized government resources for disaster response, including personnel, specialized equipment/supplies, aircrafts, and other operational assets.

              Selective Placement Factors

              A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

              FIREFIGHTER RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a secondary position covered under the special retirement provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) for the Civil Service Retirement System and of 5 USC 8412(d) for the Federal Employees Retirement System.

              To receive consideration for this position, you must provide updated required documents and meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

              Education

              This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

              Additional information

              Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors.

              This announcement will be hiring 1 or more positions and up to 3 positions. These are permanent full-time positions and may include weekend work.

              Top Secret Clearance with SCI Access will be required for this position.

              For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gordon Sachs at gordon.sachs@usda.gov.

              The duty station for this position will be at Washington, D.C. Salary range as shown is the locality pay Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (DCB). Please visit the Office of Personnel Management's website for additional information on pay rates.

              Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.

              The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

              PROMOTION POTENTIAL: If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is neither implied or guaranteed.

              These are non-bargaining unit positions.

              Government Housing and Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

              Read more
              • Help
                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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

                This is a Direct-Hire Authority position, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, to include any selective placement factor(s), if applicable, will be referred to the selecting official. Before a certificate is issued to the selecting official, the resume is reviewed to ensure that you meet all the qualification requirements. A rating will not be used; veteran's preference does not apply due to the existence of the Direct Hire authority for this position.

                Selections made under this authority will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would be given a new appointment.

                Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

                To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11631150

                • Help
                  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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal 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.


                • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

                  The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

                  Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

                  Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

                  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.

                  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.

Keywords: Forest Service, Washington DC , Emergency Management Specialist, Executive , Washington, DC

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account