This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), in the Office of Response and Restoration (ORR) with one vacancy in Mobile, AL.
As an Emergency Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
Serve as a team member in the National Ocean Service (NOS) Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) and support NOS operation and continuous service of mission essential functions during disasters and emergency incidents affecting the coastal environment or key NOS facilities and services. Support situational awareness reporting and logistics solutions during disasters and emergencies requiring execution of continuity of operation plans.
Support the development and execution of disaster preparedness and response exercises, plans and training. Support NOS exercises and remedial action programs to ensure contingency plans are tested and evaluation of exercises and incidents identify remedial actions that are tracked and implemented.
Provide assistance in the development and enhancement of contingency plans for operational mission execution consistent with the National Preparedness System and Frameworks.
Support the daily operations, safety inspections, routine maintenance and administrative needs of the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response center.
Occasional travel - Up to 15% domestic travel may be required for this position.
ZA-4 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.
Qualifications & Requirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.Must be suitable for Federal employment.Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
This position requires a Low Risk Security Clearance.
This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.
The ZA-3 is equivalent to the GS-11/12.
*A one year probationary/trial period may be required.
*Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
*This position is not in the bargaining unit.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
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.
To qualify at the ZA-3 or GS-11 level:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 or GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
Providing technical support and guidance in planning mission-critical emergency and/or disaster preparedness, response and recovery exercises;
Participating in the development and testing of operations and/or contingency planning for disasters related to personnel, mission, and/or infrastructure; and
Performing readiness assurance activities including evaluation, and improvement recommendations and implementation.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading such a degree. OR LL.M., if related.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of related graduate level education and specialized experience as described above.
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, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Ability to participate in planning and organizing emergency response, disaster recovery, and business continuity plans.
Skill in planning, developing and conducting disaster preparedness and emergency response training, simulated drills, and exercise.
Skill in developing continuity of operations and contingency plans to implement in the event of a man-made or natural disaster emergency.
Ability to support emergency operations facilities.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.