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Emergency Preparedness Specialist
HERNDON VA 20172
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90670385

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Emergency Preparedness Specialist
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
**Securing Travel, Protecting People** - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click Here
**This position is also being announced through Public (US Citizen) procedure under Announcement #FAM-HQ-FLGHTOP-18-455343P. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.**
**Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.**
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### Responsibilities
This Emergency Preparedness Specialist position is located in the Emergency Preparedness Section within the Operations Branch of the Flight Operations Division, Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If selected for this position, you will serve as the primary point of contact in areas of emergency preparedness, continuity of operations (COOP), incident management exercises, incident management training, and making recommendations for procedural and process improvements. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
* Developing and contributing to the development and issuance of TSA-wide continuity planning and operational guidance and instructions. Identifying solutions to complex preparedness related challenges across functional and organizational lines.
* Contributing to the development, platform instruction performance, and delivery of incident management specific training as it pertains to the utilization of WebEOC and transportation incident management. Providing advice and assistance in conceptual aspects of preparedness training to meet all aspects of incident management performance and metrics.
* Supporting the emergency preparedness and operational readiness of TSA Headquarters offices and TSA field elements. Performing periodic reviews of continuity plans and emergency preparedness management directives. Providing support to Critical Incident Management Group as the representative from Emergency Preparedness Section.
* Performing a wide range of emergency preparedness planning and program issues and makes sound recommendations for improvements. Designing improvement plans to rapidly assess emerging incidents that expand operations as needed and developing recovery actions to stabilize any critical incident.
The major duties described above reflect the full performance level of this position. Typically, the lower Pay Band (Pay Band H) performs the same duties but will receive more guidance and training; and/or projects/work assignments may be less complex and be performed under closer supervision.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Travel may be required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
I
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to...
Government-Wide: Current and former permanent civilian Federal employees. Applications also accepted from Veterans' Preference eligibles **OR** Veterans who were or will be honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least 3 years of continuous active duty by the closing date of this announcement. Such applicants will compete under TSA's Merit Promotion procedures for which Veterans' Preference is not a factor in the selection process.
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* #### Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.
* You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).
* Selective Service registration is required.
* You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
* See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" section
You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
### Qualifications
**To qualify for the SV-H Pay Band**(equivalent to GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. **Specialized experience is defined as:**
* Experience assisting in the development of continuity of operations (COOP) plans to include devolution and reconstitution;
* Experience utilizing Federal emergency policies including the National Response Framework (NRF), Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management Response System (NIMS), and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and Federal Continuity Directive or similar private sector emergency management policies or systems to develop operational plans, incident management exercises and training;
* Experience responding within the National Response Framework (NRF) to address incident command systems at the local, state and national levels; **AND**
* Experience using a variety of emergency management and exercise facilitation tools such as WebEOC to effectively manage and operate in an Emergency Operations Center environment.
********To qualify for the SV-I Pay Band********(equivalent to GS-13), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.******** Specialized experience is defined as:********
* Experience developing continuity of operations (COOP) plans to include devolution and reconstitution;
* Experience working in an emergency operations center leading COOP programs in alignment with Federal emergency policies;
* Experience providing emergency preparedness training and programmatic oversight; **AND**
* Experience leading agency wide projects and teams; developing guidelines for meeting mission requirements and identifying resources to support varied levels of program/project operations.
**Note:** Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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.
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.
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**Conditions of Employment:**
* Incumbent may be required to work outside the standard workday/workweek on short notice.
* Incumbent will be on call 24 hours per day to cover emergency response needs and required to carry a paging device or mobile phone at all times.
* Travel may be required.
**Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions:** TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: .
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 and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position.
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.
TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here .
Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized.
More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
You may be subject to completion of a trial period, if required by TSA MD 1100.31-3, Trial Periods.
TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here .
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
When completing the assessment questionnaire for this position, you will be prompted to elect if you wish for your application to be considered as External (where Veterans' Preference applies), as Status (current or former Federal Employees), and/or Internal to TSA as a current permanent or competitive temporary employee. At that time, please select the answer(s) that apply to you and your application to this position.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Secret
* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
In addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on current or former Federal Government Status, Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service (a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service), or education or a combination of education and experience:
****SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action - Current TSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50 to support eligibility for Status consideration.
**If you are not a current TSA employee: you must submit your most recent Notification of Personnel Action SF-50 (or equivalent document) to support your eligibility for Status consideration.******
*NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted.*
**DD-214** - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge.
**SF-15 and VA Letter** - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later.
**Transcripts** - If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.
**If you do not submit required documentation described in this job opportunity announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.**
#### 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.
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## 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 benefits.
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.
Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.
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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.
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## How to Apply
**Please Note:** All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.
Your application **must** include:
1. Resume
2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position
3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)
Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 8:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 11:00AM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to Helpdesk@TSA-HRAccess.com or fax 1-877-872-7993.
When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.
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### Agency contact information
### HR Help Desk
##### Phone
877-872-7990
##### TDD
877-872-7992
##### Fax
571-258-4052
##### Email
Helpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov
##### Address
DHS/Transportation Security Administration
Shared Service Center
2650 Park Tower Drive
Merrifield, Virginia
United States
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### Next steps
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We will notify you of the outcome of these steps when they have been completed. You may also check your application status by visiting the Candidate Dashboard. We expect to make a job offer within 30 business days after the deadline for applications.
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## 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.
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### 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.
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#### 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 www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501303900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/05/2018 to 06/18/2018
*Salary:* $64,951 to $122,735 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* SV H - I
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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