Emergency Management Specialist

Job ID 6826174 Date posted 01/13/2018 Location Atlanta, Georgia
Department: OPHPR, Division of Emergency Operations
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M5-18-10112897
SALARY RANGE: $53137.0000 to $83580.0000/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2018-01-12 to 2018-01-19
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0089-9/11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current OPHPR/DEO employees with permanent career/career-conditional status only.

JOB SUMMARY:
What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is exempt from the HHS hiring freeze pursuant to HHS guidance.

This position is located in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Office of Public Health Preparedness & Response (OPHPR), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), Logistics Branch (LB), in Atlanta, GA.

This vacancy is being announced for current OPHPR/DEO employees with permanent career/career-conditional status only.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KEY REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation required.


DUTIES:
As an Emergency Management Specialist you will:
  • Perform work in order to prevent, protect from, prepare for, respond to, recover from and/or mitigate natural or man-made emergencies.
  • Maintain 24/7 individual readiness to perform in an emergency response environment that may require on-call duty, and/or extended shift work (e.g. all-hazards public health watch support, incident emergency alert, notification and escalation and incident management support).
  • Assist in the development of public health preparedness, response, and recovery materials to support technical assistance and capacity development activities.
  • Support the development of effective plans which permit CDC and its programs to respond to emergencies in a coordinated and proactive manner.
  • Be under the direction of senior staff, issues, maintains, tracks and inventories deployable assets to provide CDC staff supporting emergency response activities with needed equipment, field gear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


CLEARANCE REQUIRED:
Q - Nonsensitive

REQUIREMENTS:
Conditions of Employment:

1. Additional Security and Background Requirements: May be referred depending on the position being filled. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
3. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No
4. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
5. Drug Screening Required: No
6. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No
7. Research position: No
8. Supervisory position: No
9. Promotion potential: Yes, this position has promotion potential to __GS-11___. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your meeting qualifications and time-in-grade requirements, demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and administrative approval. Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
10. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

11. Current or Former Political Appointees: Agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. 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 that to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-09: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include experience in arranging travel utilizing computer-based travel processing systems for personnel deploying in response to a public health incident.

OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-09: Requirement at the GS-09 level may be met by having a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related to the position

OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR GS-11: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, to include experience in arranging travel utilizing computer-based travel processing systems and providing travel assistance for personnel deploying in response to a public health incident.

OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11: Requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by having a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., or other field of study with course work directly related to the position.

OR

Have a combination of specialized experience and graduate education that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Integrity
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication


BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10112897

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/19/2018.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

If you cannot apply online:

You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:Cover Letter, optional
College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
SF-50 (Current OPHPR/DEO employees with permanent career/career-conditional status)

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips
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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/19/2018
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK CDC HELPDESK 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta GA US 30333 Telephone (770) 488-1725 Fax Email HRCS@CDC.GOV

ADDITIONAL DUTY LOCATIONS:
Atlanta, GA