We are currently filling one vacancy. Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area.
This is not a virtual position. The selectee is expected to report to work in the duty station location listed in this vacancy announcement.
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As an Emergency Management Specialist you will serve as the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Liaison Officer (LNO) and Strategic Planner to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C. You will oversee the implementation of policy, plans, training and exercise programs for emergency response in support of GSA's co-lead role for Emergency Support Function (ESF) #7 Logistics as predicated by the National Response Framework (NRF), Robert T. Stafford Act, Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA), Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) #5, Presidential Policy Directives (PPDs), National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM), National Continuity Policy, Executive Order 12656, the National Contingency Plan, GSA Order ADM 2430.3 (Emergency Management) and the GSA/FEMA Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).
This position is located in the General Services Administration (GSA), Central Office, Office of Mission Assurance (OMA) in Washington, DC. This office is responsible for serving as the agency-wide lead for: continuity of operations in government; disaster policy, planning, support, and operational coordination; and special security programs. In this role, OMA integrates the full suite of agency authorities, capabilities and equities to enact and guide the development of structured programs ensuring the resiliency of GSA's mission essential functions.
As an Emergency Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
Serves as the principle interface between the GSA Administrator and OMA Associate Administrator to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, Deputy Administrators and other subordinate Assistant Administrators and office leads, ensuring full-spectrum GSA coordination, synchronization, integration and support during national emergency/disaster preparedness and response and/or continuity operations; including, but not limited to integration within the FEMA National Response Coordination Center (NRCC).
Provides expert advice on GSA related matters in the development of national/interagency plans and annexes supporting the spectrum of natural and human caused disaster response scenarios (i.e.- Hurricane. earthquake, terrorism, and the like)
Conducts complex analytical studies that are of special interest to specific functional activities or programs, and participates in unusual, controversial and sometimes highly sensitive aspects of the program. Reviews, evaluates and monitors the progress of national and regional program areas in accomplishing agency-wide objectives by appraising performance, progress, program status and trends against approved objectives and program goals and schedules.
Develops operational information sharing environment between FEMA's NRCC and GSA's Emergency Operations Center (EOC); thereby, ensuring a common operating picture between both entities. Also, identifies GSA requirements to support Emergency Support Function (ESF) #7 Logistics requirements, to include staffing for the FEMA NRCC, commodity procurement by FAS, and emergency leasing services for space by PBS personnel, to facilitate effective response and recovery operations in coordination with GSA's EOC.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend job related training, events and/or meetings.
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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level). You must be granted this clearance before you can start the job.
Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position
Submit to periodic and random drug testing where a urinalysis will be used to screen for illegal drug use. A negative test result is required before you start.
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The GS-14 salary range starts at $114,590.00 per year. If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience must be directly related to emergency management activities which include performing analytical, evaluative and operational readiness response work in support of program activities and directing the work of emergency management personnel in the execution of disaster support procedures and national response activities that involve federal, state, and/or local agencies.
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