Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Response)


Posted on Sep 15, 2020

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security

Chicago, IL

The ideal candidate for this position will be have experience in federal emergency management, leadership and program supervision during complicated disaster operations across a wide range of events and will be well-versed in planning initiatives.

This position starts at a salary of $140,634 (GS-15).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 5 team within FEMA.View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

The time-in-grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.nYou qualify for this position at the GS-15 level (starting salary $140,634) if you possessthe following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14) in the Federal Service.

This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.

Specialized experience for this position includes: Applying technical expertise in the implementation of emergency response programs (such as Planning, Operations, Disaster Stabilization, Logistics, or Situational Awareness and Coordination); andnManaging subordinate supervisors and staff to achieve organizational goals and outcomes; andnCollaborating with senior-level emergency management officials to lead or coordinate emergency response programs.

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.nNOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.

In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time.

As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, clickhere.Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.

Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.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.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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