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Emergency Management Specialist

Company name
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Emergency, Manager, Government

Posted on
Jul 12,2019

Valid Through
Oct 25,2019

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This position is located in State and Private Forestry, Fire and Aviation Management. Functions as a wildland fire management expert and assists in providing advice, technical assistance and support to the USDA, other agencies and cooperating countries on the operational aspects of the National Incident Mgmt System (NIMS) and all-hazards emergency response systems.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Gordon Sachs at 202-205-1500 or,educationRequirements:This job does not have an education qualification requirement.,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Forest Service,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Washington,addressRegion:DC }}],responsibilities:,qualifications:In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS12: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS11 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: working independently with federal, state and/or local jurisdictions to develop emergency response policies, plans, and procedures; using emergency response guidelines such as the National Response Framework (NRF), and the National Incident Management systems (NIMS) or other similar guidelines; assisted in the mobilization and prioritization of government resources for disaster response, including personnel, specialized equipment/supplies, aircraft, and other operational assets.

For the GS13: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS12 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: Planning, implementing and or developing studies and evaluations of emergency management programs; developing detailed plans, goals and objectives for long range and tactical implementation of emergency management programs; served as an agency-wide resource or consultant and having independently mobilized and prioritized government resources for disaster response, including personnel, specialized equipment/supplies, aircrafts, and other operational assets.

Selective Placement Factors:

A minimum 90 days experience performing on-the-line (Primary/Rigorous) wildland fire suppression duties as a member of an organized fire suppression crew or comparable unit that utilized knowledge of wildland fire suppression, containment or control techniques and practices under various conditions. This experience must be documented with specific dates in the online application or resume.

Knowledge of the National Interagency Incident Management System (NIIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), sufficient to transfer technology and instruct interagency personnel in their applications.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Company info

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
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Company Profile
we are a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands. We augment our work through partnerships with public and private agencies that help us plant trees, improve trails, educate the public, and improve conditions in wildland/urban interfaces and rural areas, just to name a few. Our team also promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the mission of the Forest Service: "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run." Meet the Forest Service Our Organization What we believe Our numbers Our history Strategic Plan

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