SummaryThe Emergency Management Specialist provides supplemental technical assistance and support to the Industrial Hygienist/Safety Manager and the Green Environmental Management System Coordinator. Also, he/she provides program execution, emergency preparedness and technical support to outlaying clinics in Minnesota. The position is located in the Facilities Management Service Line at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (SCVAHCS) and reports to the Industrial Hygienist/Safety Manager.Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesDuties include but may not be limited to the following:Provides decontamination training to staff, employees and stakeholders.Develops and implements emergency management policies and procedures.Evaluates, modifies and implements emergency preparedness alternatives.Manages computer systems and databases to enhance preparedness programs.Develops healthcare related decontamination systems programs.Plans, conducts and directs special studies related to emergency response compliance problems.Prepares and develops instructional course material for staff, prepares course agenda and arranges for demonstrations and drills related to emergency response and safety/ occupational health subjects.Plans, organizes, implements, oversees and provides technical assistance for emergency management projects.Develops promotional and educational activities to promote awareness (of local emergency management issues) to staff, employees and stakeholders.Provides guidance and advise to management regarding the impact of emergency management policies, procedures and systems.Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pmTelework: Not AvailableVirtual: This is not a virtual positionPosition Description/PD#: Emergency Management Specialist/PD904810Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not AuthorizedFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occassionally for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 Job family (Series) 0089 Emergency Management Specialist Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Designated and/or random drug testing may be required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/08/2021.Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: assisting with the development of plans or projects designed to improve the efficiency or productivity of an organizations' emergency management program; administering emergency-related activities or assisting in performing emergency-related activities during periods of high stress and crisis situations. OR,Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR,Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level.You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:CommunicationsEmergency ManagementLeadershipQuality ManagementTechnical CompetenceExperience 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; religions; 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.Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.Physical Requirements/Work Environment: The work is primarily sedentary. In times of emergency, the work may include long periods of exposure to both cold and hot weather, a lack of adequate food and water, the need to life heavy objects, and a requirement to move patients and heavy objects.The work is normally performed in an office setting. Work environment may include working outside during inclement weather and exposure to hazardous agents, such as, chemical, biological or radiological hazards during thedecontamination of a patient. The employee may also be required to perform offsite inspections.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional informationVA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities, and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position..... click apply for full job details
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