You qualify for this position at the GS-07 level if you possess: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys.
You qualify for this position at the GS-09 level if you possess: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys related to lessons learned and best practices.
You qualify for this position at the GS-11 level if you possess: One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys related to lessons learned and making recommendations to improve processes and procedures.
Time-in-Grade Requirements for Federal employees: 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 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust clearance level as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
1. Knowledge and experience in conducting basic research and analysis of data from a variety of sources for the purpose of evaluating best practices and lessons learned for Federal, State, local, and Tribal government educational programs.
2. Knowledge and experience in project management of one or more nationally recognized emergency management training programs used in support of professional certification by Federal, State, local, and tribal government fire services and/or EMS personnel.
3. Knowledge and experience within a response oriented organization (Fire, Arson, EMS, or Hazardous Materials) using a NIMS/ICS structure, in support of a Federal, State, local, or tribal “all hazards” incident.
4. Knowledge and experience in developing effective and comprehensive briefing papers and in giving verbal briefings/presentations involving technical subject-matter.
5. Knowledge of and experience in management and management techniques in order to analyze and evaluate procedures and policies affecting management goals and objectives.
6. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, establishing and monitoring timeliness successfully.
7. Ability to meet and work with persons at all levels of government and private industry.
Since you are applying under Merit Promotion, you will be given the minimum earned rating of 70 points and a maximum of 30 points may be awarded based on your responses to the questionnaire.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions