Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply. Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).
001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Merit Promotion. This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service).
003 Noncompetitive. This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities. This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.
MERIT PROMOTION REFERRAL ELIGIBILITY
1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade)
NON-COMPETITIVE REFERRAL ELIGIBILITY
2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply non-competitively.A. You are a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
3. From the responses below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the qualification requirements of this position at the GS-14 grade level.A. One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service developing National-level policy and doctrine in support of federal, state, tribal, territorial and local National Preparedness program activities. Your experience must also reflect directly working for or in support of State, tribal, local or territorial homeland security/emergency preparedness programs.
From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
4. Provide effective management, direction and control over assigned functions.
5. Develops, integrates, and implements solutions to diverse, highly complex problems across multiple areas and disciplines.
6. Establishes precedents in application of problem-solving techniques to enhance existing processes.
7. Applies innovative approaches to resolve unusual/difficult issues significantly impacting national preparedness policies or programs.
8. Effectively accomplishes multiple project/program goals within established guidelines.
9. Reviews project progress against program plans, and restructures project schedules, events, plans, and reporting requirements to better fulfill program goals.
10. Establishes and leads integrated team; conducts briefings related to project costs, schedule and performance; performs staff actions associated with acquisition decision and safety.
11. Develops plans and techniques to fit new situations to improve overall program and policies.
12. Identifies the core capabilities necessary for preparedness and a national preparedness system.
13. Participate in the interagency development of an implementation plan for completing the national preparedness goal and national preparedness system.
14. Ability to organize and lead writing efforts for preparedness documents including the NRF.
15. Demonstrated knowledge of the Emergency Support Functions (ESF)s and Support and Incident Annexes and their role in the NRF.
16. Serving as subject matter expert on how the NRF relates to HSPD 5, PPD 8 and PEKEMRA.
17. Working experience evaluating National Incident Management System evolving conditions and policies.
18. Evaluate national preparedness systems to include integrated national planning frameworks, covering prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
19. Provide national preparedness recommendations and guidance to support preparedness planning for businesses, communities, families, and individuals.
20. Serves as subject matter expert on emergency management laws, regulations, policies and program to include National Response Framework.
21. Implement requirements and make recommendations on preparedness planning, organizing, equipping training, and exercise assessment activities.
22. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and information networks with federal and local entities to facilitate their participation in the development of national preparedness policy and program requirements.
23. Conducts research and needs assessment to develop preparedness program policy tools and resources to meet the changes in policy guidance or legislation.
24. Ensures that objectives are met and evaluate effectiveness of preparedness policy support materials development.
25. Develops national preparedness briefing packages, information papers, and other presentation materials to summarize and/or defend program plans, progress, accomplishments, and problem areas.
26. Integrates new material into established National Incident Management System compliance activities.
27. Updates and modifies national preparedness compliance criteria and guidance as technologies, programs, and requirements changes.
28. Integrate emerging strategic initiative into "all hazard" preparedness doctrine development.
29. Analyze federal, state, tribal and local programs to ensure implementation of preparedness policies.
30. Leads working groups to coordinate the internal and external review processes to analyze programs and policies and develop functional requirements
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