Watch Analyst GS-0343-11/12


Vacancy ID: 779224   Announcement Number: MG-2013-01583-KCD-779224DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 330383200

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MG-2013-01583-KCD-779224DEU
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Watch Analyst GS-0343-11/12
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294120095 Kansas City, MO

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1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-0343-11 Watch Analyst work.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level, or equivalent that demonstrates experience with analyzing and interpreting a wide variety of data used for decision making as it relates to disaster response and planning purposes at the local, state, or federal level.
B. I have earned a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.
D. I have neither the experience nor education described.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-0343-12 Watch Analyst work.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent that demonstrates a functional knowledge of emergency preparedness and incident response at the federal, state, or local level including providing input to management concerning inadequacies and/or recommendations of remedial actions necessary to improve the effectiveness of operations.
B. I have one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 but it did not involve analyzing the Federal and/or state government's response to disasters and emergencies, and developing remedial solutions.
C. I have some of the education and experience described.
D. I have neither the experience nor education described.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to independently collect and analyze data from a variety of sources and distribute information in a manner that facilitates information sharing between emergency management stakeholders.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have experience in analyzing and solving internal organizational problems of customer service oriented programs.
D- I have experience with providing solutions to substantive operating and/or policy issues by leading a team effort or working independently to develop responses to management on new requirements in disaster response program operations, legislation, or agency regulations that impact on programs.
E- I have experience with emergency preparedness and incident response at the Federal, state or local level which has involved providing input to management concerning inadequacies and/or recommendations of remedial actions necessary to improve effectiveness.

3. Ability to perform research, conduct analysis and provide advice on program issues.

4. Identify relevant issues on operations and changing program requirements.

5. Processes, displays, and disseminates information in a variety of methods, to include reports, presentations, charts, graphs, displays, maps and email.

6. Obtains analyzes and processes information to determine what is pertinent to a disaster and the audience receiving the information.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge of Federal, State, and local government structures, organizations, and functions as they relate to disaster response.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have experience with coordinating inter/interagency efforts dealing with emergency management issues.
D- I have experience at the local, state or federal level that required applying laws, policies, and regulations governing complex emergency management planning and\or operational issues at a level sufficient to be considered a technical expert in the field.
E- I have served in a position of authority to interface with other operations or command centers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or other critical organizations for outreach and awareness and information sharing as it relates to emergency response.

7. Ability to perform analyses to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident to include analyzing the initial impact and the resources available for response and how current and prevailing conditions will contribute to the event.

8. Clarifies problems and identifies appropriate and suitable problem-solving tools, techniques and applications, as well as identifies course of actions and best work practices, applicable to accomplishing the goals and objectives of the project.

9. Consults with meteorologist, seismologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, and other disaster specialists to determine the most consequential factors of a disaster.

Knowledge of FEMA disaster programs, emergency response teams; and the ability to determine the information each needs initially and during the course of the disaster, including changing needs in a breaking disaster.
INSTURCTIONS: Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge of FEMA disaster programs, emergency response teams; and the ability to determine the information each needs initially and during the course of the disaster, including changing needs in a breaking disaster.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have working experience in a specialized field such as meteorology, seismology, hydrology, emergency management, and other disaster response field.
D- I have experience in identifying and recommending courses of actions and coordinating and publishing After Action Reviews (AARs).
E- I have experience in being the lead or lone individual performing analyses to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident to include analyzing the initial impact and the resources available for response and how current and prevailing conditions will contribute to the event.

10. Perform analyses to assess the magnitude of an incident or potential incident to include analyzing the initial impact and the resources available for response and how current and prevailing conditions will contribute to the event.

11. Clarifies problems and identifies appropriate and suitable problem-solving tools, techniques, and applications, as well as identifies course of actions and best work practices, applicable to accomplishing the goals and objectives of the project.

12. Uses geographical information systems (GIS) and other programs to analyze and present operational and risk assessment information.

13. Incorporates maps and other analytical products into standard and special projects related to response operations.

14. Consults with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, and other disaster specialists to determine the most consequential factors of a disaster.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your knowledge and application of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework as they relate to emergency operations, procedures, and emergency notification.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have experience in leading projects and/or studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve disaster operations, cadre management and/or emergency support functions.
D- I have experience working with officials of Federal, State, or local governments to stimulate cooperation and joint planning by such agencies to get needed programs into operation and make services easier and quicker to obtain.
E- I have experience developing and making recommendations to federal, state, and local agency officials for new approaches designed to affect desirable changes in program administration and operation to create compliance with the National Response Framework (NRF), National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS).

15. Analyzes broad national policy and event information as the assigned functional area or geographical Federal, Regional, State or local issues are concerned.

16. Assists the Senior Watch Officer with a systematic analytical approach to collecting and interpreting data and information, coordinating the Response Division's Planning Branch in developing recommended courses of action for incident response.

Choose the answer for each task statement from the list below that best describes your ability to identify and communicate (both orally and in writing) vulnerabilities in critical areas of emergency management.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have experience with preparing written responses to inquiries from other agencies, state and local government officials, as well as the general public.
D- I have experience responding to questions from the general public or other entities regarding emergency management issues.
E- I have experience as a primary speaker, presenter or conductor/facilitator of meeting, public forums, workshops, seminars, etc., on major issues; and in delivering oral presentations to inform Federal, state, and local officials or private not-for profit sector organizations or interested parties with respect to significant or controversial matters.

17. Prepares input for the Daily Situational Awareness Report (DSAR) and other Watch reports (e.g. incident and spot reports, and advisories).

18. Ensures accuracy of information used in Watch reports and briefings used to provide situational awareness and create a common operating picture.

19. Presents daily operations brief to senior management, as directed by the Senior Watch Officer and/or Watch Officer.