The employee serves as the emergency preparedness technical
authority within the medical center, serves as the chairperson for
the Emergency Management Committee (EMC) and principal advisor to
Leadership. Manages, monitors, and/or coordinates the development
of all contingency plans and is responsible for national, regional,
and local emergencies.
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- THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE
WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY
- Provides overall program management for the emergency
management program which includes Joint Commission compliance,
leadership of the Emergency Management Committee, oversight of
drill development, all hazard threat assessments, and
- Serves as subject matter expert at interpreting the Life Safety
Code and independently conducts Life Safety assessments utilizing
the Life Safety Code to determine medical center compliance with
- Independently schedules surveys of Federal buildings and
offices to identify and evaluate risks involving a wide variety of
- Determines the extent to which mechanical and physical
conditions comply and make decisions regarding adherence to
established safety policies and procedures.
- Maintains responsibility for the Emergency Management program
planning and implementation and emergency response.
- Serves as Chairperson or group leader for
sub-committees/workgroups to create new plans/policies in
accordance with Federal guidelines Capabilities Assessment Program,
VACO, Joint Commission, VISN, CARF and FEMA.
- Develops, directs, monitors and coordinates the medical
center's emergency response capabilities in relation to HICS and
field operations requiring logistics, transportation, and personnel
- Conducts facility-wide training for emergency response team
members, including disaster response equipment, vehicles, and
- Prepares after-action reports detailing deficiencies during
team activations and makes recommendations for improvements.
- Composes memorandums, the medical center's Emergency Operations
Plan, medical center policies. and Action item responses.
- Prepares reports for community nursing home, adult day care,
and residential care after inspections. Includes recommendations
and follows up to ensure corrections are implemented.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0089 Emergency Management Specialist
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- May be required to serve a probationary period
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING
At least one year of specialized equivalent to at least next
lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service that equipped the
applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience includes working in a healthcare
organization formulating, preparing, coordinating, and maintaining
of a variety of contingency plans, policies, directives and
regulations developed for emergency/disaster situations; responding
to emergency requests, directives, reports, and inspections;
coordinating and implementing exercises to test response plans, and
conducting training with personnel in the various aspects of
emergency management; and providing emergency planning support for
fourth mission (mitigation, emergency preparedness, response and
disaster recovery) requirements. (Resume(s) must clearly support
the required experience. We will not make assumptions regarding
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the
assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Public Safety and Security
- Stress Tolerance
- Technical Competence
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours
of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include
the month and year start/end dates. 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.
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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.
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