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Emergency Management Specialist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Clarksburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

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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Responsibilities

  • THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*
  • 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 responses.
  • 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 the requirements.
  • Independently schedules surveys of Federal buildings and offices to identify and evaluate risks involving a wide variety of work environments.
  • 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 resources.
  • Conducts facility-wide training for emergency response team members, including disaster response equipment, vehicles, and medical supplies.
  • 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

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

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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 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

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 experience)

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Communications
  • 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Pittsburgh , Emergency Management Specialist, Other , Clarksburg, Pennsylvania

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