Emergency Management Specialist US Department of Energy US Department of Energy 202 reviews



    In this position, you will play an important role in accomplishing the national security mission of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. You will utilize your expertise to serve as a Chief of Staff for major DOE/NNSA Emergency Management programs and functions.


    As an Emergency Management Specialist (Chief of Staff), you will:

    • Lead strategic initiatives and manage program elements on behalf of Senior Executive leadership including Office of Emergency Operations procurement, interagency agreements, Planning, Programming, Budget, and Evaluation (PPBE), budget formulation, administrative and classification and security.
    • Manage, lead, and/or counsel Emergency Management, program(s), component(s) center(s) and activities. Assess, inspect, develop, prepare, and/or ensure compliance with Emergency Management laws, directives, policies, standards, regulations, guidance, processes, plans, standard operating procedures, practices, training and/or impact and risk assessments.

    • Develop final reports and recommendations to meet organization performance requirements. Organize, develop, and implement policies necessary for Senior Executive leadership to execute the mission. Identify, lead development, and implement processes, approaches, policies, or tools to manage organization functions.
    • As supervisor, guide and advise NA-40 Senior Management Officials on a wide array of organizational issues and initiatives. Technically and administratively directs employees accomplishing complex, multi-mission scientific, engineering, and professional work; or technical, administrative and/or support personnel at or above pay band 02 (GS-5) level.
    • Represent DOE/NNSA on intra and inter-departmental committees and working groups justifying, defending, negotiating, generating consensus for required, allowed, consistent actions, principles, policies, and objectives, resolving important Emergency Management issues.

    Travel Required

    25% or less – Occasional travel is required for this position, not to exceed 25% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    04 – This position is at the full performance level.

  • Job family (Series)

    0089 Emergency Management Specialist

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Subject to Random Drug Testing
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
    • Favorable suitability determination required.
    • Financial Disclosure is required.
    • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.


    • You must be a United States Citizen.
    • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
    • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Travel for this position is required at least 25% of the time.

    More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.



    A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-03 or GS-13.

    Specialized experience for this position is defined as having experience in 4 of the eight following areas.

    1. Directing strategic initiatives and managing program elements on behalf of Senior Executive leadership

    2. Leveraging technology to generate efficiencies in the workplace

    3. Managing or directing staff work in direct support of front office functions

    4. Experience conducting, reviewing, and evaluation of business analysis or development

    5. Experience developing, reviewing, analyzing, and executing budget plans

    6. Experience developing, implementing, or overseeing organizational controls

    7. Experience in the development and execution of strategic plans or other strategic initiatives

    8.Experience developing and implementing emergency management policies and initiatives

    Examples of experience that may be creditable include:

    • Experience building consensus among leadership to establish results-oriented priorities; advising senior leadership regarding complex policy decisions; leading a small administrative team conducting program critical administrative mission; leading headquarters-level emergency operations cadre; contract administration & management
    • Experience performing policy development; Congressional budget formulation; critical program analysis; operational, personal, & physical security policy; program development; development of service support contract proposals; emergency management planning, preparedness, & response.
    • Experience preparing executive correspondence, Legislative and Senior Executive briefings, performance management reports, senior leadership budget/staffing reports, time-sensitive situation reports; critical & statistical analyses; contract proposals, estimates, & assessments

    Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

    • Knowledge of federal budget planning & execution processes; federal contract policies, rules, & regulations; qualitative & quantitative program assessments; program analysis & management; National Incident Management System (NIMS) policies & procedures.
    • Skill in the application of budget formulation & planning; acquisition and procurement planning; human resources policies, orders, & regulations; federal strategic planning; NIMS-compliant policies & procedures; program administration & management principles; federal performance management.
    • Knowledge of applicable standards and directives, relevant industry codes and standards, applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and/or nuclear industry regulatory processes.
    • Skill in written communication to prepare reports and in oral communication to present issues and recommend solutions to all levels of Federal and contractor management.

    "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Time-in-Grade/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.



    Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

    • Your resume shall list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you shall indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, you shall indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • You may list all incentive awards on your resume.
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Performance Appraisals:
    You must submit your two (2) most recent performance appraisals.

    Current and former Federal employees:
    Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

    • Full position title;
    • appointment type;
    • occupational series;
    • pay plan, grade, and step;
    • tenure code; and
    • service computation date (SCD).

    If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

    Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.

    This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Please click here.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Federal employees – Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses

  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Current Federal employee with competitive status Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility CTAP/ICTAP eligibles Veterans with VOW, VEOA. Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority.

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