About the Agency
When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.The person selected for this position will perform the administrative and personnel management functions relative to satff supervised in addition to serving as a technical expert in various IT-related areas.This position starts at a salary of $104,201 (GS-14). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mission Support Division/Information Technology team within FEMA.EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.Who May Apply:Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointmentFormer federal employees with reinstatement eligibilityPersons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
In this position, you will analyze computers and related equipment (hardware) in terms of feasibility, compatibility, and cost-effectiveness for purchase and use within the region or agency.Typical assignments include (but are not limited to):--Serving as the Regional IT Security Officer, which includes COMSEC responsibilities.--Developing and maintaining one or more Local Area Network (LAN) systems. Responsibilities include maintenance and operation of Regional Internet Services, state secure telephone and facsimile systems, PBX and local telephone administration.--Planning, developing, installing, operating and maintaining telecommunications systems and services to include PBX's, Wireless services, Satellite services, and commercial telephone networks.--Developing and providing oversight and enforcement for an organization’s IT policies, guidelines, and standards.--Managing information technology logistics, and operations, to include lifecycle management, budget programming, and maintenance service, repairs, and warranty activities.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
You qualify for this position at the GS-14 level (starting salary $104,201) if you possess one of the following: One full year of specialized experience in a position accomplishing computer project assignments that require a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques; analyzing a number alternative approaches in the process of advising management concerning major aspects of ADP system design; designing, documenting, developing, modifying, testing, installing, implementing, and supporting new or existing applications software products; providing guidance to staff in solving programming problems, coordinating efforts to enhance software reliability AND providing direction and supervision to subordinate staff that perform technical work that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training.The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:--Knowledge of National Agency Level enterprise operation systems over local and wide area networks.--Skills that demonstrate management and/or leadership qualities, including ability to communicate both orally and in writing.--Skill in the management and administration of telephonic switches, telecommunication systems, services, operational methods, equipment, procedure, and techniques.--Ability to manage a Communications Security (COMSEC) program.If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best-Qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. To preview questions please click here.
You can review our benefits at: https://careerconnector.jobs.treas.gov/fema/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=724&jnum=101549
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for a TOP SECRET security clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period is required unless already completed.
HOW TO APPLY:
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday) - see Agency Contact Information. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us as soon as possible.Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov
)You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.Step 2 - Apply OnlineClick the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the CareerConnector website to complete the application process.Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online ApplicationIf this is your first time on the CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your SubmissionYou will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.Step 5 - Submit Required DocumentsYou can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.Document Upload:You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.
1. Your resume 2. Your responses to the job questionnaire 3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. Click here
for more veterans’ information.4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit: --a copy of your agency notice--a copy of your most recent performance rating, and--a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
HR Specialist Phone: 540-686-3148 Fax: 999-999-9999 TDD: 800-877-8339 Email: Lon.Cabot@fema.dhs.gov Agency Information:FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyPlease read entire announcementPlease apply onlineWashington, DC20472US Fax: 999-999-9999
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here
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