Open to ALL U.S. Citizens Opening Date: February 16, 2018 Closing Date: March 05, 2018 11:59 pm (EST) Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Jenean Thompson at (202) 0324-6630 or Jenean.Thompson@ic.fbi.gov Job Summary Position: Crisis Management Specialist, GS 14 Division: Critical Incident Response Group Unit: Render Safe Readiness Location: Dumfries, Virginia Working Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Salary GS:-14 $114,590.00 - $148,967.00 Full Performance level: GS-14 Number of Positions Available: 1 Duration: Full Time/Permanent Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Key Requirements
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance
Travel will be required ( Deploys on short notice to a variety of locations ) Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
Mission: The FBI, the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), Counter IED Section (CIEDS) has primary responsibility for oversight and execution of the Render Safe Program. The CIEDS, Render Safe Readiness Unit (RSRU) mission is to support the FBI National Assets Commander (NAC) during the planning, preparation, deployment and exercising of FBI and other national assets for the United States Government's operational response to render safe all WMD devices (including chemical, biological, radiological, and improvised nuclear devices) anywhere in the United States or its territories. RSRU maintains a 24/7/365 rapid recall posture, capable of deploying personnel and equipment via ground or air to both the National Capital Region and the rest of the U.S. and its territories. The RSRU supports other CIEDS activities and programs related to the Render Safe mission. Major Duties:
Serves as the Program Manager and Section Crisis Management Specialist (CMS) for the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices Section (C-IEDS).
Serves as the subject matter expert in the crisis management process of planning, identifying, acquiring and deploying resources needed to anticipate, prevent and/or resolve a crisis.
Coordinates national-level plans, policies, and programs with interagency working groups that include representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies.
Provides guidance and recommendations to senior managers on national plans, policies, and doctrine as it relates to the FBI Render Safe and WMD missions.
Evaluates the FBI's response to WMD incidents and training exercises by providing comprehensive written After Action Reports which includes an overview of best practices and identifies areas for improvement.
Supports the National Assets Commander (NAC) as a member of his/her staff by organizing specific assets (e.g. tactical assets, rotary wing aviation), developing courses of action, assisting in coordination between deployed National Assets and the host field office and supporting DOE and DOD assets, as well as perform other tasks as directed by the NAC. As a deployed member of the NAC staff, must be able to function in austere and non-austere environments
Qualifications and Evaluations Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status. If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies :
Specialized Experience (SE): GS-14: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. SE is defined as follows:
Knowledge of the entire field of crisis management process including, but not limited to: planning, identifying, acquiring, and deploying resources needed to anticipate, prevent and/or resolve a crisis.
Ability to provide guidance to field office Crisis Management Coordinators on command post structure and crisis management practices needed to resolve a critical incident.
Knowledge of national policy initiatives to ensure that FBI interests are represented at various interagency meetings. Overall comprehensive understanding of the National Response Plan, the National Incident Management System and all Presidential Directives that delineate the FBI's roles and responsibilities.
Skilled in both oral and written communication to provided information, make recommendations.
Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualify applicants. Desired Skills are: Possess years of professional military or law enforcement experience.
How to Apply The following instructions outline our application process: Step 1: Click the "Start" button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account. Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application. Required Documents To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
A complete assessment questionnaire
Other supporting documents ( if applicable ):
College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later
How to Attach Documents To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below. Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step. Step 2: Click "Add Attachment". Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available). Step 4: Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field. Click "Continue". Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located. Step 6: Upload the desired attachment. Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step. To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below: Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions". Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance. What to Expect Next Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process. Additional Information
The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-months of their probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties) b. The month/year work began c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.) d. Specific duties performed Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. Nepotism Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion. During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process. Reasonable Accommodation Request The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov , telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment. This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process. Equal Employment Opportunity The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors. Benefits The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp