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Emergency Management Specialist (GS-9)

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  • The incumbent supports the primary point of contact for emergency management functions at the site.
  • Tracks actions for each mission area during an emergency either as a member of the Emergency Management Team (EMT) or Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Assesses and evaluates Emergency Management (EM) plans and Occupant Emergency Plans (OEPs) a minimum of annually and clarifies and familiarizes personnel with roles and responsibilities.
  • Works on completion of EM data reports; receives, compiles, prepares, and submits annual reports.
  • Promotes and supports individual and community preparedness, including national preparedness campaigns; post EM information and training on all available and accessible sites/location for all employees at the site.
  • Assists in the preparation of the All Hazards Threat Assessment (AHTA).


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S Citizen or National
  • Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959)
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination
  • Please note, this is NOT a 100% virtual/remote position where work may be performed from any location in the US. This position is eligible for local telework near the duty station of the position, subject to management review and approval.
  • Position is located in Indianapolis, IN



One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-07) within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.

Specialized experience is defined as: assisting and evaluating emergency action plans (EAP) and occupant emergency plans (OEP) for different and unrelated situations for an organization or company, make recommendations for improvements to emergency processes, and assist with setting up and maintaining training workshops.

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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience.



GS-09 Substitution of Education for Experience: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. If you are using education to substitute for the specialized experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be used to substitute for the specialized experience requirement.

You must submit proof of education if the position requires education to meet the basic qualification requirements, or if substituting education to meet specialized experience requirements. For additional information on transcripts, visit Transcripts and Certifications. Applicants must also document education and/or certifications in their resume

Official Transcripts: If the position you are applying for has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications (i.e. you would not qualify without the education obtained), you MUST submit transcripts with your application.

    • Official transcripts are not required at the time of application outside of what is outlined above; however, official transcripts must be verified PRIOR to appointment.
    • An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.


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