MAP Case Study


Case Study

LTC, RET Air Force

Case Study Client LTC Retired Air Force:

Transition Journey Timeline:

  • · Moved to Colorado Springs June 19, 2010
  • · Official Retirement date July 31, 2010
  • · Began job search August 1, 2010
  • · Began on-line FEMA classes July, 2010
  • · Began involvement with Coach Kimberly Hessler & team – Late October 2010
  • · Moved into home late October 2010.  November 2010 required a lot of attention to settling into the house.
  • · Attended MAP Seminar December 1-2, 2010
  • · Began consistently attending Career Planning Hubs December 2010

Challenges:

  • · VA Disability rating still pending as of January 2011 – without a VA Disability rating it is extremely difficult to compete for federal positions

  • · Upon arrival in Colorado Springs knew three people

Solutions:

  • · Gain Competitive Job Search Advantage

o Develop a Strategic Career Transition Plan

o Develop a Colorado Springs Network

o Enhance FEMA Education and civilian emergency management experience

o Obtain a Mentor

Career Planning Activities

 

  • Attend Moving Ahead with Purpose (MAP) Seminar – December 1-2, 2010
  • Attend Monday & Friday Career Planning Hubs - ongoing
  • Attended TAP in DC before retirement
  • Coached by Kimberly Hessler to attend TAP Seminar Panels hosted by USAFA & Peterson AFB
  • Attended LinkedIn Seminar at USAFA
  • Develop a LinkedIn Profile – connected to Coach Kimberly Hessler on LinkedIn to gain access to all of her connections

 

Benefits:

  • MAP Seminar
    • provided focus for the transition
    • provided opportunity to meet 15 other military members in transition during the seminar and MAP graduates at the networking social
    • provided a step by step process to organize all military related career information from 5 binders into one centralized binder – Military to Civilian Career Transition Organizer

 

  • Developed a LinkedIn Profile

o   Gained access to all of Coach Kimberly Hessler’s connections

o   Access to 90 Million PLUS Professionals on LinkedIn

  • Coached by Coach Kimberly Hessler to attend TAP Seminar Panels - attended January/February 2011 TAP Panels hosted by USAFA

  • Reconnect

o   Wyle

 

  • New connections

o   Personal Business Advisors

o   Add Staff

o   Booz Allen Hamilton

o   SecuriFense Inc

o   COLSA

o   CIBER

o   Lockheed Martin

o   USAFA HR Federal Employment

o   Troops to Teachers

Strategic Embedding/Professional Development

FEMA Courses Taken

 

  • Professional Development Series (6 on-line Independent Study courses) (free)
  • Independent Study Courses (10, all on-line) on Homeland Security Exercises, Continuity of Operations, Incident Command System, National Response Framework, National Incident Management System (free)
  • Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program Training Course, 3 day in-classroom course (free)

 

Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT)

  • Attended two day in classroom CERT course offered by the City of Colorado Springs

Emergency Management Conference

  • · Attended 3 Day Conference – invited by City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management – due to volunteer work with OEM
  • · 2011 Colorado’s Annual Emergency Management Conference, forum for collaboration and communication amongst emergency management professionals.
  • · Theme:  “Situational Awareness:  Managing through an Emergency”
  • · Presentations attended:

o Managing Special/Functional Needs through an emergency

o EOC setup – Brainstorming Session

o Maximizing Effective Response Capacity by Minimizing Distraction

o Engaging Schools in Emergency Management

  • · All Day Workshop:

o Legal Issues

Volunteer Opportunities

 

  • Vetted volunteer, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, working projects on Emergency Operations Center Activation Manual and Emergency Operations Plan, awaiting work on grant applications and Up In Smoke Exercise
  • OEM's Catastrophic Planning Workshop
  • Sky Sox/City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness Month Awareness Promotion Event, assisted with building information bags
  • Homeland Security Careers, assisting with expansion of MAP program
  • Homeland Security Careers, traveled to Community College of Aurora, Disaster Management Institute, toured facility and participated in discussions on collaboration opportunities
  • Volunteer Training Day, sponsored by State of Colorado, in-person briefings/classes held in Breckinridge CO
  • AFCEA Cyberspace Symposium, assisted with event security

 

Benefits

  • Met Andy Cain at the Volunteer Training Day in Breckinridge on August 31, 2010 – Andy is well connected in the Colorado Springs market and has a great deal of career transition wisdom.  Introduced him to Kimberly Hessler and the Career Planning Hub process, connected him with Delta Solutions and Strategies (led to interview), and Colorado Technical University (led to hiring for an adjunct professor position).
  • Involvement with OEM led to letter of recommendation from OEM Director used in application for Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Emergency Coordinator.  OEM Senior Analyst also provided personal recommendation to PPCC personnel.  Both elements likely assisted in selection for first interview for position.  Additionally, OEM involvement led to interactions with emergency management personnel across Colorado government: personnel at State of Colorado Division of Emergency Management, a State Regional Field Manager, South Central Region Coordinator, El Paso County Emergency Services personnel, and City of Colorado Springs personnel from many agencies.  OEM provided information on HSEEP training and will sponsor attendance to Colorado Emergency Management Association Conference opening greater level of contacts and education in civilian emergency management.
  • Involvement Homeland Security Careers led to 2nd connection with Delta Solutions and Strategies (led to interview & assistance with PPCC interview), connection with recruiters and business development managers (Serco, Aerotek, Frontline Solutions, Imprimis, and Triquetra Industries), information on significant events (Mil2Biz, AFCEA Cyberspace Symposium, and TAP Panels), and weekly motivation to organize networking activities.

 

Community Investigation

  • · Toured Community College of Aurora, Disaster Management Institute – December 2010

o   Result confirmed North Star focus for career transition was spot on with focus being homeland security positions

o   Assisted Pony Anderson with ideas on future activities for DMI

  • · Toured Community College of Aurora, Disaster Management Institute – February 2011

o   Result gained additional knowledge for 2nd interview with PPCC

o   Assisted Pony Anderson with new ideas for DMI

Results of Career Planning Activities

Interviews

  • Company Date Time Remarks
  • ANSER                  Aug 16        10:00-11:00am       Application-related
  • C-Springs OEM      Sep 2          9:00-10:00am         Informational
  • Delta Solutions       Sep 22        10:00-11:00am       Application-related
  • URS Corp               Oct 21        10:00-11:00am        Informational
  • VA                          Oct 25        10:00-11:00am        Telephone, Application-related
  • C-Springs OEM      Nov 5          9:00-9:30am          Application-related (1)
  • C-Springs OEM      Nov 19        12:00-2:00pm        Application-related (2)
  • Wyle Corp              Nov 24          9:30-10:00am       Telephone, Application-related, no-notice call
  • CTU                       Jan 21          10:00-11:00am        Informational, became job-related, hired

o Secured part-time teaching position with CTU – January 31, 2011

  • Delta Solutions       Feb 1          10:00-11:15am        Application-related
  • PPCC                      Feb 7           9:30-11:00              Application-related
  • PPCC                    March 9        9:00 – 10:00             Second Interview

Positions Applied For

 

Emergency Management

  • Emergency Management Coordinator, Pikes Peak Community College, 1 board interview, awaiting decision on 2nd interview
  • Regional Field Manager, Colorado Division of Emergency Management, awaiting response
  • Federal Coordinating Officer (GS-15), FEMA, rated as not meeting qualification requirements
  • Emergency Response Planner (GS-13), FEMA, referred to hiring manager but not interviewed or selected
  • Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, referred to hiring manager, 2 board interviews, not selected
  • Emergency Management Specialist (GS-13), Veterans Health Administration, referred to hiring manager, 1 telephone interview, not selected
  • Emergency Management Planner (contingency), L3 Communications, company did not win contract

 

Homeland Security

  • Acquisition Program Manager (GS-13), AF Space Command, rated as not meeting qualification requirements
  • Exercise Planner, Camber Corp, awaiting response/contract award
  • N-NC J7 Exercise Planner, General Dynamics, awaiting response/contract award
  • AoA Analyst, Intecon, company did not win contract
  • AoA Analyst, Delta Solutions and Strategies, 1 interview, not selected for position
  • Senior Military Ops Analyst, Lockheed Martin, awaiting response/contract award
  • N-NC J7 Exercise Planner, Quantum Research, awaiting response/contract award
  • Acquisition Program Manager (GS-13), AF Space Command, rated as not meeting qualification requirements
  • JCIDS Analyst, ANSER, 1 interview, not selected
  • Cyber Ops Center Analyst (budget not cyber), Booz Allen Hamilton, job filled prior to my submission
  • N-NC Maritime/PIID/COOP Support Planner (contingency), ITT/AES, not selected, no response to inquiries
  • National Security Leader, CSC, not selected, no response to inquiries
  • PPBE Analyst, Decisive Analytics, not selected, no response to inquiries
  • N-NC J7 Maritime/PIID/COOP Support Planner (contingency), Delta Solutions & Strategies, 1 interview, selectee determined prior to my submission
  • Homeland Security Analyst, Strategic Analysis Inc., determined that position is a standing advertisement to get resume's, no positions open, no follow-on contacts
  • Combat Aviation SME (contingency), Triquetra Technologies, company did not win contract
  • N-NC J7 Maritime/PIID/COOP Support Planner, Wyle Corp, 1 telephone interview, not selected

 

Industrial & Organizational Psychology or Academia (Masters background)

  • Adjunct Professor, Colorado Tech University, hired to adjunct professor position (part-time)
  • Management & Program Analyst (GS-13), USAFA, rated as qualified, referred to hiring manager, not interviewed/selected
  • Management & Program Analyst (GS-13), Bureau of Customs & Border Protection, rated as qualified, not referred to hiring manager

Ideal Position Description

 

Project Coordinator for Emergency Management, Higher Education (EMHE) Grant Project oversees the administration, implementation and execution of  College's  written grant proposal as outlined in the U.S. Department of Education's 2010 grant award (Award #: Q184T100051) for the two year period of the grant.€ The grant is intended to help the college prepare and implement an all hazards, four-phase approach to Emergency Management (EM) for the college’s four campuses, 20,000 students and approximately 950 staff and faculty in such a manner to ensure process sustainability beyond the term of the grant.€€

 

Essential Duties

Manage the project to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance with grant guidelines and federal policies and procedures, develop an annual fiscal plan and scope of work, manage and reconcile budget monthly, provide monthly, detailed progress reports, requisition and purchase materials, supplies, and equipment as needed to support program goals, coordinate with Director of Public Safety and Grants coordinator to maximize grant benefits and facilitate compliance. €

 

Develop and implement a collaborative planning process that involves all PPCC campus entities (4 campuses), first responders from Campus Police and the full range of relevant government agencies and districts, South Central Homeland Security, and local agencies and organizations related to mental health, physical health, and functional and medical needs populations. Assemble and facilitate sub-teams to develop and write an Emergency Operation Plan that will include specific annexes related to: communications and warning, active shooter, bomb incident, tornado, evacuation and shelter-in-place, violence prevention, infectious disease outbreaks, food-borne illnesses and other areas as identified in the vulnerability assessment. All plans and annexes need to include functional and medical needs requirements. (See grant application for details.)

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Plan and implement a comprehensive, sustainable training program for staff, faculty and students. Attend and successfully complete training as outlined in the grant; minimally:

  • Project Coordinator Orientation Training
  • Emergency Management for Higher Education
  • ACAMS (Automated Critical Asset Management System) training
  • CEPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) training
  • HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program) training
  • TLO (Terrorism Liaison Officer)€ training
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) train-the-trainer training
  • IS 362 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools €

 

 

 

Coordinate with local first responders to participate in the planning and conducting of progressively challenging and recurrent exercises at the college, to include: drills, tabletops, and functional exercises. Ultimately, coordinate the college's first full-scale, functional exercise. €

 

Assist in the hiring of grant-related staff and contractors and train and supervise the program assistant, graduate student assistant and contractors; liaise with the project’s crisis counselor. €

 

Write and submit annual and final reports on the evaluation parameters delineated in the grant application.

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Conduct an organizational assessment to determine which positions must be included in EM planning and implementation, and work closely with the college's senior leadership to build leadership capacity and support for critical EM priorities. €

 

Hire, assemble and coordinate a multi-disciplinary vulnerabilities assessment team to inform the emergency management planning process and facilitate a comprehensive vulnerabilities assessment that will be used to inform the multi-faceted EM plan. €

 

Conduct an aggressive outreach campaign to communicate the EM messages to all constituencies. €

 

Track data throughout the project, including the college's progress towards National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance. College must be NIMS compliant by the end of the two-year grant term. €

 

Attend US Department of Education annual grant project meetings as well as other meetings as detailed in the grant.

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Additional responsibilities as required and appropriate as related to the grant and as directed by the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.

 

General Duties

  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional emergency management principles, procedures, and standards
  • Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work with effectively with staff at all levels as well as with diverse external constituencies
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple programs and activities
  • Decision-making ability as well as effective interpersonal/human relations, communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops

Minimum Qualifications

  • Practical Emergency Management experience: Five years of experience Project administration and supervision experience
  • Administration
  • Budget preparation
  • Emergency preparedness planning and communication
  • Personnel management
  • Emergency Management courses (ie: ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 800)
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public Administration, Management, Organizational Leadership, or related field
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • Experience serving in an Emergency Management role at a college / university or other similar setting
  • Experience in violence prevention through assessing and addressing mental health issues
  • Experience in project management or federal grant implementation and evaluation
  • Experience in constituency building and internal/external public relations
  • Experience in employee supervision
  • Budget development and management experience in a higher education setting
  • Data collection, reporting, and evaluation


Jobseeker

12345 Jobseeker Drive                                                  jobseeker@gmail.com Residence: (719) xxx-xxxx

Monument, CO 80132                        Available Start Date – February 1, 2011                           Cell: (719) xxx-xxxx


OBJECTIVE: Obtain a challenging management or coordinator position in emergency management or homeland security

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

§  Former U.S. Air Force Officer with 22 years of military service

§  Over six years of proven experience in emergency management/homeland security: Volunteer (City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, 2010); Deputy Division Chief (Headquarters U.S. Air Force, 2009-2010); Emergency Operations Center Director (Andersen Air Force Base, 2003-2005); Crisis Action Team member/Exercise Trusted Agent (U.S. Strategic Command, 2000-2003)

§  Accomplished team builder with 12+ years of management, budget, program management, and project lead experience at the local, regional, and national headquarters levels

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Emergency Management / Homeland Security

§  Volunteer, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

−    Co-authoring revision of City of Colorado Springs Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activation Manual—will improve City’s continuity of operations and assist OEM’s efforts toward Emergency Management Accreditation Program certification

−    Aiding revision of City of Colorado Springs Emergency Operations Plan—will officially document coordinated changes in City agencies’ support roles and will improve continuity

−    Assisting with Homeland Security grant application; funding is vital to OEM’s programs

§  Deputy Division Chief, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington DC

−    Aided development of directorate’s first Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan; provided inputs on mission essential functions and telework/transportation options; ensured division personnel received training on plan and were equipped for telecommuting options

−    Tested directorate’s COOP plan during two Pentagon Reservation-initiated Pandemic Influenza (PI) exercises; initiated notification procedures, telecommuting options—validated plan

§  Emergency Operations Center Director, 36th Wing, Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam

−    Trained, managed rotating on-call schedules, and led a 20-person crisis action support staff responding to natural disasters, major accidents, terrorist attacks and military contingencies

−    Updated 36th Wing’s EOC contingency and all-hazards response plan; coordinated  plan with Government of Guam’s Civil Defense Agency & local Federal Aviation Administration office

−    Revised and implemented base-wide recall procedures, quick reaction checklists and decision aids—improved staff recall, initial staff response and overall message dissemination timelines

−    Implemented and administered use of new Air Force integrated crisis information management system (similar to WebEOC)—streamlined flow of critical information to base leadership

−    Developed and conducted drills to train and evaluate unit control centers in performance of assigned responsibilities; participated in the 36th Wing’s full-scale exercises; conducted EOC after-action evaluations and corrective actions


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§  Branch Chief, Strategic Planner, Crisis Action Team Member, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha NE

−    Developed/coordinated deliberate and crisis response plans in accordance with national guidance and the command leadership’s strategic initiatives; authored checklists for monthly maintenance of plans—improved planning efficiency by 25%

−    Main and mobile command center crisis action team member; exercised the command’s COOP plans and advised 4-star flag officer commander and general/flag officer leaders on operational and crisis action plans—recognized as “Outstanding Performer” during Joint Staff’s inspection

−    Exercise trusted agent; led Current Operations Division’s involvement in two GLOBAL GUARDIAN full-scale exercises, worked with the command’s exercise lead to develop bomber/tanker training objectives and associated elements in the Master Scenario Events List (MSEL), introduced problems requiring adaptive planning by planners—exposed weaknesses in mission execution, captured lessons learned to improve mission effectiveness

−     Major crisis/contingency experience—performed duty during Post-9/11 and IRAQI FREEDOM events—provided leaders timely information for critical decisions and Presidential support

Management, Budget, Program Management, and Projects

§  Local-level: Flight Commander (Administrator), 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA

−    Provided sound seminar leadership and instruction for 67 B-52 instructors, 15 new Formal Training Unit instructors, and 8 senior officers—lauded by students on end-of-course critiques

−    Resolved instructor candidate training and instructor cadre manning issues;  implemented training flow changes, increased candidate instructional opportunities and implemented proficiency advancement—resulted in improved candidate proficiency and on-time graduations

−    Base project officer for two Combined Federal Campaign fund-raising events; led 36 project workers from 34 base agencies and worked closely with local United Way and other non-government organizations during project—raised over $280K for local and national charities

§  Local-level: Squadron Commander (Operations Director), 36th Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam

−     Charged with administering the 36th Wing’s air traffic control, airfield management operations, exercise/plans functions; managed personnel issues and operating budget, streamlined procedures and improved training documentation—in 2003 and 2005, unit received “Best in Pacific Air Forces” awards for Air Traffic Control and Airfield Management teams; during 2006 Pacific Air Forces Air Traffic Safety Evaluation Program inspection, unit experienced 30% decrease in write-ups from previous  inspection

−     Led special project as Airshow Director; led team efforts and coordination for flying operations, ground security, logistics, fire department, safety, medical, finances and public affairs—superb day for 26,000 attendees

−    Hand-picked project officer for Secretary of Defense visit to Guam; arranged a myriad of details with Pentagon and Guam Navy officials, flawlessly executed and “set tone for remainder of Pacific Rim tour” (Col JQ Public, Wing Commander)

−    Handled sensitive situation with an Airman in unit; ensured Airman received mental health counseling to address significant personal tragedies and resulting alcohol dependency issues

§  Regional-level: Deputy Lead, Operations Team, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, Afghanistan

−    Mentored the Afghanistan Army Air Corps Kabul Wing Commander and led a diverse team of 20 coalition air advisors in rebuilding the Afghan Air Corps to self-sustaining capability


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−    Guided U.S./Afghan team in stand-up of the Afghan Air Corps Command Center; refined personnel and equipment requirements—from concept to reality in 6 months

§  Regional-level: Branch Chief, U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha NE

−    Piloted team that organized two general/flag officer Task Force Commanders’ (senior executive-level) conferences; facilitated smooth implementation of 2 tightly-scheduled agendas—selected 2-star Director’s Team of the Quarter

§  National-level: Deputy Division Chief, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

−    Provided management oversight, directed procurement and performed 5-year budget planning/annual resource allocations for Headquarters U.S. Air Force’s largest account ($625M in annual combat, test, and training conventional weapons procurement);  performed advocacy briefings in defense of proposed budgets, requirements, and procurement strategy to general officer leadership and Congressional staffers

−    Aided development and managed a new division’s first-ever $125K annual operating budget; led efforts to determine supply, training, and equipment requirements and costs

−    Performed daily delegation of assigned staff tasks to division sections, performed quality control of division staff package responses, and monitored status of tasks to ensure completion of higher echelon and division chief assignments prior to deadlines.  Implemented new Headquarters Air Force web-based workflow management program.

−    Directed preparation efforts for 6 total senior executive nuclear steering group meetings—perfect execution, improved Air Force leaders’ insight on high priority issues

−    Managed staff requisitions/replacements, unit manning documents, and staff leave/vacation scheduling; made significant revisions to unit manning documents after division reorganization

−    Received separate Action Officer of the Quarter awards from Headquarters Air Force, 3-star general and 2-star generals

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2009-2010       Deputy Division Chief, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

2008-2009       Deputy Lead, Operations Team, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group,             Afghanistan

2006-2008       Deputy Division Chief, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

2003-2006       Squadron Commander, Emergency Operations Center Director, 36th Wing, Guam

2000-2003       Branch Chief and Strategic Planner, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha NE

1988-2000       Various assignments as B-52 Crewmember, Plans/Standardization Officer, Administrator, and Formal Training Unit Instructor, 2nd Bomb Wing, Shreveport LA

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

§  M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

§  B.A., General Studies, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

§  Certificate, Professional Development Series, FEMA’s Independent Study Program

§  Certificates, FEMA Independent Study Courses (10) on (Incident Command System, National Response Framework, National Incident Management System, and Continuity of Operations)

§  Air War College – U.S. Air Force senior-level professional military education

§  Joint Forces Staff College – Dept of Defense multi-service professional military education

§  Air Command and Staff College – U.S. Air Force Branch Chief-level professional military education

§  Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications (Windows, Office Professional, SharePoint Portal)


Jobseeker

12345 Jobseeker Drive                                                  jobseeker@gmail.com Residence: (719) xxx-xxxx

Monument, CO 80132                        Available Start Date – February 1, 2011                           Cell: (719) xxx-xxxx


OBJECTIVE: Obtain the N-NC/J7 Maritime PIID COOP Support position with Company X.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

§  U.S. Air Force Officer with 22 years of experience: Headquarters Air Force Deputy Division Chief, U.S. Strategic Command Current Operations Branch Chief/Exercise Trusted Agent, Squadron Commander and B-52 Crewmember

§  Accomplished team builder with leadership and staff experience in high-stress, fast-pace and high-visibility assignments

§  Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance (adjudicated/approved 29 Apr 2008)

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

Joint Training / Command and Control / COOP – U.S. Strategic Command

§  Supervised/coordinated bomber force generation employment, revised bomber/tanker items in the command’s Joint Mission Essential Task List (JMETL)—new list properly reflected changes in Chairman Joint Chief of Staff-directed tasks

§  Exercise trusted agent; led Current Operations Division’s involvement in two GLOBAL GUARDIAN exercises, worked with STRATCOM exercise lead (J37) to develop bomber/tanker training objectives and associated elements in the Master Scenario Events List (MSEL), introduced problems requiring adaptive planning by J5 planners—exposed weaknesses in mission execution, captured lessons learned to improve mission effectiveness

§  Led Aircraft Team on the Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC) Battlestaff; exercised command’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) & developed crisis action war plans in support of national leadership—rated as “Outstanding Performer” during Joint Staff evaluation

§  Knowledgeable on NORAD/NORTHCOM’s air defense mission

Ø  Worked in concert with STRATCOM/J5 planners to coordinate tanker requirements in support of NORAD’s air defense CONPLAN 3310; analyzed shortfalls and impacts to STRATCOM’s mission in cases of dual-tasking

Ø  Main Command Center Support Battlestaff member; participated in joint STRATCOM/NORAD air defense exercise scenarios involving ballistic missile detection and warning; on duty to experience NORTHCOM/STRATCOM/Interagency coordination during real-world Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

 

Pandemic Influenza / COOP – Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

§  Responsible for AF/A10-A division coordination on Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AF Instruction 10-2604, Disease Containment Planning Guidance; contained disease containment response/mitigation procedures for HAF/National Capital Region personnel

§  Aided development of AF/A10’s first COOP plan; provided division mission essential functions, inputs on shelter-in-place options, and concerns with travel via public transportation; ensured division personnel were trained on plan and equipped for telecommuting options

§  Tested AF/A10 COOP plan during two OSD/Pentagon Reservation-initiated Pandemic Influenza (PI) exercises; initiated notification procedures, telecommuting options—validated plan

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Maritime Mission – Barksdale Air Force Base

§  B-52 Instructor Radar Navigator; first 96th Bomb Squadron instructor to be qualified in  the maritime interdiction mission and Harpoon anti-ship missile; flew maritime surveillance/interdiction training missions with Navy S-3 and P-3 units—refined tactics, trained new B-52 crewmembers

Coordination

§  Knowledgeable in civil coordination; completed FEMA’s Independent Study courses

Ø  Completed/obtained certificate for Professional Development Series; trained on federal policies, construct of the National Incident Management System, and roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local agencies in emergency planning and response

Ø  Completed 3 additional courses on COOP/PI program development and exercising

§  Experienced with General/Flag Officer conference coordination; directed preparation efforts for six total 4-star, 2-3-star, and O-6 level Headquarters Air Force-convened nuclear senior leader steering group meetings; lead planner for two STRATCOM Task Force Commanders Conferences—perfect execution, improved commanders’ awareness on important issues

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

2009-2010       Deputy Division Chief, Assessments Division (AF/A10-A), Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

2008-2009       Deputy Lead, Operations Team, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, Kabul,

Afghanistan

2006-2008       Deputy Division Chief, Weapons Requirements Division (AF/A5RW), Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

2003-2006       Squadron Commander, 36th Operations Support Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

2000-2003       Chief, Bomber Current Operations/Bomber Cruise Missile Planner, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

1988-2000       Various assignments as B-52 Crewmember, Plans/Standardization Officer, Flight Commander, and Formal Training Unit Instructor, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

§  M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

§  B.S., General Studies, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

§  Certificate, Professional Development Series, FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s Independent Study Program

§  Air War College – Senior-level professional military education

§  Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia – Specialized, strategic planner-level professional military education

§  Air Command and Staff College – Intermediate-level professional military education

§  Squadron Officers School – Basic-level professional military education

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Jobseeker

12345 Jobseeker Drive

Monument, CO 80132

Home Phone: 719-xxx-xxxx / Mobile: 719-xxx-xxxx

Email: jobseeker@gmail.com

 

Country of citizenship: United States of America

SSAN: xxx-xx-xxxx

Veterans' Preference: Yes, 5 points based on active duty service in U.S. Air Force

Registered for Selective Service: Yes

Security Clearance: Top Secret/SCI (adjudicated/approved 29 Apr 2008)

Lowest Salary Willing to Accept: $xx,000

AVAILABILITY Job Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full Time

 

DESIRED LOCATIONS US-CO-Denver

 

OBJECTIVE: Emergency Management Specialist, GS-0301-13; Announcement: XX-XX-193-DR

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

§  Air Force Officer and Leader. Former Lieutenant Colonel (GS-14 equivalent) with 22 years of military service including management and staff experience at national-level (Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon), regional-level (U.S. Strategic Command), and local-level (Andersen Air Force Base).

§  Knowledge of organizational evaluations. Headquarters Air Force experience with institution-wide evaluation of nuclear programs administered by lower echelon organizations.  Holder of a university Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a discipline emphasizing knowledge, skills, and abilities in organizational effectiveness evaluation and improvement.

§  Emergency management and crisis response experience. Served as Andersen Air Force Base’s Emergency Operations Center Director, training and leading the base’s 20-person emergency response support staff handling natural disasters, major accidents, terrorist attacks and military contingencies.  Member of U.S. Strategic Command’s main and mobile Crisis Action Teams.

§  Skilled communicator – written and verbal. Composed drafts of official Headquarters Air Force budget justification/appeals to Congress, numerous staff action packages, reports and program requirements documents.  Delivered briefings to Congressional staffers, general/flag officers and division chiefs on a regular basis.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Deputy Chief, Assessments Division (Operations Manager, Grade: O-5)             6/2009 - 7/2010

Headquarters, U.S. Air Force,            AF/A10-A                                                          Hours per week: 50

Pentagon, Washington, DC                                                                     Salary: $xxx,000 per Year

Supervisor's Name: Colonel Bubba Johnson; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

PERFORM ASSESSMENTS:  Directly supported the Air Force Chief of Staff’s (top military executive) #1 priority – reinvigorating all Air Force nuclear programs.  Responsible for directing 20-person division’s daily efforts to identify, collect, and interpret key metrics to determine overall nuclear enterprise's health.  Guides efforts to develop and track actionable, enterprise-wide interest items for resolution based upon identified causes and trend analysis.  Oversees division’s management of nuclear enterprise audits and studies.

 

DIRECT AND SUPERVISE:  Manages staff coordination, production of materials, and execution of separate Secretary of the Air Force (top civilian executive)/Air Force Chief of Staff and 2/3-star general officer nuclear steering groups. Manages division’s $125K annual operating budget.  Delegates assigned staff task packages and reviews proposed division responses.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

§  Mentored concept development and aided advocacy efforts for trail-blazing Nuclear Enterprise Dashboard project (steady-state monitoring and evaluation program that identifies problems and forecasts increased risk with nuclear programs)—will provide better information for senior executive decision-making; will set new Air Force standard for enterprise-wide evaluation and management.

§  Directly supported Air Force Chief of Staff’s (top military officer) #1 priority; directed 17-person division’s daily efforts to identify, collect, and interpret key metrics to determine overall nuclear enterprise's health—allowed timely and accurate reporting to Congressional inquiries and supported senior executives’ testimonies to Congress.

§  Assisted crafting of advocacy brief for revising nuclear assessments reporting to the Air Force Chief of Staff; aligned Air Force Nuclear Roadmap objectives and measures with Air Force Strategic Plan—provides comprehensive review of assessments, improved senior leader understanding of nuclear enterprise status.

 

Deputy Lead, Operations Team (Operations Manager, Grade: O-5)                    5/2008 - 5/2009

438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group                                                          Hours per week: 84

Kabul, Afghanistan                                                                                  Salary: $xxx,000 per Year

Supervisor's Name: Colonel John Smith; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

DIRECT AND SUPERVISE:  Operations Team Lead's primary assistant; directed diverse, 27-person advisor team's activities to develop and advance the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps toward self-sustaining capability.

 

ADVISE AND ASSESS: Responsible for assisting in development and fielding of Afghan Air Corps units to perform directed mission and essential tasks.  Sets conditions for self-sufficiency, evaluates unit capabilities related to operational activities, and briefs progress to U.S. Commanding General and Advisory Group Commander (next lower echelon executive).  Primary advisor to the Afghan Air Corps Kabul Wing Commander; coordinates on a daily basis to develop Afghan Air Wing policies and procedures.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

§  Revamped Afghan Wing’s flight scheduling process and flight execution, bringing solutions, order and discipline to two dysfunctional processes.  Used qualitative and quantitative methods to assess results of process improvements.  Results: improved sortie rates from less than 430 to more than 900 sorties per month, spawning a 250 percent surge in troops and materiel transported and setting sortie records for 8 consecutive months.

§  Aided development of operations-specific criteria for newly instituted coalition assessment program—improved quantitative rigor to overall assessment of Afghan status toward self-sustainment.

§  Guided U.S./Afghan team in stand-up of Afghan Air Corps Command Center; refined personnel and equipment requirements—from concept to reality in 6 months.

Deputy Chief, Weapons Requirements Division (Ops Manager, Grade: O-5)    7/2006 - 5/2008

Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, AF/A5RW                                                         Hours per week: 50

Pentagon, Washington, DC                                                                     Salary: $xxx,000 per Year

Supervisor's Name: Colonel John Public; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

DIRECT AND SUPERVISE REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT:  Deputy Chief of 13-man division responsible for developing, analyzing, and advocating regional commanders’ requirements for Air Force conventional weapons.  Serves as Headquarters Air Force Subject Matter Expert for special category conventional weapons.

 

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Provides management oversight for $687M in annual acquisition/procurement of aircraft conventional War Reserve Materiel, Test and Training munitions and $62M sustainment fund for the Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile program.  Builds and coordinates 5-year program budget in support of Fiscal Years Defense Plan (FYDP) and advocates budget plan through Department of Defense’s budget process.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

§  Received separate Action Officer of the Quarter awards from Headquarters Air Force, 3-star general and 2-star generals.

§  Crafted Air Force budget justification/appeal to Congress to prevent 2008 budget deferment of key weapons procurement program—preserved $307M in program funding.

§  Analyzed proposed Fiscal Year 2008 execution plan for procurement of conventional weapons and components by lower echelon command.

§  Led first Air Force-wide general purpose bomb strategy meeting—built Fiscal Year 2010 cohesive development and funding plan.

§  Chaired Fiscal Year 2009 Air Force weapons requirements conference; resolved lower echelon commanders’ quantity conflicts—set stage for Air Force allocations.

§  Assisted development of Air Force’s new organizational construct—streamlined command and control for weapons processes amongst lower echelon organizations.

§  Briefed Congressional staffer on $109M Fiscal Year 2008 Global War On Terrorism budget request and briefed 3-star Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff in preparation for Congressional hearings—contributed to no Congressionally-mandated major cuts to Air Force proposed weapons budgets.

 

Commander/Operations Officer (Operations Director, Grade: O-5)                    7/2003 - 7/2006

36th Operations Support Squadron, 36th Wing                                                 Hours per week: 72

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam                                                             Salary: $xxx,000 per Year

Supervisor's Name: Colonel (retired) Steve Canyon; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

WING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER DIRECTOR:  Trains, manages readiness schedules and leads a 20-person crisis action support staff responding to natural disasters, major accidents, terrorist attacks and military contingencies.

 

DIRECT AND SUPERVISE AIRFIELD OPERATIONS:   Commands 53-person squadron, directing personnel development and administrative position management to ensure unit’s combat readiness.  Responsible for all aspects of airfield management, air traffic control operations, and wing operations/exercise plans.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

§  EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER DIRECTOR: Implemented use of new Air Force integrated command and control system—streamlined flow of critical information to base leadership.  Revised and implemented base-wide recall procedures, quick reaction checklists and decision aids—improved staff recall, initial staff response and overall message dissemination timelines.  Developed and conducted exercises to train and evaluate unit control center in performance of assigned responsibilities.

o   RESULTS: superb base disaster preparation, response and recovery actions for 6 typhoons; base’s command and control rated “Outstanding” and “Excellent” during two Pacific Air Forces readiness inspections; benchmarked for other bases.

§  AIRFIELD OPERATIONS: Maintained continuous 24-hour operations despite complying with headquarters manpower mandate of air traffic control and airfield management position fills to only 75 percent of authorization and continued support of deployments to Southwest Asia.  Directed and coordinated support to over 75 exercises—280 aircraft and 8800 participants; successful joint and combined training despite the busiest airfield construction in decades.  Directed sequencing of over $163M in airfield construction projects—maintained non-stop flight operations capability for real-world airlift missions and 75+ U.S./International exercises while executing major modernization efforts.

o   RESULTS: Selected 2003 and 2005 “Best in Pacific Air Forces” awards (regional command) for Air Traffic Control and Airfield Management teams; experienced 30% decrease in write-ups for 2006 Pacific Air Forces Air Traffic Safety Evaluation Program inspection.

§  Director for first air show in 5 previous years; led team efforts and coordination for flying operations, ground security, logistics, safety, medical, finances and public affairs—superb event for 26,000 attendees.

§  Hand-picked project officer for Secretary of Defense visit to Guam; arranged a myriad of details with Pentagon and Guam Navy officials, flawless execution.

 

Chief, Bomber Section (Department Head, Grade: O-4)                                       7/2000 - 7/2003

U.S. Strategic Command                                                                                    Hours per week: 50

Offutt Air Base, Omaha, Nebraska                                                           Salary: $xx,000 per Year

Supervisor's Name: Colonel (retired) Jack Ofalltrades; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

OPERATIONAL-LEVEL PLANNER: Command bomber/cruise missile nuclear planning process expert.  Developed and coordinated deliberate and crisis action plans in accordance with national guidance.

 

CRISIS ACTION TEAM MEMBER: Crisis action planner for fixed and mobile command centers.  Advised 4-star commander and senior leaders on operational and crisis action war plans Bomber operations focal point/trusted agent for command exercises.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

§  Actual major crisis/contingency experience—performed duty during Post-9/11 and IRAQI FREEDOM events—provided senior leaders timely information for critical decisions and Presidential support

§  In 90 days, performed critical analysis and produced innovative solutions resolving U.S. Strategic Command war plan shortfalls that existed for 4 years.

§  Received rating of “Outstanding Performer” during Pentagon Joint Staff’s inspection, top 5% of all evaluated at U.S. Strategic Command  Authored Quick Reaction Procedures for all target planners and greatly improved bomber maintenance checklists—improved planning efficiency by 25%

§  Led team that orchestrated two commander’s general/flag officer conferences—high profile-tightly scheduled agendas

§  Provided key contributions during Congressionally directed nuclear command and control system end-to-end review

 

Various Assignments as B-52 Instructor Radar Navigator, 8/1989 - 5/2000

B-52 Formal Training Unit Instructor, Plans/Standardization Officer, Hours per week: 40

& Flight Commander (Grade: O-1 through O-4)                                    Salary: $xx,000 per Year

2nd Bomb Wing

Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Louisiana

Supervisor's Name: Colonel (retired) Tim Aviator; Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Contact Supervisor: Yes

 

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Industrial & Organizational Psychology

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1998

 

Relevant Coursework, Licensures and Certifications:

§  Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences (3 credits): study of the research methods and designs commonly used in the Behavioral Sciences with emphasis on quantitative methodology.

§  Statistical Methods in Behavioral Sciences (3 credits): study of the statistical methods used to study problems in behavioral sciences.

§  Training and Development (3 credits): study of skills necessary to analyze, design, and evaluate training in organizations. Topics include determining training needs, task analysis, learning objectives, training methodologies, and evaluation.

§  Leadership and Decision Making (3 credits): examination of skills, behaviors, and attitudes required for effective leadership; includes practices, decision-making, communication, and ethical issues related to leadership.

 

Bachelor of General Studies

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, 1987

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Certificate, Professional Development Series, FEMA Emergency Management Institute’s   Independent Study Program

Senior Developmental Education, Air War College, correspondence, 2008

Joint Professional Military Education Phase II, Armed Forces Staff College, residence, 2000

Intermediate Developmental Education, Air Command and Staff College, seminar, 1999

Basic Developmental Education, Squadron Officer School, residence, 1994


Sample Job Descriptions

Colorado State Government Job Announcements

 

Department of Local Affairs

Division of Emergency Management

Job Title: GENERAL PROFESSIONAL IV

SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST REGION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FIELD MANAGER

 

Position Number: 80859-0111

 

Job Location: PUEBLO

 

Salary: salary range $4,733-$5,166/mo.

 

Release Date: January 7, 2011 Apply By: January 21, 2011

 

Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Class Code: H6G4XX

 

* Community development that is revitalizing and sustainable

* Financial support for community needs

* Safe, affordable housing

* Emergency preparation, prevention, response and recovery

DOLA strives to be responsive, attentive, solutions-oriented and respectful, within and beyond our departmental boundaries.

The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) leads, manages and coordinates state level actions for all-hazards preparedness, natural hazards mitigation, emergency response and disaster recovery in support of local

governments within Colorado. For more information about DEM, go to  http://dola.colorado.gov/dem/index.html.

DUTIES: As an Emergency Management Field Manager, this position coordinates with and provides emergency management technical assistance to local government emergency management organizations in South and Southeast Colorado prior to, during and following a major emergency or natural disaster. The emphasis is on preparedness actions to improve local and state response and recovery to all hazards emergencies. The position strengthens local and regional capability through development and validation of emergency plans, policies, training and exercises with

first responders and local elected/appointed officials; fosters interagency and inter-jurisdictional mutual aid cooperation; and implements public emergency preparedness education programs and awareness. In addition, position provides technical assistance with grant administration and ensures compliance with contract and reporting

requirements by conducting on-site visits with assigned jurisdictions; assists local governments with hazard analyses, supports local and regional efforts to assess all hazards threats and risks; assists in presentations and provides training courses for emergency management personnel and first responders.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND three years of professional experience in emergency management planning and response operations.

 

SUBSTITUTION: Professional experience in emergency management planning and response operations which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted for the

bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.

Necessary special requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license. Background check required.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are used as part of the selection and exam process. Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position and will be ranked to determine the most qualified applicants for this position. Be sure your application specifically addresses all the requirements listed above.

Coach Kimberly’s NOTE:  It is very difficult to be selected if you haven’t compiled your Military to Civilian Career Transition Organizer and subsequently written your North Star Source Document. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Management Specialist

 

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

 

Agency: Veterans Health Administration

 

Job Announcement Number: 10-T5-193-DR

 

Job Summary:

RELOCATION EXPENSES ARE AUTHORIZED

 

*The Incumbent will be subject to work under emergency notification and contact procedures. The incumbent has an essential duty to deploy in emergency situations and other related mission.

 

*Extensive travel within the United States is required. Overseas travel may be required.

The Emergency Preparedness Planning Specialist serves as an Area Emergency Manager (AEM1) in a region performing duties required by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) Contingency System (PL-97-174) and the National Disaster Medical Systems (NDMS). Is responsible for the Veteran's

Health Administration (VHA) coordinated role in the Federal Response Plan and National Security Emergency Preparedness (E.O. 12656) and under other appropriate laws, regulations, directives and authorities. Designs, develops, and implements the VHA's emergency management program. Takes action to adopt new operational initiatives and convince others to adopt them. Performs analytical and evaluative work associated with line and/or program activities.

 

Major Duties:

Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative and qualitative basis, the effectiveness of programs or operations in meeting established goals and objectives. Evaluates region wide programs against short and long term objectives. May serve as the chairperson of the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee. Conducts liaison duties with network Director, advising Director on

1) developing VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network) level emergency management response plan

2) Developing capability of each facility to effectively manage consequences of internal/external emergencies

3) meeting responsibilities under the VA-DOD Contingency Plan

4) Ensuring facilities of the Federal Coordinating Center develop and maintain NDMS reception Areas and Teams

5) Ensuring each facility assists regional, state, and local emergency preparedness agencies to prepare for major medical disasters. Advises Medical Center Directors and others on

1) participating in and supporting regional level emergency management response plans

2) developing capability of facilities to effectively manage consequences of internal/external emergencies

3) meeting assigned responsibilities of Federal Coordinating Center develop and maintain NDMS Reception areas

4) meeting assigned responsibilities of the VA-DOD Contingency Plan

5) ensuring facility assists regional, state, and local emergency preparedness agencies prepare for major medical disasters. Researches legislation, EOs, regulations, and

analyzes impact on agency programs. Performs program work to effect policy. Serves as resource person

 

Salary Range: $73,848.00 - $114,158.00 /year

Series & Grade: GS-0301-12/13

Promotion Potential: Yes

Open Period: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 to Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Position Information:

Full-Time 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday

Permanent

Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Denver, CO

 

How You Will Be Evaluated:

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below.  When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

1. Ability to develop contingency plans that effectively support national emergency management operations.

2. Knowledge of the federal laws, regulations, policies, guides and procedures applicable to comprehensive emergency

management programs.

3. Ability to develop, evaluate, modify, and manage the implementation of emergency management policies, plans and

programs

4. Ability to manage a national medical evacuation -treatment system in response to national crisis, catastrophic events,

disaster declarations, and during planned training exercises.

5. Ability to communicate effectively on a wide range of administrative and technical matters.

Coach Kimberly’s NOTE:  The How You Will Evaluated section is VERY important. It is very difficult to be selected if you haven’t compiled your Military to Civilian Career Transition Organizer and subsequently written your North Star Source Document. 

Job Title: Federal Coordinating Officer-GS-0301-15

 

Department: Department Of Homeland Security

 

Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency

 

JOB SUMMARY:

SALARY RANGE: $122,064.00 - $155,500.00 /year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, November 19, 2010 to Monday, December 06, 2010

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0301-15

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Indefinite

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Denver, CO

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Highly qualified applicants from vacancy announcement # MG-

201091604-SSM-387056 are still under consideration and do not

need to re-apply.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. 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. FEMA offers developmental opportunities, competitive compensation, and networking opportunities.

 

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: FEMA employees are subject to 24 hour oncall in the event of any emergency. This service 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 that require

functioning under intense physical and mental stress.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: POSITION CAN REQUIRE UP TO 60% EXTENDED TRAVEL.

Primary Purpose: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

is seeking applicants for the Federal Coordinating Officer Program to ensure the  availability of expert staff to perform top management functions and provide leadership in disaster field operations. Candidates must have knowledge of, and experience in, emergency management programs and disaster operations; knowledge of Federal, State and local government processes; expert management skills and experience with

organizational leadership in crisis situations.

 

Specific Duties:

Incumbent serves as the principal staff advisor to the Administrator, FEMA in leading and coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities.  Specifically will perform the following duties: Establishes the Federal presence as the President's representative at the disaster operation site.  Coordinates the relationships among Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) and advises the Governor on the status of the Federal response.  Establishes response, recovery and mitigation operations with the SCO.  Manages media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public as well as establishing communications links with the media and elected officials.  Establishes a disaster assistance site to administer relief services and coordinates activities of state and local governments, as well as the activities of Federal agencies and volunteer organizations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Specialized Experience Requirements: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Experience in coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities.

 

Coordinating relationships between Federal, State, local and organizational personnel and serving as the advisor to senior leadership on matters of disaster response.

 

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Top Secret Clearance

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All applicants will be evaluated based on responses to the Job Questionnaire for the announcement. These questions measure the extent to which an applicant meets basic eligibility for employment, minimum qualifications as described in the announcement either through experience and/or education), and the extent to which applicants possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.  Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Project Coordinator Emergency Management, Higher Ed

Full Time

VPAS - Vice President for Administrative Services - Public Safety

 

The Project Coordinator for Emergency Management, Higher Education (EMHE) Grant Project oversees the administration, implementation and execution of Community College's (CC) written grant proposal as outlined in the U.S. Department of Education's 2010 grant award (Award #: Q184T100051) for the two year period of the grant.€ The grant is intended to help CC prepare and implement an all hazards, four-phase approach to Emergency Management (EM) for CC's four campuses, 20,000 students and approximately 950 staff and faculty in such a manner to ensure process sustainability beyond the term of the grant.€€

€€

This position is a two-year grant funded position, subject to renewal.€

 

Essential Duties

15% Manage the project to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance with grant guidelines and federal policies and procedures, develop an annual fiscal plan and scope of work, manage and reconcile budget monthly, provide monthly, detailed progress reports, requisition and purchase materials, supplies, and equipment as needed to support program goals, coordinate with Director of Public Safety and Grants coordinator to maximize grant benefits and facilitate compliance. €

 

15% Develop and implement a collaborative planning process that involves all PPCC campus entities (4 campuses), first responders from Campus Police and the full range of relevant government agencies and districts, South Central Homeland Security, and local agencies and organizations related to mental health, physical health, and functional and medical needs populations. Assemble and facilitate sub-teams to develop and write an Emergency Operation Plan that will include specific annexes related to: communications and warning, active shooter, bomb incident, tornado, evacuation and shelter-in-place, violence prevention, infectious disease outbreaks, food-borne illnesses and other areas as identified in the vulnerability assessment. All plans and annexes need to include functional and medical needs requirements. (See grant application for details.)

€

15% Plan and implement a comprehensive, sustainable training program for staff, faculty and students. Attend and successfully complete training as outlined in the grant; minimally:

  • Project Coordinator Orientation Training
  • Emergency Management for Higher Education
  • ACAMS (Automated Critical Asset Management System) training
  • CEPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) training
  • HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program) training
  • TLO (Terrorism Liaison Officer)€ training
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) train-the-trainer training
  • IS 362 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools €

 

10% Coordinate with local first responders to participate in the planning and conducting of progressively challenging and recurrent exercises at the college, to include: drills, tabletops, and functional exercises. Ultimately, coordinate the college's first full-scale, functional exercise. €

 

10 % Assist in the hiring of grant-related staff and contractors and train and supervise the program assistant, graduate student assistant and contractors; liaise with the project’s crisis counselor. €

 

10% Write and submit annual and final reports on the evaluation parameters delineated in the grant application.

€

4%€Conduct an organizational assessment to determine which positions must be included in EM planning and implementation, and work closely with the college's senior leadership to build leadership capacity and support for critical EM priorities. €

 

4% Hire, assemble and coordinate a multi-disciplinary vulnerabilities assessment team to inform the emergency management planning process and facilitate a comprehensive vulnerabilities assessment that will be used to inform the multi-faceted EM plan. €

 

4% Conduct an aggressive outreach campaign to communicate the EM messages to all constituencies. €

 

4% Track data throughout the project, including the college's progress towards National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance. College must be NIMS compliant by the end of the two-year grant term. €

 

4% Attend US Department of Education annual grant project meetings as well as other meetings as detailed in the grant.

€

5% Additional responsibilities as required and appropriate as related to the grant and as directed by the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.

 

General Duties

  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional emergency management principles, procedures, and standards
  • Computer competency including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work with effectively with staff at all levels as well as with diverse external constituencies
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct multiple programs and activities
  • Decision-making ability as well as effective interpersonal/human relations, communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops

Minimum Qualifications

  • Practical Emergency Management experience: Five years of experience Project administration and supervision experience
  • Administration
  • Budget preparation
  • Emergency preparedness planning and communication
  • Personnel management
  • Emergency Management courses (ie: ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 800)
  • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public Administration, Management, Organizational Leadership, or related field
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • Experience serving in an Emergency Management role at a college / university or other similar setting
  • Experience in violence prevention through assessing and addressing mental health issues
  • Experience in project management or federal grant implementation and evaluation
  • Experience in constituency building and internal/external public relations
  • Experience in employee supervision
  • Budget development and management experience in a higher education setting
  • Data collection, reporting, and evaluation

Salary $5,000.00 / month. For instructional positions in particular, additional compensation may be possible with teaching overloads, special assignments,

etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Management Coordinator

Job ID: 10808

Location: Public Safety - Fire

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Announcement

Closing Date: October 18, 2010

FIRE DEPARTMENT

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

 

Salary Range: $5,939- $7,424/monthly

 

JOB SUMMARY: You will assist the Emergency Management Division Manager during real emergencies, disasters, and exercises in coordination with city departments/agencies, mutual aid jurisdictions, state and federal departments/agencies, private agencies, volunteer and nonprofit organizations, and the media. You will also assist the Emergency Management Division Manager with developing goals, objectives, resource allocations, procedures, and priorities of the organization. The Emergency Management Coordinator performs on-call functions on a

rotating basis, evaluates emergency or disaster incidents to coordinate Office of Emergency Management (OEM) responses and operations, monitors the preparation and updates emergency operation and supplemental emergency plans, leads/directs special projects, and may perform operational duties at emergency or disaster locations. You will also make presentations and participate in emergency preparedness activities involving community groups, City or other governmental agencies, nonprofit agencies, volunteer agencies, and committees as well as serve as a liaison/representative for

the OEM. You may supervise OEM personnel and volunteers.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field. A minimum of four years of increasingly responsible professional level administrative, analytical, or project management experience including three years in the emergency management field, such as emergency planning, exercises, training, and/or real-world emergencies in the field and/or an Emergency Operations Center.

 

Completion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Professional Development Series.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. Attainment of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Experience administering and using WebEOC.

 

 

Emergency Management Planner - CO

Company – DoD Contractor

USA-Colorado-Denver

Description

 

Primary Functions: Supports the development of strategic plans and program documents such as plans, policies, procedures, drawing upon technical insight and understanding in related technical disciplines. May act as project team lead for development of products; function as a group facilitator for meetings and exercises, as required.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Acting independently or as a member of a team, support tasks to include:

• Development of national-level strategic and operational plans, functional and incident specific plans, guidance, policy, SOPs, and job aides

• Development of regional and state level strategic and operational plans, functional and incident specific plans, guidance, policy, SOPs and job aids

• Review and analyze plans and SOPs, etc.

• Facilitate planning meetings, workshops, and seminars

 

If you thrive on challenge and are motivated, creative, and can hit the ground running, we want you on our team!

 

 

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Bachelor's degree in emergency management, planning or related field and 5 years experience in developing, evaluating and maintaining emergency preparedness plans, policies and facilities. Experience in developing emergency operations plans, strategic, concept, and operational plans, SOPs at the Federal, State, and/or local levels. Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen and be able to successfully complete required background checks.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have the following:

• Currently have, or the ability to obtain a Secret clearance if required

• Working Knowledge of the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System (including the Incident Command System), National Preparedness Guidelines and tools

• Travel: Some travel may be required in support of an emergency response for up to 30 days.

 

Company – Federally Funded Research & Development (FFRDC)

Description

Job Title JCIDS Analyst

 

Brief Description

Reports to Task Order Lead as part of Functional Support Matrix (JCIDS Group).

Work with members of core technical team to develop JCIDS products. Requires an

understanding of program objectives and requirements and application of a detailed,

diversified knowledge of JCIDS and DoD and other agency acquisition processes

and analytical techniques for the purpose of developing new or improved solutions.

Able to work autonomously with customers, as well as understand customer

requirements and translate them into technical requirements.

 

Detailed Description

Lead and support multi-functional team in the development and

documentation of JCIDS products.

  • Provide JCIDS process expert support of technical teams, projects, and programs.
  • Adhere to standards and policies, as well as implement processes and procedures to ensure professional and efficient accomplishment of tasks.
  • Capable of supporting complex projects involving multiple engineering/technical disciplines.
  • Interface with customers and technical/engineering project teams.

 

Job Requirements

  • Substantial expertise and experience with JCIDS processes and products, as well as space system acquisition processes.
  • Military, civilian, or Industry experience with MILSATCOM programs and systems (e.g, , Milstar, AEHF,) and/or commercial SATCOM systems.
  • Ability to work with a team of multi-disciplined personnel, consisting of staff from multiple companies.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communications skills.

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