|Hiring Organization||Federal Emergency Management Agency|
|Post Name||Resources Specialist|
|Qualification||All candidates must be high school graduates or possess a GED.|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Work Hours||8 Hours|
|Salary||USD 38 To USD 50 Per Hour|
|Location||Chicago, Illinois, United States 60605|
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace, and ensure resilience to disasters.
We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the United States of America and its territories.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance, and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high-performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.
Now FEMA looks to you, join our team, and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. We are seeking talented individuals who are eager to assist disaster survivors on an intermittent, on-call basis.
FEMA Reservists are incident management responders, hired under the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Reservists are a significant factor in the agency workforce in responding to disasters.
These employees deploy to perform activities directly related to disasters, emergencies, projects, or activities of a non-continuous nature. Reservist positions are temporary appointments within the Excepted Service and are not to exceed 2 years in duration.
Work opportunities are intermittent due to the irregular nature of disasters and Reservist employees are not guaranteed regular recurring hours, deployments, or renewal of employment. Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a FEMA Reservist!
EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.
All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description.
Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
As a Resources Specialist (Resources Unit Leader), you will provide guidance and assistance to customers, supervisors, and managers on a wide range of comprehensive Human Resources services including interpreting policies, procedures, and OCCHCO guidance. Typical assignments include:
- Collect and provide accurate human resources data, analyzing results and presenting recommendations for improvements.
- Utilize the Deployment Tracking System (DTS) to execute the deployment of personnel to and from disaster events and maintain their accountability while at a disaster event.
- Oversee the Local Hire Program for each disaster which includes determining the recruitment and hiring strategies needed to fill local hire positions, ensuring that classified statements of work reflect the duties of each local hire position to be filled, working with managers at each disaster regarding the onboarding of local hires, and reviewing onboarding documents for completeness and accuracy prior to submitting to OCCHCO for processing.
- Oversee the time and attendance (T&A) for the disaster event which includes maintaining overtime accountability.
- Develop correspondence on human resources related, to local policies including correspondence covering holiday procedures, operating hours, and payroll instructions.
- Prepare and present special and reoccurring reports such as payroll reports, rightsizing plans, and staffing reports of personnel assigned to a disaster event.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Travel will be required.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
- Selective service registration is required for males born.
- Please review the “Other Information” section for additional key requirements.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position.
This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information).
For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations. Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.
To qualify for the Reservist Resources Specialist (Resources Unit Leader (HRUL)) position, you must possess experience in each of the following areas:
- Applying Human Resources Management methods, principles, practices, and/or policies in one or more program areas; and
- Advising stakeholders and/or leaders on Human Resources strategies; and
- Analyzing human resource concerns and making recommendations for improvements.
- Minimum age of eighteen years of age is required.
- All candidates must be high school graduates or possess a GED.
Experience refers to 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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found “not qualified” if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part-time.
As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
- This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
- DHS uses E-verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
- Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
- This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
- All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time. Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours in a given week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions. When activated and deployed, you serve in federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation, and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
- All candidates must be available to deploy at all times during the term of this appointment unless pre-approved through authorized Reservist leave. Reservists may take up to 90 days of unpaid Reservist Leave per year.
- FEMA Reservist employees must maintain an address of primary residency (which will serve as the official duty station of the employee), in a Stafford Act “State”, as defined by Section 102(4) of the Stafford Act.
- If selected for this position, you will be required to complete FEMA’s onboarding program and a subsequent orientation program. Additional orientation information will be provided post-selection.
- Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
- A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens a new window to learn more about federal benefits.
This position is temporary and intermittent and you will work during disaster declarations.
- You will be paid only during times of deployment.
- You will be paid sick leave and earn one hour of sick leave for every 20 hours in a pay status, up to four hours each pay period.
- You will be eligible to enroll in Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) when in a pay status of 14 days or more. Enrollment in FEHB terminates upon entering a non-pay status.