Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
$66,167 to $86,021The salary indicated above is basic pay and your locality pay will be adjusted
This Bulletin is applicable only to candidates who were previously hired on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary – Announcement Number HHS-ASPR-DH-18-10176834 Direct Hire Term appointment advertisements.
Oversees health and safety aspect of the response team, including patients under their care.
Work with Planning, Logistics, and Operations Section Chiefs to plan and
communicate the Incident Safety Plan.
Develops safety operating procedures and plans for team personnel.
Conducts site safety analysis and Incident Command System documentation.
Travel required: 76% or greater – 95% Domestic and 5 % International
Following a Presidential Declared Disaster, a Public Health Emergency declared by the Secretary of HHS, or a designated augmented mission requirement, the incumbent may be required to work irregular work schedules (evenings, nights, and weekends) and work hours could be extended at critical times. During actual emergency responses and exercises, the incumbent may be required to work for extended periods of time under austere and highly stressful conditions; may be required to remain on-call 24 hours per day, seven days per week. During training and deployment, work may require lifting and carrying heavy equipment, supplies, and using flights of stairs when elevators are not operating. The incumbent may be required to travel on short notice to disaster areas with only minimal comforts, including requirements to eat military-style rations (such as Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE) due to limited or no access to commercially available food. Extended and frequent travel may be required and will be governed by the need for the incumbent to fully cover all emergency preparedness responsibilities (i.e. disasters, meetings, exercises, etc.). This travel may depend upon the number and type of events or emergencies that may occur.
During deployments, the work is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, in a tent environment that is remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying NDMS equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high-stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process, meet and maintain certain physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies.Work may be performed in an office setting or indoor and outdoor field sites, sometimes in adverse weather. During emergency situations, the work environment may be situated in austere conditions and environment in terms of destroyed infrastructure (e.g., food and water, housing, electricity, communications), the presence of endemic diseases, and limited health and sanitation facilities requiring special safety precautions.
To have qualified for this position you must have met all of the following requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards; applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupational safety and health requirements; managing safety or occupational health program elements; and developing and recommending safety and occupational health policy to higher levels of management.
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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- safety or occupational health fields (safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene), or degree in other related fields that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of study from among the following (or closely related) disciplines: safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, toxicology, public health, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, engineering, and industrial psychology.
Travel and transportation expenses may be paid: No Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Screening Required: No Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No
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What to Expect Next
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your current Term Appointment Position – will be reassigned to an Excepted Service – Indefinite Appointment, once it has been processed in the Enterprise Human Capital Management System (EHCM), you will receive a copy of your updated Position Description.
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