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Air National Guard Units EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST in Des Moines, Iowa



This position is restricted to current Military members of the Air Force, Air Reserve, or Air National Guard willing and eligible to become a member of the Iowa Air National Guard. Please contact a recruiter at (515) 261-8535 to verify military membership eligibility. LOCATION: 132d Wing, Des Moines, Iowa This is an Indefinite May Become Permanent Position.


As a EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, GS-0089-11 your duties are below; Develops, coordinates, obtains approval, and publishes plans and procedures for implementation of wing policies and instructions relating to Emergency Management (EM). Develops, updates, and coordinates the Wing Emergency Management Plan (IEMP) 10-2. Establishes wing emergency management plan objectives, effectively correlating the requirements on interdependent functional areas and provides comprehensive and timely guidance for all units in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs), National Response Framework (NRF), National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), Consequence Management (CM), National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS), and DOD guidance. Ensures EM planning and response actions are included in the wing Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (AT/FP), Medical Contingency Response, Disease Containment Plans, state and local plans (as applicable), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Control Center checklists. Serves as a member of Force Protection and Threat Working Groups. Develops, coordinates, and schedules annual review of Memoranda of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MOA/MOU) and Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA). Conducts wing EM assessments; interprets and analyzes assessment results. Evaluates EM program to ensure compliance with established guidance. Ensures wing Risk/Hazard/EM vulnerability assessments are performed annually. Provides written findings and recommendations on corrective actions to Readiness and Emergency Management to the squadron, group or Wing leadership. Establishes metrics and analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points. Performs unit self-inspections to check policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work and provide comprehensive report with any corrective action taken to leadership. Conducts initial and recurring training programs for EM functional areas. Develops, implements, and conducts wing EM and CBRN related training for first and emergency responders, specialized teams, and wing personnel. Conducts specialized EM training for senior wing leadership (i.e., EOC responsibilities). Develops written examinations and practical demonstrations to measure and assess the knowledge and skill of trained members. Educates and assists unit EM representatives on the EM education and training program. Develops and maintains master lesson plans for instructor-led courses utilizing available instructor guides created by Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Readiness Directorate (AFCEC/CX) tailoring lesson plans to local conditions. Collaborates with on and off-base units and agencies on specific wing EM programs, policies, and procedures. Serves as the wing emergency management liaison with outside agencies at the local, county, and tribal level during emergencies. Assists in performing unit staff assistance visits utilizing checklists and criteria to determine compliance with program specific directives and procedures. Provides findings of staff assistance visits to flight leadership. Adapts accepted techniques for application to plan for emergency response to potential hazards in highly specialized and technical operations. Performs other duties as assigned. D2225000


Conditions of Employment

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires military membership in a compatible military assignment in the Iowa Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of this excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12/02/2020 . FAILURE TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR NOT RECEIVING CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations Section of this Announcement to understand the qualification requirements, and the How to Apply Section for detailed instruction on applying. Military Rank Requirements: Enlisted Members (TSgt and below)

AFSC Compatibility: 3E9X1 Emergency Management Specialist

Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET Security clearance


In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Applicants who do not fully address the minimum/specialized experience needed for the position in their resume will not be referred for consideration. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-0089-11: Must have experience in the following: Knowledge is mandatory of the characteristics and effects of peacetime WMD and wartime conventional and CBRN weapons; detection and identification of CBRN contamination; threat analysis; passive defense measures; principles of contamination control; related technical information, policies, procedures, techniques, and equipment; and EM and contingency planning, training, operations, equipment supply procedures, directives, and policies. Knowledge of emergency management and related directives, policies, regulations, procedures, and methods; and the collaboration and fostering of relationships between Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector, and their response mechanisms and authorities. Experiences involve providing hazardous materials (HAZMAT) responses for unknown or suspect CBRN incidents; or in coordinating actions to ensure prompt response during EM operations including immediate mobilization of resources and participation of agencies and organizations. Experienced in working with EM specialized teams. Experiences include conducting installation EM assessments; interpreting and analyzing assessment results. Skilled in conducting initial and recurring training programs for EM functional areas.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience -

High School Diploma is required with successful completion of courses in algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, typing/keyboarding, computer operations, English grammar and composition, speech, and general science. College academic courses in business management, speech, English grammar, algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, and computer operations are highly preferred. Advanced education must have been obtained in an accredited business, civilian or military technical school, junior college, college or university. Must have successfully completed technical military training school basic EM Apprentice course and the CBRN Responders Course. Completion of the military technical training school (Seven Skill Level) Craftsman EM course is preferred. To receive credit for Education, you must provide college transcripts to support your Educational claims.

Additional Information

This is an Indefinite May Become Permanent Position. In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the indefinite appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status. Under an indefinite appointment, the employment is subject to a 30 day termination notice. SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a secret clearance as required by this position. If the selectee does not possess the applicable security clearance when hired, application must be made within 30 days of the start date. Failure to make application for the required security clearance will result in termination of employment.

Failure to complete NGB prescribed courses at the PEC for new FTS personnel within the first year of employment may be cause for reassignment or termination of FTS.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of a technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be applicable. Please contact your Education Office prior to accepting a position with the Iowa Army National Guard.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application