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Reserve Watch Officer

Excalibur Associates, Inc. | Washington, DC 20233

Must possess an active and verifiable Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

This is a part-time/as needed position.

This is not a security guard position.

"Intelligence and/or Disaster Response & Recovery Operations Center experience required [i.e. DHS NOC, FEMA Response Center, or State/County EM Office]"

This position is on contract to U. S. Department of Agriculture located in the Emergency Programs Division, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination (OHSEC), Departmental Management, USDA. OHSEC provides Departmental executive leadership for initiatives pertaining to physical security, emergency programs, personnel and document security, continuity of operations/continuity of government, homeland and security, and operations center support to USDA emergency response and program operations nationwide. The Emergency Programs Division manages the Department’s Emergency Operations Center and provides international, national, and regional situational awareness across the Department including providing and maintaining current information systems technology and national security systems to support USDA crisis management capability and facilitate inter-agency crisis coordination. The primary purpose for the position is to serve as a watch stander in support of the mission to provide international and national situational awareness to keep the Secretary and senior management informed of threats or issues related to the Department mission.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Stands watches in support of the Operation Center’s mission to provide senior USDA staff with international, national and regional situational awareness. Receives and processes emergency notifications and information about other events impacting or affecting USDA operations and programs within the context of the Department’s Emergency Management System (EMS). Recommends actions and procedural changes and refinements in critical program areas.

Reviews and evaluates incoming reports, information, and programs to ensure timely and effective response to incidents and/or developing emergencies in which USDA may be involved. Collects information from other government agency SITREPS and SPOTREPS during emergency situations in order to prepare reports that keep the Secretary informed of threats or issues related the Department mission.

Maintains systems for receipt, analysis, and dissemination of information and data pertaining to incidents, potential and actual emergency situations, and routine information and data which includes intelligence data, USDA operational data (information received for USDA Agencies and Offices), and information from other U.S. Government agencies (i.e., State Department, National Security Council, Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the National Response Center).

Operates the USDA incident/emergency computer and communications network including the Computer Emergency Notification System, MlR3 Messaging system, V-brick IPTV override system, Critical Infrastructure Warning and Information Network, and radiation monitoring systems. Also provides updates to the BePrepared web site.

Reviews and evaluates incoming reports, information, and programs to ensure timely and effective response to incidents or to train and validate responses to a wide variety of scenarios. Participates in exercises, assists in the analysis of results, and provides input to After Action Reports.

Maintains current knowledge and oversight of emergency plans, procedures, and resources of specific program offices as well as their pre-crisis analysis and planning in order to provide assistance to program officials managing crisis situations and to ensure availability of emergency operations resources. Recommends, changes to plans and procedures as appropriate.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Must possess an active and verifiable Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)

  • Knowledge of incident response planning and preparedness operations, considerations, and functions in order to understand and report on factors and problems presented by incidents and threats.
  • "Intelligence and/or Disaster Response & Recovery Operations Center experience required [i.e. DHS NOC, FEMA Response Center, or State/County EM Office]"

Other Factors

This is a national security position. The employee must maintain a TOP SECRET clearance with special access to Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI). Inability to meet this requirement is grounds for dismissal.


The position is considered critical-essential. As such, the employee may be required to return to the assigned duty station outside of normal duty hours to provide support to USDA policy makers, particularly during crisis periods.

Emergency operations experience is desirable.


The employee will work open shifts, which may be day, night, weekends or holidays.

Benefits

Pay range $30 to $35 hour depending on experience.


Job Code: 7E3FDFB50F
Posted On: 11/20/182018-11-20
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Other
Job Status: Part Time
Career Level: Entry Level (<2 years experience)
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 20233


Additional Contact Info

Phone: 2035722053

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