Participate in developing, negotiating, and managing agreements, including memorandum
of agreement (MOA) and memorandums of understanding (MOU).
Resolve, or facilitate the resolution of, emergency management issues.
Respond to and participate in facility, site, or local emergency events/exercises and serve
as the Department of Energy presence for emergency activities, exercise or operations.
Recommend the mobilization of Department of Energy emergency response assets, as
Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of emergency plans.
Additional duties and responsibilities specific to the site, facility, operational activities, and/or other
involved organizations shall be contained in the Facility-Specific Qualification Standard(s).
Position-specific duties and responsibilities for Emergency Management personnel are contained in
their Office/Facility-Specific Qualification Standard or Position Description.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
The U. S. Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook establishes
minimum education, training, experience, or other relevant requirements applicable to a particular
occupational series/grade level, as well as alternatives to meeting specified requirements.
The preferred education and experience for Emergency Management personnel is:
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, physical science, or other related
technical discipline; or meet the alternative requirements specified in the Qualification
Standards Handbook for the GS-0800, Professional Engineering Series, the GS-1300
Series, Physical Scientist or GS-0301, Emergency Management Specialist.
Experience: Industrial, military, Federal, State or other directly related background that has
provided specialized experience in emergency management, emergency response,
hazardous materials, industrial safety, regulatory compliance, industrial or facility
operations, and/or quality assurance. Specialized experience can be demonstrated through
possession of the competencies outlined in this Standard.
REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
The competencies contained in this Standard are distinct from those competencies contained in
the General Technical Base Qualification Standard. All Emergency Management personnel must
satisfy the competency requirements of the General Technical Base Qualification Standard prior to
or in parallel with the competency requirements contained in this Standard. Each of the
competency statements defines the level of expected knowledge and or skill that an individual must
posses to meet the intent of this Standard. The supporting knowledge and/or skill statements
further describe the intent of the competency statements.
Note: When regulations, Department of Energy directives, or other industry standards are
referenced in the Qualification Standard, the most recent revision should be used.
[Competencies should represent the minimum technical competencies that a qualified individual in
the subject matter of the standard is required to perform. Generally, competencies do not include