Army Installation Management Command Emergency Services Officer in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington

Job Overview

Job Overview

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:This position is within the US Army IMCOM, Directorate of Emergency Services at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is located in Tacoma, WA, the southern Puget Sound Region of Western Washington. The installation is less than an hour from Seattle and SeaTac International Airport. The majestic Mount Rainier, Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean beaches are favorite summer and weekend destinations. Nearby Tacoma, a city of over 200,000, has wonderful restaurants and shopping centers. Downtown Tacoma has several attractions to include History, Art and Glass Museums, and wonderful café-type eateries. Also located in nearby areas are several local colleges and universities for continuing education, to include University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, St. Martins College, and Evergreen State College.

Who May Apply:Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
  • Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement
  • Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP)
  • Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
  • Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473
  • Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position
  • Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721
  • Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement
  • Eligible for Persons with Disabilities

Serve as Deputy Director for Emergency Services. Responsible for management of law enforcement, protection, and fire and emergency services encompassing a variety of sensitive and critical installation-wide programs directly affecting the life, health, and safety of all joint base assigned personnel, civilian employees, students, family members, retirees, and visitors. Responsible for oversight of emergency services per the Common Levels of Support (CLS) system, including the following Service Support Programs (SSPs): 1. Provide force protection and antiterrorism program management services 2. Provide law enforcement services 3. Provide emergency response services and incident management team support to installation operations 4. Provide physical security services 5. Provide access control services to installation/installation facilities; and 6. Provide criminal intelligence and analysis services. As Deputy Director also responsible to: 1. Provide emergency response services for structural fires and aircraft rescue firefighting; and 2. emergency medical response services. Oversight includes Army and Air Force uniformed and civilian elements.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Temporary duty travel away from the office is occasional - 5% to attend meetings or training.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations, and availability of funding.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Oversight for program management of services associated with emergency services such as Fire Prevention, Security, or Police. Oversee personnel administrative management; and participate in budget preparation for emergency services programs/projects. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-13).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

  • Skill in Program Management of Law Enforcement
  • Skill in Program Management of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Skill in Program Management of Physical Security and AT/FP
  • Knowledge of Budget Management
  • Ability to Supervise

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower GS-13 grade (or equivalent).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • One-year supervisory probationary period required.
  • This position requires Financial Management Certification, Level 1. The position is designated as such in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Public Law 112-81, Subtitle F-Financial Management section 1051, amending 10 United States Code, section 1599d. The employee of this position is required to comply with all Department of Defense and Department of the Army requirements of this certification program. This certification requirement is a condition of employment for this position. Failure to obtain this certification within the required time may subject the employee to adverse action.
  • This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position. This is a testing designated position. The employee is required to sign DA Form 5019-R (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program). Therefore, the employee must pass a drug screening prior to hiring and will be subject to random drug testing on an unannounced basis.
  • This position requires the employee must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET Security Clearance.
Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • This position is a Career Program (CP29).
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31

Salary: $109,500 to $142,352 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: WTEU170982971979684

Control number: 474439000