Emergency Management Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Nov 26, 2022
Dec 17, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Assists regional and county partner agencies with emergency management mitigation, response, preparedness, and recovery initiatives. Will potentially work with and assist all applicable regional partners (50% or more of the time) and county agencies in the review/revision of their plans and procedures to ensure compliance with NIMS, CPG 101, EMAP and related local, state, or federal regulations, as required. Researches best practices, revise, and maintain assigned regional and county emergency planning subcommittee staff. Conducts educational and community outreach efforts as assigned. This position is classified as essential personnel and is expected to serve as a member of an assigned EOC team upon activation, which could include extended hours (12-hour shifts) over multiple days. Works u nder the direction of the Lead Emergency Planner for the Department of Emergency Management and Security.

Note: T he salary offer will be in the minimum to midpoint ($62,693.28 to $83,591.66) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Illustrative Duties

( The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Establishes and maintains liaisons with agency program managers to insure efficient and continued use of volunteers;
  • Prepares and presents speeches to civic and community organizations to promote volunteerism;
  • Serves as project manager on diverse, medium-sized county-level emergency management programs;
  • Regularly facilitates and convenes meetings with county agencies, recommends appropriate courses of emergency action, establishes emergency planning guidelines, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and county emergency management guidance;
  • Conducts independent research, prepares, develops, and manages assigned projects/ programs in a variety of complex emergency management areas;
  • May supervise other employees on a recurring or project basis;
  • Coordinate and work directly with residential and business partners;
  • Developing new relationships, researching and identifying available grant resources;
  • Identify and manage budget for program;
  • Performs ICS position specific or ESF function roles in day-to-day operations or during EOC activations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of emergency disaster plans of local, federal and state governments;
  • Ability to supervise both professional level staff and volunteers effectively;
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate program goals and objectives;
  • Ability to operate emergency communications equipment, computers, wireless devices, etc.;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate a variety of emergency management related activities.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public safety, emergency management or related fields, plus two years of professional work experience in emergency management or public safety.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to extract data, analyze, and present.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Proficiency in the use of information technology tools applicable to modern office productivity software for communicating (email), planning, scheduling, spreadsheets, and word processing.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 200 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 700 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 800 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 300 (Required within 18 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 400 (Required within 18 months)
  • FEMA Professional Development Series Certificate (On-line classes) - Within 24 months

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and driver's record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The position requires individual to be able to lift up to 25 pounds, speak articulately in person and on the telephone, work long periods at a desk and participate as required as a civilian member of an emergency response organization. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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