Assistant Coordinator Of Technical Services (emergency Mgmt. Specialist Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Apr 01, 2023
Apr 15, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Under the general direction of the deputy coordinator for mission support, provides operational support to the emergency management program for Fairfax County government through strategic planning, technical services management, and policy management. Will ensure that appropriate operational procedures for all associated components of the emergency operations center (EOC), alternate emergency operations center (AEOC) and all other agency facilities are developed, updated, and tested on a regular basis. Develops a working relationship with all county agencies to ensure that the functionality of the EOC and AEOC are conducive in allowing each agency to accomplish their assigned tasks both during emergency and non-emergency functions. Ensures that all components necessary for the effective, efficient, and safe utilization of both the EOC and AEOC are in place and operational at all times.

Oversees the technical services division which manages agency-wide emergency management technical capability including specific technology programs, agency facilities, staff IT management, emergency alerting systems, crisis information management software and back-up communication systems. Coordinates with the department of information technology frequently to ensure it systems function properly in the Fairfax County IT infrastructure. This position serves as part of the agency senior leadership team and performs 24/7 on-call duty officer functions on a rotating weekly basis with other DEMS staff.

Position is considered Emergency Service Personnel and required to work in the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activations may require 12 hour or longer shifts which will include evenings, weekends, and holidays. The employee may will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency.

Note: The salary offer for the position will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($79,329.95 to $105,773.41) 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 job description.)
  • Identifies, recommends, and uses technology to enhance emergency planning and response efforts;
  • Represents the department and participates on County-wide taskforces or assigned project teams within related risk and/or emergency management areas;
  • Attends meetings of County staff and regional and county committees and prepares oral and written reports summarizing the meetings and describing existing emergency management procedures, along with recommendations for improvement;
  • Conducts research, prepares, develops, and maintains identified emergency management and procedures as necessary to assure the timely, efficient, and effective response to and recovery from identified emergencies;
  • Analyzes County disaster preparedness and operational response procedures in coordination with appropriate public safety and non-public safety agencies, and recommends improvements in existing emergency management procedures;
  • Liaisons with various internal and external groups including County agencies, public safety officials, neighboring jurisdictions, federal and state agencies business partners and professional associations to evaluate existing security protocols for county personnel assets, facilities and properties, respond to inquiries, advice when there is a need to change security at county facilities, exchange information on product and service innovations and to keep current on trends and developments in the security area;
  • Serves as emergency management staff duty officer on a rotational basis and responds to major fire scenes, weather emergencies, emergency medical scenes, hazardous materials events, and other significant events to provide coordination and liaison between local, state, federal and private sector agencies;
  • Plans and manages multiple agency response initiatives during an emergency;

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.)
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency preparedness and management;
  • Knowledge of County, state, and federal laws/regulations regarding emergency management services and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly;
  • Knowledge of state and municipal government operations;
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with department/agency management, other organizations, County officials, public and private sector organizations, customers, and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

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 college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, law enforcement, emergency management or related field; PLUS
Six years of experience in emergency management and/or emergency services/public safety, to include project and program management.

  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and proficiency of the principles and practices of Emergency Management and knowledge areas including, but not limited to, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command.
  • System (ICS), National Response Framework (NRF), Hazard Mitigation, Recovery operations and others.
  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and proficiency of how to Strengthen our comprehensive countywide emergency management capabilities by strategically planning and build capabilities in the EOC and in our partner organizations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact and collaborate with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Skill in oral and written communication and collaboration.
  • Proficiency in the use of information technology tools applicable to the field of emergency management and modern office productivity software for communicating (email), planning, scheduling, spreadsheets, and word processing.

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 200 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 700 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 800 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 300 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 400 (Required within 12 months)
  • FEMA Professional Development Series Certificate (On-line classes) - Within 12 months

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services registry and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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, walk over rough terrain on occasion, and fully 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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