Emergency Management Specialist III (Senior Emergency Planner)

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Full Time

Manages the department's public health emergency planning program, ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines related to preparedness planning. Oversees the development, review, revision, maintenance, and operationalization of the department's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and all supporting documents. Supervises planning staff. Coordinates complex and diverse planning teams comprised of internal and external stakeholders. Coordinates and/or serves on preparedness-related projects as needed. Works closely with the training and exercise program to foster a coordinated cycle of planning, training and exercise development, and corrective action planning. Serves in an on-call capacity on a rotating schedule. Serves in leadership positions on the department's Incident Management Team (IMT) during emergency responses, sometimes requiring after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents, trainings, and exercises. Plays a key role in ensuring that the Health Department and the county are prepared to respond to a wide variety of natural and man-made emergencies, including acts of bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks.

Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, 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 four years of professional work experience in emergency management or public safety.
Valid driver's license;
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer;
  • This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, other disaster);
  • Ability to communicate well with others and lead planning meetings for groups of various sizes, ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer; exchanging accurate information verbally and in writing.
Preferred candidate will have extensive experience in and understanding of public health emergency preparedness and response and emergency management. In-depth knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Response Framework (NRF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities, Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, and other recognized standards and best-practices in public health emergency preparedness and emergency management. Expert-level written communications with demonstrated ability to develop written products, both technical and non-technical, for a wide range of audiences. Extensive experience in the development, review, revision, maintenance, and operationalization of emergency plans and supporting documents, including experience leading diverse, multidisciplinary planning teams. Experience managing a comprehensive planning program. Completion of ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 and FEMA's Professional Development Series. Practical experience using ICS during exercises and real-world emergencies and experience working in an Emergency Operations Center. Experience supervising staff. Experience delivering oral presentations to diverse audiences in formal and informal settings. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving. Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple priorities and time-sensitive projects and deliverables with excellent attention to detail. Flexibility to work in a dynamic, emergency preparedness and response-focused environment.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel; visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; may be required to lift up or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally; may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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