Outreach and Disability Integration Liaison

4 days left

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ11), VA
Salary
$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Posted
Mar 13, 2017
Closes
Mar 31, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity is available to join Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) team, at Fairfax County to coordinate the agency's emergency preparedness efforts for vulnerable populations during an emergency situation.

Primary functions :
  • Coordinates the county's emergency preparedness efforts for persons with disabilities and functional needs.
  • Encourages preparedness in the community and building partnerships with businesses, nonprofits and faith-based groups by developing emergency preparedness programming.
  • Manages the collaboration and coordination between experts from agency's Planning, Training & Exercise Divisions, internal and external partners to ensure that emergency plans, annexes, exercises and policies include accessibility provisions in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the National Response Framework.
  • Assists the community outreach manager with the preparation and presentation of emergency preparedness programs and initiatives, to include webinars, seminars, lectures, interviews and special events.
Other duties:
  • Facilitates the coordination and communication amongst various internal and external partners to develop emergency preparedness activities focused on vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to identify gaps in services to meet the need of vulnerable populations.
  • Assists with the development of outreach and emergency preparedness material and presentations.
  • Utilizes a variety of social media methods to communicate OEM messaging.
  • Facilitates the integration of access and functional needs and disabled populations to volunteer programs and exercises/drills.
  • Researches issues related to emergency preparedness and planning for vulnerable populations.
  • Works in the Fairfax County Emergency Operation Center (EOC) during local emergency activations.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to civic and community organizations to promote volunteerism;
  • Serves as project manager on diverse, medium-sized county-level emergency management programs;
  • 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;
  • Performs ICS position specific or ESF function roles in day-to-day operations or during EOC activations.

NOTE: This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, other disaster); Due to the nature of the position and the responsibilities associated with the position, the incumbent, at times, will be required to work nights, weekend and be available for emergency activations. Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activations may require 12 hours or longer shifts, which will include evenings, weekends and holidays. 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
  • 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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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 two years of professional work experience in emergency management or public safety.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver's license. The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check and child protective services check.

Certificates:
  • Completion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Professional Development Series (PDS) certification program within the first 12 months of employment;
  • Completion of the following Incident Command Systems (ICS) courses within six months of employment: ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires one 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 requires as a civilian member of an emergency response organization. All duties will be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in state and federal regulations pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and laws covering reasonable accommodations and accessibility factors;
  • Experience with coordinating emergency preparedness efforts for persons with disabilities and access and functional needs;
  • Superior written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills as well as proficiency with social media platforms;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, such as community and building partnerships with businesses, nonprofits and faith-based groups;
  • Experience with managing, implementing, and developing comprehensive outreach programs to the public, preferably in emergency preparedness to the access and functional needs community;
  • Advanced knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Suite applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Panel interview; may include a Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint) exercise.

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.