Emergency Management Specialist II (Technical Specialist)

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Full Time
Provides technical and logistical support with a focus on maintaining the daily operation of a Crisis Information Management software program, Public Alert & Warning software program and inventory control.

Primary job responsibilities include administering emergency management specific technology systems and processes such as, WebEOC and Everbridge platforms. Other duties:
  • Coordinates the purchase and support of mobile technology, radios, satellite phones, information technology systems and audio/visual systems with the Department of Information Technology.
  • Ensures the operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center, Alternate Emergency Operations Center and all associated facilities that support Fairfax County.
  • Develops and coordinates operational policies for the Emergency Operations Center and participates in National Capital Region discussions on Emergency Management operations.
  • As the logistics inventory control manager, ensures the coordination of supporting activities within the Office of Emergency Management in both the EOC and AEOC locations.
  • Tracks all equipment assigned to the Office of Emergency Management and complies with appropriate auditing requirements.
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment regarding a broad range of responsibilities including: creative problem solving to technical issues, suggesting new technical solutions to existing processes and interacting with local and regional partners.
This is an essential position. As an essential member of an emergency response organization, during an emergency activation, employee may be required to work irregular hours, work mandatory overtime, work at a location other than the official duty station, support the department on a 24/7 basis and perform duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Required to work nights, weekends and be available for emergency activations. Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activations my require 12 hour or longer shifts which could include evenings, weekends and holidays. Illustrative Duties
  • 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.
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 and a safe driving record. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. The appointee will be required to complete Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Professional Series within 12 months of employment, FEMA's Advanced Professional Series with 24 months of employment. Must complete NIMS (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 classes with six months of employment.

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 with or without accommodations. All duties accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Experience administering WebEOC and Everbridge or similar software platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience and proficiency conveying Emergency Management business requirements to information technology partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in the Incident Command System and Emergency Management practices.
  • Knowledge of mobile phones, tablets, satellite phones and audio/visual technology.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Panel interview. The interview process may include an assessment of relevant skills, including written communication.

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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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