Arlington, Virginia
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
Management, Trainer
Full Time
Job Title: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND EXERCISE COORDINATOR (LIMITED TERM/GRANT FUNDED) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/26/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $53,560.00 - $97,780.80 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Limited Duration Location: 1400 N. Uhle Street, Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       The Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management (DPSCEM) is currently seeking to fill a limited term, grant-funded Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator to manage the use of the National Capital Region (NCR) Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) training and exercise grant for Arlington County. This position will manage the ongoing readiness and exercise training program of County-wide emergency services personnel ensuring effective communication and response between neighboring jurisdictions and County agencies in an emergency situation.
Specific Duties Include:
  • Planning and conducting Emergency Support Functions and Emergency Operations Center trainings;
  • Developing, administering and evaluating emergency management-related drills on a County-wide basis;
  • Providing on-going exercise and training expertise while consulting key policy and decision-making groups in agencies throughout the National Capital Region to ensure integration of HSPD-8 compliance;
  • Maintaining expert technical knowledge of regional plans, policies and procedures including programmatic areas of the NCR preparedness cycle to ensure the exercise and training drills are applicable, appropriate and feasible (in conjunction with the regional planner);
  • Making recommendations to state exercise and training managers;
  • Completing After Action Reports, documenting and tracking improvement plans and maintaining County's emergency management plan; and
  • Serving as on-call Emergency Management Duty Officer on a rotational basis.
Other duties are performed for this position is associated with response and recovery to disasters and emergencies as may be required by the DPSCEM. The ideal candidate will have excellent or strong written and oral communication and teamwork skills to collaborate with agencies for training purposes.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or related field, plus considerable professional level experience in program administration and/or management which includes experience with emergency management planning and/or experience developing training and exercises in the emergency management field. 

Substitution:  Additional professional level emergency management experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or a related field may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Desirable:  Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Master's degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or related field;
  • Program and grant management experience;
  • Experience preparing and delivering community presentations to a variety of audiences;
  • Familiarity with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Homeland Security Structure or similar regions;
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certification; and/or
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and WebEOC.

 Special Requirements:
  1. The applicant must have taken and successfully passed Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) Incident Command Systems (ICS) 100, 200, 700 and 800 (or current versions). Applicant must complete and pass ICS 300 and 400 within six months of being hired.
  2. The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of resident. The applicant's must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

 Additional Information: Work hours are typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. some evening and weekend hours, including Emergency Operations Center activations, as necessary.

This is a limited term, grant-funded full time position with sick and vacation leave benefits and is dependent upon grant funding.

The official title of this position is Emergency Management Specialist II.

Candidates with a Master's degree in Emergency Management may be hired into this class at the trainee level.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

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