Emergency Management and Preparedness Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Compensation Grade: S22Op
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time
Compensation Grade: S22

Opening Date: August 3, 2018

Closing Date: August 18, 2018Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As the Emergency Management and Preparedness Manager, you are the subject matter expert in all aspects of emergency management (planning, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation). You will help the Airports Authority and community build resiliency and responsiveness through the Emergency Management Preparedness Program.

Emergency Management and Preparedness Manager

Serves in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, in the Headquarters Office.

Personally, or through subordinate staff and consultants, provides strategic vision and direction for the Emergency Management and Preparedness Program, with the ability to lead, inspire and communicate a big vision. Implements all aspects of the Emergency Management and Preparedness Program with support and coordination from the Airports Authority Headquarters Offices, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and the Dulles Toll Road. Builds cross-functional and cross discipline relationships as well as regarded as a credible, collaborative, strategic thinking planner and implementer. Performs related functions.


Serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Operating officer, Vice Presidents and others on emergency management matters regarding the Airports Authority's preparedness.

Ensures that the Airports Authority has a short, medium and long-range emergency management and preparedness strategy which achieves its mission and programming implementation.

Provides leadership and coordinates with and serves as liaison to Federal, state and local public and private sector agencies, airport tenants, and non-governmental organizations on emergency preparedness and emergency management matters for the Airports Authority and may act as the Emergency Management representative during regional incidents, events, or NSSEs.

Represents the Airports Authority as the Emergency Manager at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Regional Emergency Support Function (RESF) 5 Emergency Management Committee.

Maintains constant awareness of conditions, activities, and changing requirements affecting the Airports Authority Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management activities, programs, and operations.

Develops, coordinates, recommends, and reviews policies and procedures for Emergency Preparedness and Disasters for the Airports Authority, ensuring compliance with Federal, state, local and regional laws, regulations, and policies.

Manages the Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Management Program and prioritizes initiatives to ensure readiness and short-, medium-, and long-range strategies.

Manages the development, coordination, implementation, analysis, evaluation and updating of emergency management plans (including emergency, disaster, and business continuity plans) among all Airports Authority Offices using Federal, regional, state, and local emergency planning guidelines.

Serves as liaison to Federal, state, and local agencies, and others in coordination of on- and off-airport assistance centers to assist victims during and after an emergency or disaster.

Develops educational materials and literature on emergency and disaster readiness and develops, supervises, evaluates and conducts training programs, to include the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS)

Directs, coordinates, designs, conducts, and evaluates, in conjunction with Airports Authority's Police Department, the Fire and Rescue Department, and the Airport Operations Departments, tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises and drills, to test and evaluate plans, and to train and rehearse Airports Authority employees, air carriers, tenants, and others in emergency and disaster plans using the Federal Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Serves as Chairperson of the Airports Authority Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Responds during emergencies or events to designated locations. Manages and ensures the readiness of the Airports Authority's EOCs to provide coordinated support and coordination by the Airports authority and/or Airport affected to emergencies and/or events. During emergency activations acts as the EOC Director.

Identifies and seeks Federal funding to support training, equipment, and/or recovery efforts, as appropriate. Assists the Office of Finance in preparing grant applications, related requests for proposals and contracts, and complying with terms of grant awards.

Oversees and provides strategic guidance for the Everbridge Mass Notification System.

Briefs local elected officials, visiting officials, and others regarding the Airports Authority's emergency preparedness and emergency management programs.

Oversees annual work plan budget for the program.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Seven years of progressively responsible experience in emergency preparedness and disaster planning.

Skill in developing and coordinating emergency and disaster response plans, business/ operations continuity plans, recovery plans, hazard mitigation plans and the like.

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply the theories, principles, practices and techniques of DHS's HSEEP to design and develop training programs and materials, exercises and drills, and to coordinate emergency and disaster response plans.

Knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design techniques to supervise the design, delivery, and evaluation of emergency preparedness and emergency management training.

Comprehensive knowledge of NIMS and ICS.

Ability to coordinate emergency preparedness and disaster planning with local, state and Federal emergency management and law enforcement/fire-rescue agencies.

Ability to perform detailed data/information analyses, to assess emergency management plans and training, and an ability to apply results to form strategic recommendations.

Ability to work under pressure, maintain emotional self-control and provide leadership and guidance during emergencies and/or disaster situations.

Knowledge of supervisory principles and ability to manage the operations and programs of the unit/team.

Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information orally and in writing.

Skill in using a computer and modern office suites software.


Experience in emergency management at the management level for a large organization.

Experience with emergency management and disaster planning for an airport or airline.

Certified FEMA or Commonwealth of Virginia ICS Instructor.


A Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or a related field.


A state driver's license in good standing.

Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), or Professional Emergency Manager (PEM) certification through the Virginia Emergency Management Association (VEMA), or a state level certification equivalent to PEM, within 120 days of hire, placement, or promotion into the job.


Operates vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).

May be exposed to high decibel noise, dust, dirt, fumes, and moving vehicles during site inspections. Wears hard hat and other personal protective equipment, as necessary.

Subject to holdover and recall, and may be required to work after hours, on weekends or to assist due to an emergency.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, customer service, team work, and adherence to guidelines, effectiveness and other factors.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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