Community Outreach Liaison Assistant (emergency Mgmt Spec I)

Fairfax, Virginia
$51,805.31 - $86,341.63 Annually
Nov 09, 2019
Nov 22, 2019
Full Time
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Under the supervision of the Community Engagement Manager, this position coordinates emergency preparedness initiatives in the community through liaison activities, preparedness presentations, webinars, articles, and social media. Provides coordination to the Citizen Corps Council members and other partnering organizations in order to leverage resources and encourage collaboration among their members. Provides management and support to resiliency programs such as the Community Resiliency Group (CRG) and the internal volunteer corps. Works internally with staff to ensure inventory and adequate preparedness supplies are available. Collaborates with the Outreach and Disability Integration Liaison in preparedness activities involving the Access and Functional Needs community. Serves as the liaison to the Regional Emergency Support Function 16 committee, provides program management under the Volunteer Initiatives grant and volunteer coordination to the Citizen Corps Council programs. The position will assist in the volunteer function supporting a significant or planned event within the county. This position is funded through Department of Homeland Security grant funds.

Note: Please note that this position is designated as Emergency Operation personnel and may be required to work during emergency situations.

Illustrative Duties

  • Perform ICS position specific or ESF function roles in day to day operations or during EOC activations;
  • Assists in facilitating and convening 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;
  • May prepare and present speeches to civic and community organizations to promote emergency preparedness;
  • Collect and disseminate emergency information through coordination activities with senior emergency management staff;
  • May serve for OEM on assigned local, regional and state committees;
  • Monitor a variety of technology and communications equipment housed in the agency;
  • Prepares routine finding reports;
  • Provides assistance to other staff as needed.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of emergency disaster plans of local, federal and state governments;
  • Basic knowledge of the capabilities of information technology, software and hardware;
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to effectively present materials and findings in oral and written formats;
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate program goals and objectives;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate a variety of emergency management related activities;
  • Ability to prepare user manuals.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public safety, emergency management or related fields.

(Click on the above link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")


  • Valid driver's license;
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 200 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 700 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 800 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 300 (Required within 18 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 400 (Required within 18 months)
  • IS-230.D: Fundamentals of Emergency Management (Required within 12 months)
  • IS-235.B: Emergency Planning (Required within 12 months)

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Public speaking experience.
  • Experience and familiarity with volunteer organizations.
  • Facilitator experience.
  • Experience working in emergency management or public safety
  • Experience in program administration and management
  • Experience in managing state/federal grants
  • Experience in volunteer program management and recruitment and engagement.

Ability 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 a public safety agency. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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