Emergency Mgmt Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Family Services (DFS) offers a wide range of community programs and services for Fairfax County residents designed to promote self-sufficiency, to protect the vulnerable, and to provide community education. Under the supervision of the Logistics Director, serves as the DFS Emergency Response, Safety and Security Coordinator. Develops, maintains and updates building and agency Emergency Action Plans. Plans and oversees emergency drills for multiple Health and Human Services co-located facilities. Coordinates with DFS staff, county security, Risk Management and other Health and Human Services agencies concerning building security issues. Identifies and coordinates safety and security trainings for DFS staff. Interfaces with the Office of Emergency Management and all internal and external partners on Emergency Support Function #6 - Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services (ESF-6) activities and serves as the Community Services Recovery Support Function Branch Director responsible for coordinating local efforts with state and federal recovery programs to sustain the community’s social and human services operations during disaster recovery. Maintains and updates the DFS Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Serves on an on-call roster and is expected to fulfill a management role during emergency responses.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, 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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Preferred candidate will have extensive experience in and understanding of emergency preparedness and response and emergency management.
  • Experience in the development, review, revision, maintenance, and operationalization of emergency plans and supporting documents.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple priorities and time sensitive projects and deliverables with excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic, emergency preparedness and response-focused environment. Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other recognized standards and best practices in emergency management.

Job requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a motor vehicle; ability to access locations not accessible via public transportation Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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