Access And Functional Needs Integration Liaison (emergency Mgmt Specialist Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
May 16, 2021
May 29, 2021
Full Time
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Assists county partner agencies with emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives. Works with all applicable partners and county agencies in the review and revision of their plans, annexes, policies, trainings, and exercises to ensure compliance with ADA, NIMS, CPG 101, EMAP and related local, state, or federal regulations, as required.

Serves as the Access and Functional Needs Integration Liaison and will support the agency’s Community Engagement activities with a focus on emergency preparedness efforts for persons with access and functional needs and disabilities. Maintains the county’s Functional Needs Registry. In addition, builds partnerships within the disability community to deliver emergency preparedness presentations, webinars, and communicate recommendations to the residents of Fairfax County on emergency preparedness.

Works in the Fairfax County EOC during local emergency activations. The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) activations may require 12 hour or longer shifts which will include evenings, weekends and holidays. The employee may will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation. This position serves as an OEM project manager and member of the OEM staff.

Works u nder the direction of the Lead Emergency Planner for the Office of Emergency Management.

Illustrative Duties

( The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • 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;
  • Performs ICS position specific or ESF function roles in day to day operations or during EOC activations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.) 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.

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.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to extract data, analyze and present
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Proficiency in the use of information technology tools applicable to modern office productivity software

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • 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)
  • FEMA Professional Development Series (on-Line classes) - Within 24 months


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check, and child protective registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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 and participate as required as a civilian member of an emergency response organization. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; 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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