Emergency Management Specialist Ii - Logistics Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
May 29, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is a progressive public health leader providing services that promote population health, protect public health and the environment, and ensure residents' equitable access to health services and information.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator, provides critical support to the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) and the overall preparedness, response and recovery efforts of the Fairfax County Health Department through various responsibilities, including, but not limited to logistics management, asset and supply management, and supervision of a logistics assistant. Reviews, revises, implements, and evaluates Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response asset and supply management practices. In addition, serves as the lead for large logistics-related projects and monitors industry best practices to ensure robust Health Department readiness. Manages and acts as the ongoing maintenance coordinator for multiple electronic emergency communications systems used to communicate with department staff and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers. Assists with maintenance of the Health Department Operations Center and its audio/visual and communications systems, physical set-up, operational capabilities, and any necessary enhancements. Maintains working knowledge of redundant communications systems including 800 MHz radios and satellite phones and serves in a backup capacity to the Logistics Assistant for purposes of equipment and systems testing, maintenance, and management. Maintains working knowledge of the department’s cache of emergency equipment and supplies and serves as the primary responsible party for ensuring the inventory management system is kept up to date 24/7/365. Serves as the lead for large logistics-related projects and monitors industry best practices to ensure robust Health Department readiness.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

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.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • CPR required within 60 days of hire.
  • AED required within 60 days of hire.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be required to report to work regardless of the emergency situation (weather, transportation, other disaster).

  • Experience using Incident Command System (ICS) in the response to emergencies.
  • Experience with inventory management software and systems.
  • Experience with warehouse operations, coordinating vehicle maintenance (including CDL Class “B” vehicles) according to established schedules, and maintaining clinical and non-clinical supply levels in a public health setting.
  • Experience with evaluating asset and supply management programs
  • Experience with a variety of logistics-related activities in a public health emergency response organization.
  • Organization and time management skills that reflect an ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive priorities, projects, and deliverables with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic emergency preparedness and response-focused environment, including the necessity for after-hours (evenings and weekends) work during emergency responses, trainings, and exercises.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Incumbent must be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a vehicle. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. 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.

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.