Emergency Management Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Oct 16, 2021
Nov 06, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Emergency Management and Security (DEMS) is seeking an innovative, skillful, resourceful and energetic Technical Specialist to provide technical and logistical support, with a focus on maintaining the daily operation of a Crisis Information Management software program, Public Alert & Warning software program and inventory control.
  • Primary job responsibilities include administering Emergency Management specific technology systems and processes such as, WebEOC, ArcGIS, and Everbridge platforms.
  • This position will coordinate the purchase and support of mobile technology, radios, satellite phones, computers, information technology systems and audio/visual systems with the Department of Information Technology.
  • Ensures the operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center, Alternate Emergency Operations Center and all associated facilities that support the DEMS mission in Fairfax County.
  • Develops and coordinates operational policies for the Emergency Operations Center systems and participates in National Capital Region discussions on Emergency Management technology supporting operations.
  • As the logistics inventory control manager, ensures the coordination of supporting activities within the DEMS in both the EOC and AEOC locations.
  • Tracks all equipment assigned to the DEMS and complies with appropriate auditing requirements.
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment regarding a broad range of responsibilities including: creative problem solving to technical issues, suggesting new technical solutions to existing processes and interacting with local and regional partners.

Note: The position is considered Emergency Personnel and maybe required to work in 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.

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.)
  • 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;
  • Identify and manage budget for program;
  • 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.


Experience administering WebEOC, ArcGIS online, and Everbridge or similar software platforms. Advanced knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience and proficiency conveying Emergency Management business requirements to Information Technology partners. Demonstrated experience in the Incident Command System and Emergency Management practices. Knowledge of mobile phones, tablets, satellite phones and audio/visual technology. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

  • 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


All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check, and driver's license 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, walk over rough terrain on occasion, and fully 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 military status 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.

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