Assistant Coordinator Of Technical Services (emergency Mgmt. Specialist Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the general direction of the Deputy over Mission Support, this position will provide strategic, administrative, and operational support to the emergency management program for Fairfax County government. Will ensure that appropriate operational procedures for all associated components of the emergency operations center (EOC), alternate emergency operations center (AEOC) joint operations center (JOC) and all other agency facilities are developed, updated, and tested on a regular basis. This position will develop a working relationship with all county agencies, especially DIT to ensure that the functionality of the EOC and AEOC are conducive in allowing each agency to accomplish their assigned tasks both during emergency and non-emergency functions. Will ensure that all components necessary for the effective, efficient, and safe utilization of both the EOC and AEOC are in place and operational at all times. This position will oversee the technical services division which manages agency-wide emergency management technical capability including specific technology programs, agency facilities, staff it management, emergency alerting systems, crisis management software and back-up communication systems. This position serves part of the agency senior leadership team and performs 24/7 on-call duty officer functions on a rotating weekly basis with other OEM staff.

Note: Position considered Emergency Service Personnel and 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.

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 job description.)

  • Identifies, recommends and uses technology to enhance emergency planning and response efforts;
  • Represents the department and participates on County-wide taskforces or assigned project teams within related risk and/or emergency management areas;
  • Attends meetings of County staff and regional and county committees and prepares oral and written reports summarizing the meetings and describing existing emergency management procedures, along with recommendations for improvement;
  • Conducts research, prepares, develops and maintains identified emergency management and procedures as necessary to assure the timely, efficient and effective response to and recovery from identified emergencies;
  • Develops business operational analysis, business continuity, and disaster recovery and incident response plans related to specific risk and/or emergency management needs;
  • Analyzes County disaster preparedness and operational response procedures in coordination with appropriate public safety and non-public safety agencies, and recommends improvements in existing emergency management procedures;
  • Serves as emergency management staff duty officer on a rotational basis and responds to major fire scenes, weather emergencies, emergency medical scenes, hazardous materials events and other significant events to provide coordination and liaison between local, state, federal and private sector agencies;
  • Plans and manages multiple agency response initiatives during an emergency;
  • Plans, coordinates and delivers emergency management outreach programs.

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 County, state, and federal laws/regulations regarding emergency management services and the ability to interpret and apply them correctly;
  • Knowledge of state and municipal government operations;
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with department/agency management, other organizations, County officials, public and private sector organizations, customers and the general public;
  • Ability to develop business continuity and emergency preparedness plans;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

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 college or university with a bachelors degree in business administration, law enforcement, emergency management or related field; PLUS
Six years of experience in emergency management and/or emergency services/public safety, to include project and program management.

  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and proficiency of the principles and practices of Emergency Management and knowledge areas including, but not limited to, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS), National Response Framework (NRF), Hazard Mitigation, Recovery operations and others.
  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and proficiency of how to Strengthen our comprehensive countywide emergency management capabilities by strategically planning and build capabilities in the EOC and in our partner organizations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact and collaborate with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
  • Ability to facilitate after-action-reviews, assist participants in refining root causes, and develop corrective action plans.
  • Skill in oral and written communication and collaboration.
  • Experience in emergency management in a large organization requiring coordination and planning between multiple local, state, and Federal emergency management and law enforcement/fire-rescue entities.
  • Proficiency in the use of information technology tools applicable to the field of emergency management and modern office productivity software for communicating (email), planning, scheduling, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • Experience reviewing Federal and State emergency management statutes, rules and policies and assuring local planning products and initiatives align.
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 200 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 700 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 800 (Required within 3 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 300 (Required within 12 months)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 400 (Required within 12 months)
  • FEMA Professional Development Series Certificate (On-line classes) - Within 12 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, child protective services registry 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 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 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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