Arlington, Virginia
$57,969.60 - $105,809.60 Annually
Jan 07, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
The Arlington County Department of Public Safety Communication and Emergency Management (DPSCEM) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Emergency Management Specialist II. DPSCEM is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the County's response to and recovery from significant events and emergencies that impact the County.

Under the general direction of the Emergency Preparedness Manager, this position is responsible for implementing a broad portfolio of emergency management projects within the Preparedness Group. The Emergency Management Specialist II will contribute to and manage components of a variety of local and regional emergency preparedness initiatives, including developing planning documents, delivering trainings, and conducting exercises.

Specific duties include:

  • Writing and maintaining emergency management-related plans, checklists, and standard operating procedures.
  • Developing and delivering identified trainings and exercises to support planning initiatives and operational activities.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to support emergency management activities, including facilitating a wide variety of meetings.
  • Representing Arlington County on local and regional workgroups.
  • Monitoring and documenting compliance with local, state, and federal statutes.
  • Conducting a wide range of research on emergency management best practices and incorporating into projects, as applicable.
  • Performing Incident Command System General Staff functions during an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation, in accordance with DPSCEM policies and procedures.
  • Serving as emergency management staff duty officer on a rotational basis, which may include but is not limited to responding to major fire scenes, weather emergencies, emergency medical scenes, hazardous materials events and other significant events to coordinate and liaise between local, state, federal and private sector agencies.
The ideal candidate will be proficient in emergency management principles, theories, and practices with a deep knowledge of emergency disaster laws, regulations and plans related to local, federal, and state governments. An ability to efficiently plan and execute projects, work with a team, and work independently is required. Excellent communication, technical writing, and organizational skills are essential.

Selection Criteria
Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety Public Administration, or a related field.
  • Two years of experience in program administration and/or management that includes experience developing plans, training, and exercises in the emergency management field.
  • Completion of the following National Incident Management System and Incident Command System courses: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
Substitution: Additional professional level emergency management experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. A graduate degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or a related field may be substituted for two years of work experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with two or more of the following:

  • Master's degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or related field.
  • Minimum (4) four years of emergency management experience that demonstrates thorough familiarity with all-hazards emergency management.
  • Completion of ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses (must be completed within six months of hire)
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • Proficiency with WebEOC
  • Virginia Professional Emergency Manager (PEM), International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)

Special Requirements
This position is expected to fill roles in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during activations. EOC staff work twelve (12) hour shifts and may be day or night work, holidays and/or weekends as necessary.

The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of resident. The applicants must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.?

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