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Risk Analyst *REPOST*

Recruitment #18-002586-0073


Our mission is to ensure that Marylanders are provided the tools needed to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergencies & disasters. 

NOTE:  These positions may operate on shifts outside of typical work hours.

***REPOST*** - If you have already applied you do not need to reapply for this position.




5401 Rue St Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for MEMA's comprehensive incident risk analysis program during consequence management operations, including for response and recovery. The Risk Analyst reports to the Recovery and Risk Manager within the Risk Reduction and Strategy Directorate. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the agency of State government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery. MEMA works to ensure that all Marylanders are prepared, and to make Maryland more resilient. Hazard and incident risk analysis occurs before, during, and after disasters. This position is responsible for developing and implementing a risk analysis program to inform decision-makers throughout emergency response and recovery. This includes conducting ongoing analysis of risks that are currently or could affect Maryland and publishing products that can be used to inform planning efforts, such as hazard risk profiles and GIS products. Analysts must ensure that risk analysis occurs before, during, and after incidents on a 24/7/365 basis and develop products and situation reports that can be used to inform planning and operational decision making.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide incident analysis during consequence management operations, including for response and recovery
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of the risk for all hazards that currently or could affect Maryland
  • Develop, create, and updated geographic information system products related to risk
  • Develop products that can be used to inform planning efforts
  • Support the NCR and Baltimore Regions by providing analysis and data
  • Support Maryland's strategic goals and objectives for homeland security
  • Support and participate in workgroups, Risk Reduction and Strategy Directorate, and Agency initiatives and programs, and Statewide activities
  • Emergency and disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by Agency Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

  • Education in risk management, geographic information systems, statistics, planning, civil engineering, environmental science, geology, or emergency management.
  • Professional experience in emergency management, risk analysis, intelligence, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of geographic information system mapping.
  • Problem solving, critical thinking, program development, and communication skills.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 


To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:


ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information, please call 410-517-3615.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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