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Risk Analyst (GIS Specialist)

Recruitment #19-002586-0065

Introduction

 

Our mission is to ensure that Maryland families, communities, and key stakeholders are provided the tools they need to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from the consequences of emergency and disaster events.

NOTE: While the position is full-time day-shift under day-to-day conditions, it is subject to an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in accordance with the Consequence Management Operations Plan (CMOP) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis.

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, helping to ensure that all Marylanders are prepared, making Maryland more resilient.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue St Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: Position will be required to work in an emergency/disaster capacity according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Structure (SEOC) and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan (CMOP). This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.  This position requires regular shift work to include work in the evenings and on weekends.

   

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. Emergency management project leads support MEMA’s mission by supporting projects and programs which ultimately enhance preparedness for all Marylanders.   

 

This position primarily reports to the MEMA Risk and Recovery Branch Manager and is responsible for supporting a variety of emergency management projects across a spectrum of subject areas. As an emergency management specialist the individual completes specific components of an overall project and completes tasks assigned by an emergency management project manager and emergency management project lead. This position serves in a support capacity in emergency management programs.

  

This position serves on a team that implements MEMA’s comprehensive incident risk analysis program during consequence management operations, including for response and recovery. The Risk Analyst reports to the Risk and Recovery Manager within the Disaster Risk Reduction Directorate.

  

Hazard and incident risk analysis occurs before, during, and after disasters. This position develops and implements 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.

  

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, presentation, organizational, and writing skills. 

POSITION DUTIES

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

  • Develop and update geographic information systems products related to risk
  • Provide incident analysis during consequence management operations, including for response and recovery
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of the risk for hazards that currently or could affect Maryland
  • Develop products that can be used to inform planning efforts
  • Support the NCR and Baltimore regions with risk analysis and data visualization
  • Serve as a member of project teams
  • Support MEMA’s internal capacity building and workforce development
  • Support Maryland’s strategic goals and objectives for homeland security
  • Emergency and Disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by agency Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your 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.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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 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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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.

Please do not attach resumes.

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

MEMA - HR

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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