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ADMINISTRATOR II *Posting Extended*

Preparedness Specialist

Recruitment #20-002587-0047

Introduction

Our mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manage consequences through collaborative work with Maryland's communities and partners. 

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.  

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 managers support MEMA’s mission by administering projects and programs which ultimately enhance preparedness for all Marylanders.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue Saint 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 and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan.

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 preparedness planning is a critical part of MEMA's mission and the successful execution of the Agency's Center for Preparedness Excellence.

This position reports to the Preparedness Branch Manager. This position supports all efforts related to emergency preparedness planning, including supporting MEMA' s activities in the National Capital Region (NCR) by serving on working groups and representing the Agency as a Preparedness Specialist, and supporting MEMA's statewide activities, including developing , promoting, and implementing assigned plans, documents , and other materials related to the Maryland Emergency Management System. The position will support Agency programs, projects, and activities related to the overall Agency mission, and may be tasked to support other related Agency programs, projects, and activities, as assigned by the Preparedness Branch Manager, Consequence Management Director, Deputy Executive Director and/or Agency Executive Director. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong technical, presentation, planning, and leadership skills.

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

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as a member of the Planning Unit, including conducting consequence management planning and planning activities for the Prevention, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas
  • Serve as a support for Agency training and exercise activities, including the assistance of the delivery of training courses, exercises, and other preparedness readiness activities
  • Support the Agency’s activities in the National Capital Region (NCR), including serving as the State’s representative on one or more working groups as a Preparedness Specialist
  • Support the Agency’s statewide activities, including developing, promoting, and implementing assigned plans, documents, and other materials related to the Maryland Emergency Management System
  • Support MEMA’s strategic goals and objectives for emergency management
  • Support Maryland’s strategic goals and objectives for homeland security
  • Support and participate in Consequence Management Directorate and overall Agency initiatives and programs
  • Emergency and disaster prevention, response, and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by agency Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Directors, or Consequence Management 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 general 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • 1 year of experience in emergency management all-hazards contingency planning including plan writing/development and implementing the planning processing

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.

  • 1 year of experience serving as the planning team leader for complex interagency planning initiatives
  • Certifications:
    • Maryland Planners Course Certification or equivalent State planning course certification
    • DHS Basic National Planners Course Certification 
    • DHS Planning Team Leader Course Certification
    • DHS National Planners Course Train-the-Trainer Certification 
  • 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.

    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.  You may need to disable your browser's pop-up blocker to be able to upload documents.

    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 or send resumes.  All information must be included on the application to be considered.

    The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:      
    MEMA - HR 
    ATTN: Kristi Metzger 
    5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive 
    Reisterstown, MD 21136 

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

    Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. 

    MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.