Lead Hazard Mitigation Specialist
|Department||Maryland Emergency Management Agency|
|Date Opened||4/26/2021 12:03:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||5/11/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$47,881 - $62,001/year with potential for growth to $76,432 - DBM Salary Guidelines Apply|
|HR Analyst||Kristi Metzger|
LOCATION OF POSITION
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.
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 Hazard Mitigation Branch Manager and is responsible for supporting a variety of emergency management projects across a spectrum of subject areas. As a hazard mitigation specialist the individual completes specific components of an overall project and completes tasks assigned by Hazard Mitigation Branch Manager. This position serves in a support capacity in emergency management programs.
This position is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating State and local mitigation projects in accordance with applicable guidelines, policies, and regulations. Responsibilities include:
● Coordinating with Maryland local jurisdictions to solicit, review, submit, and monitor hazard mitigation projects throughout the entire grant process to include pre-award, implementation, closeout, and post-award.
● Providing technical assistance and subject matter expertise to develop, maintain, implement, and update local and State hazard mitigation plans
● Compiling and ensuring accuracy of subrecipient quarterly progress reports and any other reporting required by funding sources
● Monitoring grant-funded mitigation projects, including but not limited to, conducting site visits, verifying eligibility of reimbursements, and ensuring subrecipients are in compliance with 2 CFR 200 and all applicable grant program requirements
● Conducting educational outreach to inform stakeholders on mitigation best practices, risk reduction, community preparedness and resiliency, long-term recovery, resources, and funding availability
● Supporting the development of policies and strategies to further mitigation efforts.
● Support the Agency’s statewide activities by participating as Agency representative on internal and external stakeholder workgroups, as directed by supervisor
This position also supports MEMA programs, projects, and activities related to MEMA’s mission, and may be tasked to support other related MEMA programs, projects, activities, and duties as assigned.
This position is tied to federal grant funding and will primarily work on federal disaster declarations and non-disaster programs.
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, presentation, organizational, and writing skills.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate with Maryland local jurisdictions to solicit, review, submit, and monitor hazard mitigation projects throughout the entire grant process to include pre-award, implementation, closeout, and post-award
- Support the Agency’s statewide activities by participating as Agency representative on internal and external stakeholder workgroups
- 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
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.
Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
- One year of experience assisting external partners or clients with developing grant applications.
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.
- Relevant certifications, including Certified Floodplain Manager or Certified Emergency Manager.
- Previous experience participating in coordinating inter-agency and intra-department meetings, initiatives, and other activities, as well as identifying public, private, and non-profit partnerships.