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Technological Hazards Preparedness Specialist

Recruitment #21-002587-0023

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 engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient. 

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue St Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis. 

 

 

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 engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient.  The Preparedness Branch – Planning Unit 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 Supervisor of the Planning Unit.

 

 

This position serves the State of Maryland, its State Agencies, and local jurisdictions in the following area:

·         Serve as the Technological Hazards Preparedness Specialist to the Preparedness Branch;

·         Serve as the State Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Coordinator;

·         Serve as the coordinator for preparedness of pipelines, transmission infrastructure, and terminals.

·         Serve as the coordinator for preparedness of dams and flood control infrastructure.

·         Develop hazard specific annexes and planning products for other technological hazards.

·         Provide technical assistance for preparedness of technological hazards to State departments/agencies and local jurisdictions.

·         Support the Planning Unit with the development, revision, and maintenance of consequence management plans and planning products.

·         Supports the development and delivery of training and exercises; and

·         Support regional projects, initiatives, and activities in the National Capital Region (NCR).

 

 

The position will also support Agency programs, projects, and activities related to the overall Agency mission, and may be tasked to support other duties as assigned by the Manager of the Preparedness Branch.

 

 

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, managerial, supervisory, and leadership skills, as well as strong technical and presentation skills.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are no limited to:

  • Serve as a Technological Hazards Preparedness Specialist
  • Serve as the State REP (Radiological Emergency Preparedness) Coordinator
  • Serve as the coordinator for preparedness of pipelines, transmission infrastructure, and terminals
  • Serve as the coordinator for preparedness of dams and flood control infrastructure
  • Develop hazard specific annexes for technological hazards
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Planning assistance
  • Training & Exercise support
  • Preparedness Branch support
  • Support the Agency’s activities in the National Capital Region (NCR)
  • 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.

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.

  • One (1) year experience in the coordination and execution of program management activities for a Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program 
  • One (1) year experience coordinating and managing the preparedness planning for technological hazards and critical infrastructure or key resources sites
  • One (1) year experience developing and hosting training and exercise programs

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 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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