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Cyber Preparedness Specialist

Recruitment #21-002587-0042

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: 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 for 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. The Preparedness Branch – Cyber Preparedness 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 Cyber Preparedness Unit Supervisor. 

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

 • Serve as a member of the Cyber Preparedness Unit; • Support the Maryland Cyber Defense Initiative stakeholders for consequence management and preparedness.

 • Development, revision, and maintenance of consequence management plans and planning products for cyber disruption, cyber preparedness and cyber security;

 • Conduct and coordinate the delivery of cyber security and cyber preparedness training;

 • Coordinate, develop, and deliver cyber related exercises; 

 • Serve as a Planning Team Leader or a member of a Planning Team;

 • Support the development of consequence management planning projects; 

 • Provide technical assistance for planning to State Agencies and local jurisdictions;

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

 • Support cyber related 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 not limited to:

  • Serve as member of the Cyber Preparedness Unit: This position serves as a member of the Cyber Preparedness Unit conducting program management, consequence management planning/interagency planning, training, exercise, and preparedness activities across the mission areas of prevention, response, and recovery. This position is responsible for the implementation of the State and NCR cyber security preparedness program to assist State departments/agencies and local jurisdiction increase consequence management preparedness for a cyber incident or event. This position is responsible for coordination between MEMA, GOHS, DoIT, and other cyber stakeholders 

  • Provide Cyber Preparedness Technical Assistance: This position provides preparedness technical assistance and support, specific to cyber security/preparedness to State departments/agencies, regional organizations, and local jurisdictions. 
  • Training & Exercise Support: This position supports the Training & Exercise Unit with the development and delivery of training course; the development and delivery of exercises; the facilitation of discussion-based and operations-based exercises.

  • Preparedness Branch Support: This position supports the Prepared Branch, Branch sponsored activities as well as the Branch’s units including the Planning Unit, Training & Exercise Unit, State Continuity Program, and the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit.

  • Support the Agency’s activities in the National Capital Region (NCR): This position supports the NCR including serving as the State’s representative on one or more working groups as a Sr. Preparedness Specialist. Specific duties include representing Agency priorities and interests in regional project development, briefing all activities to Employee’s supervisor, and attending program and project management meetings in the NCR. 

  • Support the Agency’s statewide activities: This position supports Agency activities including developing, promoting, and implementing assigned plans, documents, and other materials related to the Maryland Emergency Management System. This may include, but not be limited to, conducting capability assessments, and developing operational plans. Provide support and assistance for the development and delivery of training and exercise.  

  • 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, as assigned by the Preparedness Branch Manager, Consequence Management Director, Deputy Executive Director, and/or the Executive Director. Support the MEMA Consequence Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Mission Support Directorates as needed.

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

Experience developing and writing emergency management plans.

Experience using the consequence management planning process.

Experience managing multi-discipline stakeholders for solving complex problems.

Experience in the field of emergency management.

Ability to think critically and solve complex problems.

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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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.

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

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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