The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.
The Human Resources Group, Occupational Health, Environmental, and Safety Services Office is seeking an Emergency Management Professional to support the mission by developing and implementing emergency management standards and regulations to ensure a prepared and trained workforce and an efficient appropriate coordination of response to events and emergencies.
Description of Position
An Emergency Management Specialist's responsibilities include:
- Participate in developing Emergency Management policy, including the emergency operations plan and evacuation plans for all Agency locations.
- Develop plans and operating procedures specific to the work environment that will assist emergency response personnel (police, fire fighters, paramedics, public works) in the mitigation of
both manmade and natural disasters.
- Prepare training materials, briefings, and other communication material to educate the workforce on emergency procedures and their responsibilities before, during, and after natural or
- Serve as a NIMS/ICS subject matter expert when the NSA Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is open in support of ongoing emergency response actions.
- Partner with internal organizations to ensure seamless coordination in the development of preparedness plans and response procedures.
- Participate in the development and execution of EM exercises, including, but not limited to writing exercise objectives, developing exercise safety procedures, evaluating participants, and
authoring exercise after-action reports and tracking progress of identified process improvements.
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning and strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is:
- Able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment
- Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments
- Willing to take the initiative
- Willing to be innovative to achieve success
Knowledge and experience in the following are required:
- Comprehensive knowledge of the National Incident Management System and National Response Framework.
- Completion of the following Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command System computer-based training:
- ICS 100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
- ICS 200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS 700 - NIMS, an Introduction
- IS 800 - National Response Framework (NRF), an Introduction
- Working knowledge of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
- Presenting to leadership and large groups about an emergency management topics.
*** The following minimum qualifications are generic. For this specific advertisement: Degree must be in an Emergency Management-related field (e.g., Emergency Management, Public Administration, Public Safety, Safety Management, Fire Protection Engineering); however, a degree in any field is acceptable with either an Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification.**
Relevant experience must be in the emergency management arena. Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) is preferred. Certification as a firefighter/fire officer or police officer by a local accreditation body shall be acceptable in lieu of AEM or CEM.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full time position, Monday-Friday.
How To Apply - External
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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.