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Working As An Emergency Management Specialist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $74,550

    Average Salary

What Does An Emergency Management Specialist Do At Caci International

* Ability to apply local, state, and federal emergency preparedness rules and regulations.
* Create and maintain complex emergency management guidelines and programs.
* Develop business and government continuity plans.
* Develops technical reports based on expert analysis.
* Analyze and evaluate existing or proposed emergency plans or procedures.
* Participate in complex procedure documentation, program planning, and project design and scheduling.
* Develops and delivers the training programs related to emergency management.
* Oversee and maintain the emergency response facilities and equipment.
* Evaluate all regulatory requirements relating to emergency preparedness including: exercises, drills, inspections and training.
* Document and evaluate emergency response exercises and drills.
* May oversee emergency management scenarios.
* Capable with working with state and local emergency management authorities.
* Expert knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and guidelines issued by DHS, FEMA, EPA, OSHA.
* Provides guidance to lower level employees

What Does An Emergency Management Specialist Do At Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)

* Develops, coordinates, obtains approval, and publishes plans and procedures for implementation of wing policies and instructions relating to Emergency Management (EM).
* Develops, updates, and coordinates the Wing Emergency Management Plan (IEMP) 10
* Establishes wing emergency management plan objectives, effectively correlating the requirements on interdependent functional areas and provides comprehensive and timely guidance for all units in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs), National Response Framework (NRF), National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), Consequence Management (CM), National Incident Management System (NIMS),the Air Force Incident Management System (AFIMS), and DOD guidance.
* Ensures EM planning and response actions are included in the wing Anti
* Terrorism Force Protection (AT/FP), Medical Contingency Response, Disease Containment Plans, state and local plans (as applicable), Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Control Center checklists.
* Serves as a member of Force Protection and Threat Working Groups.
* Develops, coordinates, and schedules annual review of Memoranda of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding (MOA/MOU) and Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA).
* Analyzes, reconciles, compiles and correlates differences in approaches and identifies capability shortfalls and limitations.
* Develops and maintains applicable EOC Quick Reaction Checklists (QRCs) in support of the IEMP 10
* Recommends courses of actions regarding Readiness and Emergency Management within the Wing.
* Conducts wing EM assessments; interprets and analyzes assessment results.
* Evaluates EM program to ensure compliance with established guidance.
* Ensures wing Risk/Hazard/EM vulnerability assessments are performed annually.
* Provides written findings and recommendations on corrective actions to Readiness and Emergency Management to the squadron, group or Wing leadership.
* Establishes metrics and analysis systems to ensure actions are timely and reviewed at critical points.
* Performs unit self-inspections to check policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work and provide comprehensive report with any corrective action taken to leadership.
* Performs follow-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies.
* Determines best course of action from many alternatives and recommends and supports this action to leadership.
* Travel Required
* Not required
* Supervisory status
* No
* Promotion Potential
* Who May Apply
* This job is open to…
* US Citizens and Status Candidates
* Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
* Job family (Series)
* Emergency Management Specialist
* Requirements
* Help
* Requirements
* Conditions of Employment
* Must transfer to RIANG, in the grade of E6
* E7
* Compatible AFSC: 3E9X1
* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

What Does An Emergency Management Specialist Do At Grant Thornton LLP

* Works within and leads a team of auditors/accountants and accounting technicians to conduct day-to day compliance monitoring procedures for the FEMA Public Assistance program.
* Performing compliance testing of requests for reimbursement by Applicants to the FEMA Public Assistance program.
* Performing QA/QC reviews of compliance testing performed by Associates.
* Preparing clear and concise workpapers and deliverables.
* Represent the client to subgrantees at site visits, inspections, and other meetings.
* Interacting with clients, subgrantees, and team members and reporting to project managers.
* Coordinating the resolution of accounting and auditing issues with the client and subgrantees.
* Ensuring that the compliance reviews, related system reviews, and internal control assessments are performed with technical proficiency, in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable professional standards.
* Preparing reports to ensure findings and recommendations are objective, factual and in conformation with overall report-writing procedures and best practices.
* Process improvement, preparation of standard operating procedures, assisting the project manager(s) in administrative duties which could include, but not be limited to: budgeting, reporting, invoicing, and forecasting, and training.
* Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
* Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
* Strong analytical and detail-orientated skills.
* Ability to perform work on multiple projects concurrently.
* Demonstrated ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment.
* Strong leadership skills with the ability to operate independently.
* Highly proficient in MS Office Tools (Word, Excel)
* Business writing skills.
* Technical writing skills.
* Critical thinking skills.
* Problem solving skills.
* Multitasking.
* Leadership skills.
* FEMA Public Assistance, emergency management, or disaster recovery experience (strongly preferred but not required)
* Grants Management training or experience (strongly preferred but not required)
* Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
* Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
* U.S. citizenship may be required.
* Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
* Travel may be required.
* Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
* Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
* Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
* Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
* Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
* Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.
* Grant Thornton LLP is the U
* S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations.
* Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations.
* Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.
* It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities.
* All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

What Does An Emergency Management Specialist Do At Federal Emergency Management Agency

* Implementing and developing response and recovery programs at the Federal, State Tribal, Territorial, or local level(s);
* Leading infrastructure efforts related to transportation operations and developing support relationships with key private sector stakeholders, public-private partnerships, state, tribal, territorial and local leadership in order to implement transportation solutions;
* Managing staff workload and schedules and contractor work covering technical, schedule, cost and all other aspects of contracting duties.
* Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience.
* In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time.
* As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
* Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.
* For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
* Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees:
* To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.
* Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
* Education
* Additional information
* To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy.
* To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for
* Public Trust** clearance as a condition of placement into this position.
* This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (Mythbuster), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
* For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website athttps://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/.
* If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty.
* False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
* DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
* Learn more about E
* Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
* This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
* STAFFORD ACT EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENTS**: Cadre On Call Response Employee (CORE) is an appointment type granted under the Robert T.
* Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 306 (b), which authorizes FEMA to appoint such temporary employees as necessary to accomplish work authorized under the Act.
* Appointments under this authority within FEMA are made to the excepted service and are nonpermanent in nature.
* All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
* Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and austere conditions.
* When activated and deployed, you serve in a federal travel status and are entitled to lodging, transportation and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses in accordance with federal travel regulations.
* If selected for this position you will be required to attend a one week Emergency Manager Orientation in Leesburg, Virginia.
* Travel is at FEMA’s expense and will occur from Sunday to Saturday.
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* How You Will Be Evaluated
* You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
* To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
* If you are qualified, you will be referred to a selection panel for consideration.
* We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
* To preview questions please click here.
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* Background checks and security clearance
* Security clearance
* Public Trust
* Background Investigation
* Required Documents
* Help
* Required Documents
* Your resume

What Does An Emergency Management Specialist Do At NYU Medical Center

* Lead interdisciplinary teams to execute broad-based and integrated programs of emergency management planning, training and exercises
* Develop (author) and promulgate operations-level plans and detailed tactical procedures for emergency response and enterprise resilience
* Build and maintain sustaining professional relationships with staff, managers, departments and facilities across the NYULMC Enterprise
* Work with staff, managers, departments and facilities to test, review and update emergency operations plans, business continuity plans and tactical procedures to ensure their successful implementation
* Support strategic risk reviews with key stakeholders to maintain the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) and the comprehensive all-hazards Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
* On a rotating schedule with other EM
* ER staff, be available on an on-call basis to receive incident notifications and to activate and lead emergency management response activities
* Be available to work off-hours (nights and weekends) as needed during emergencies
* Serve in a key emergency management role during incidents, emergencies and disasters of all types and sizes
* Liaise with emergency management agencies, regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders on matters regarding emergency management
* Collaborate with assigned team members to support these job responsibilities
* Recommend and coordinate procurement of equipment related to emergency management as well as auditing its maintenance

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How To Become An Emergency Management Specialist

Emergency management directors typically need a bachelor’s degree, as well as multiple years of work experience in emergency response, disaster planning, or public administration.


Emergency management directors typically need a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, finance, emergency management, or public health. Some directors working in the private sector in the area of business continuity management may need to have a degree in computer science, information systems administration, or another information technology (IT) field.

Some smaller municipalities or local governments may hire applicants who have just a high school diploma. However, these applicants usually need extensive work experience in emergency management if they are to be hired.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Applicants typically need multiple years of work experience, often with the military, law enforcement, fire safety, or in another emergency management field, before they can be hired as an emergency management director. Previous work experience in these areas enables applicants to make difficult decisions in stressful and time-sensitive situations. Such experience also prepares one to work with various agencies to ensure that proper resources are used to respond to emergencies.

For more information, see the profiles on police and detectives, firefighters, police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, and EMTs and paramedics.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some states require directors to obtain certification within a certain timeframe after being hired in the position.

Many agencies and states offer voluntary certificate programs to help emergency management directors obtain additional skills. Some employers may prefer or even require a Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), or equivalent designation. Emergency management directors can attain the CEM designation through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); the certification must be renewed every 5 years. The CBCP designation is given by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) and must be renewed every 2 years.

Both associations require applicants to complete a certain number of continuing education courses prior to recertification.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Emergency management directors must write out and communicate their emergency preparedness plans to all levels of government, as well as to the public.

Critical-thinking skills. Emergency management directors must anticipate hazards and problems that may arise from an emergency in order to respond effectively.

Decisionmaking skills. Emergency management directors must make timely decisions, often in stressful situations. They must also identify the strengths and weaknesses of all solutions and approaches, as well as the costs and benefits of each action.

Interpersonal skills. Emergency management directors must work with other government agencies, law enforcement and fire officials, and the general public to coordinate emergency responses.

Leadership skills. To ensure effective responses to emergencies, emergency management directors need to organize and train a variety of people.

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Emergency Management Specialist Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Hungarian

  • German

  • Romanian

  • Georgian

  • Dutch

  • Hmong

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Real Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Emergency Management Specialist California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Mar 01, 2011 $120,000
Emergency Management Specialists American Red Cross Washington, DC Mar 10, 2011 $93,226 -
Emergency Management Specialist Rumph & Associates, P.C. Atlanta, GA Jan 12, 2015 $87,219
Emergency Management Specialists Adventist Development & Relief Agency Internationa Silver Spring, MD Jun 01, 2012 $78,197
Emergency Management Specialists Adventist Development & Relief Agency Internationa Silver Spring, MD Jun 13, 2012 $78,197
Emergency Management Specialist Priority Dispatch Corp. Salt Lake City, UT Jun 27, 2008 $67,000
Emergency Management Specialists Care Atlanta, GA Aug 23, 2010 $56,867
Emergency Management Specialist NMS Healthcare of Hyattsville, LLC Hyattsville, MD Mar 01, 2011 $56,618

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Top Emergency Management Specialist Skills

  1. Emergency Management Program
  2. Disaster Response
  3. Procedures
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  • Coordinate, conduct, and implement various projects related to the State Emergency Management program and Earthquake program.
  • Worked as a Logistics Officer when the State of Alaska Operations Center was activated for a disaster response.
  • Conducted extensive research into emerging threat weapon systems tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
  • Provided guidance on contract evaluation and review as per FEMA 322 & 44CFR Part 13.
  • Drafted case summaries for cases involving disaster assistance processing errors, fraud, and criminal misconduct.

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