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Disaster Response Specialist III

Company: Innovative Emergency Mgmt
Location: San Juan
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:IEM is looking to bring on Full-Time Disaster Response Specialist III (DRSPIII) who will support IEM's State and Local Disaster Response and Recovery Team with its disaster response and recovery efforts, working hand-in-hand with state and local government and private non-profit representatives to guide them through both the response and recovery process.The DRSP III will also work alongside IEM's FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Disaster Recovery Specialists. The DRSP III will develop state and local response and pre- and post-disaster recovery plans and is also expected to have knowledge of the FEMA PA process.The DRSP III will provide project management support for projects under the State and Local Disaster Response and Recovery Division as well as coordinate meetings, develop meeting materials, and facilitate meetings for clients. The DRSP III must possess knowledge of the technical aspects of response and recovery planning and programs and will be expected to exercise independent judgement and provide recommendations to clients within the confines of applicable Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. The DRSP III works closely with Federal, State and local representatives and must be able to clearly communicate all aspects of recovery.Primary Location:Candidates can originate from anywhere in the United States or Puerto RicoOnce hired you will deploy (travel) across Puerto Rico to client sites as neededYou will work remote from home when not deployedAll remote work environments require the ability to maintain minimum Internet speeds of 25 Mbps upload and 3 Mbps download, as well as a ping rate of 100 ms or less during working hours, regardless of the type and number of devices using your Internet connection. You must also have account privileges and access to your Internet service provider account during working hours for the purposes of maintaining the Internet connection, if needed.Travel Requirements:This position will require work to be conducted onsite and may require work on weekends or in excess of 40 hours per week. Travel and other expenses are reimbursable in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.All interested candidates must be willing to work on site for the duration of each disaster assignment. Assignments typically may last up to 12 months with potential for extension.Situational Awareness: During site assessments, conditions may be austere including prolonged exposure to excessive heat and cold, prolonged sun exposure and no electricity, heat or air conditioning. Other potential risks include air quality issues, standing water, mosquitos, snakes, debris and other potential exposuresPhysical Requirements: Site assessments may require extensive walking and standing for long periods of time; working in small spaces, tunnels and ditches; climbing ladders.Essential Functions:Develop state and local response and pre- and post-disaster recovery plans, procedures, checklists, and guidance documentsProvide recovery programmatic assistance to clients and maintain currency of and compliance with applicable state and federal policies, procedures, and guidance documents relating to recoveryServe in a response capacity in a state or local Emergency Operations CenterProvide response and recovery related training to state and local government clientsDevelop Disaster Recovery Frameworks for clients, if needed to include job descriptions and job aidsConduct needs assessment and gap analysis as it relates to response and recovery planning, the client's emergency operations plan, and mitigation planning (where applicable)Facilitate recovery stakeholder meetings to include developing meeting agendas, handouts, and PowerPoint presentationsIdentify potential impacts / implications of policy changes to Federal/State/local programs and provide briefings as requiredConduct meetings and briefings with clientsProvide technical guidance and recommendations to managementDevelop, maintain and implement plans and procedures associated with the effective and efficient delivery of a response and recovery programPerform quality control review procedures over work performed by other Disaster Recovery Specialists and over client-provided documents as requestedIdentify and elevate administrative issues for resolutionMinimum Qualifications:Five (5) years of experience responding to natural, technological, and human-caused disastersExperience with EOC operations at the state and/or local level working in functional ICS positions.Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, emergency management, business administration, or related field. An equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute for a degreeAdvanced level of knowledge of disaster recovery, disaster response, emergency management and associated state/federal legislation with the ability to research and organize dataExperience in planning in a functional ICS role and/or long-term plan development such as drafting Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs).The ability to write reports, conduct analysis, and prepare/conduct briefingsThe ability to assist with the development of and provision of training to support the recovery processAdvanced level ability to use provided document management tools to create, organize, and maintain project documentsAdvanced level knowledge of standard office procedures and advanced computer operations to include a working and functional use (preferred intermediate to advanced) of all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, and Excel as well as smartphone /text usageStrong written and oral communications skills including plan writing and meeting facilitation with team members and local, state, and federal stakeholdersStrong ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team to successfully accomplish objectives under a short deadlineAbility to remain flexible and adapt quickly to changes during assignmentsMust be willing and able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance through an extensive government background check with fingerprintsPreferred Qualifications:Advanced level of experience in FEMA Public Assistance grant program or other FEMA grant programsExperience working in New FEMA PA Delivery ModelAdvanced level understanding of Public Assistance, 428, 404 and 406 Mitigation.Ability to interpret grant policy and procedures and to read and interpret grant guidelines and contractsAdvanced level experience using FEMA, State, and Local grants management workflow software and documentation management systems at either the Federal (preferred FEMA), State, and/or Local Recipient/Subrecipient levelProfessional Registration or Certification including Project ManagementBenefits and more:10 paid holidaysVacation PaySick Pay401 (K) plan with matchingCompany paid STD and LTDWhy Join IEM:We are a woman owned company in Emergency Management that embraces teamwork, collaboration, flexible performance, actionable solutions, and integrity/ethics. Our work touches everyone. We produce results that matter. Results that save lives - join us while we build a safe, secure and resilient world.Our culture:IEM believes in the greater good and it is our commitment to attract those who have excellent technical skills, creative minds and innovative ideas to keep propelling us forward.IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from Human Resources.

Keywords: Innovative Emergency Mgmt, McAllen , Disaster Response Specialist III, Other , San Juan, Texas

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