Thursday, April 20, 2023

Job Opportunity: Critical Infrastructure. Water Emergency Manager.


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Emergency Manager

WSSC Water

Laurel, MD

$107,044 - $163,409 a year - Full-time

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$107,044 - $163,409 a year

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The Emergency Manager helps coordinate WSSC Water’s emergency response activities during Commission-wide emergencies. Serves as an advisor on emergency response and emergency management, continuity of operations planning, training and exercises. Develops and implements strategy, identifies policy needs and drafts appropriate policies, procedures, and/or plans in response to needs.

Essential Functions

  • Establishes policies and procedures that define the work processes of emergency management and evaluates the effectiveness of existing initiatives and systems
  • Prepares long-range work plans and leads planning, design, and completion of projects to support all aspects of the emergency management program

· Advises and supports the Director in developing, testing, and providing training on policies, plans, protocols and programs to manage major emergencies at WSSC Water that involve the · integration and coordination of WSSC Water departments, agencies and other private and nonprofit entities in the deployment of resources and services to prevent, protect, minimize, mitigate and/or restore communities threatened or impacted by major emergencies

  • Revises, updates, and manages the WSSC Water continuity of operations plan and its related preparedness program and makes recommendations for improvement to senior leadership
  • Assists the Director in formulating and presenting policy and operational recommendations for use during emergencies regarding public messaging, continuity of services, multi-departmental coordination and unified command structures and requests for state and federal resources to assist in response or recovery
  • Coordinates and updates the WSSC Water’s Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)
  • Develops, manages, and delivers preparedness and emergency response training classes, exercises and programs for WSSC Water employees and emergency response partners
  • Manages assigned homeland security grant projects
  • Responds and leads emergency management functions at WSSC Water during emergency incidents
  • Staffs local government and municipal emergency operations centers on behalf of WSSC Water
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a Hazard Mitigation Plan, including a periodic hazard identification and vulnerability analysis
  • Assists in administering WSSC Water’s corrective action program and all emergency operations center programs, systems and processes

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work Environment And Physical Demands

Business casual office setting; may require some presence in the field at incident sites.


Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with, advise, and communicate in writing and verbally with senior-level officials
  • Ability to formulate, develop, adopt and implement senior leadership-level policy decisions, documents, policy statements or procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency management principles including a thorough understanding of all elements in the emergency management process: planning, training, exercises, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Thorough knowledge of disaster and emergency response planning
  • Knowledge of emergency and/or crisis communications, both strategic and operational
  • Thorough knowledge of local government emergency operations
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management for local governments and/or development of plans and contingencies for implementing continuity of government
  • Thorough knowledge of continuity of operations planning and related preparedness efforts
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency management training and exercise planning and execution
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, procedures and policies regarding emergency preparedness and response, hazard mitigation plans, including grant applications for new initiatives or reimbursement of expenses incurred for mitigation
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone


Minimum Education, Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8+ years professional experience in emergency management that includes:
  • 3 years’ as a program manager or higher
  • 1-year continuity of operations planning experience
  • Responded to at least one large-scale significant disaster
  • Demonstrable experience advising senior leaders on emergency




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