Emergency Management Program Lead

Position Overview

Under limited supervision, performs Emergency Management job functions as assigned by management.  Typical job responsibilities include providing expertise and guidance in all aspects of Emergency Planning, Preparedness, and Execution, developing and maintaining emergency response teams and communication plans, planning and executing emergency drills, and ensuring compliance to internal and external regulatory requirements.  This position will serve as the primary backup to the Emergency Management Program Manager in all functions.  The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:

Interpret and apply DOE Order 151.1D Comprehensive Emergency Management and DOE Order 151.1A Continuity Programs as well as related guidance, standards and best practices
Provides management with expert guidance to ensure response activities are in place to mitigate incidents and ensure notification protocols are followed.
Represents the Emergency Management Program Manager, as needed, at meetings with site personnel and with off-site agencies.
Develops and maintains a site Continuity of Operations Program compliant with DOE O 151.1A Continuity Programs.
Monitors the Public Warning Siren (PWS) system, Public Address (PA) system, the C-300 meteorological station, and lightning detection system and any issues or repairs.
Oversees and manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and alternate EOC and ensures it is maintained in a state of readiness and equipped to support an emergency event.
Coordinates and conducts training for the EOC cadre to ensure training is current.
Identify and train new EOC cadre to fill open positions.
Serves as the primary EOC Director during an EOC activation.
Completes EOC quarterly inventories.
Assists Public Affairs with maintaining a Joint Information Center (JIC) in a state of readiness and JIC cadre.
Serves as the FRNP EM representative on the McCracken County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Develops and maintains the annual Paducah Site SARA Title III Hazardous Material Facility Emergency Plan.
Coordinates the development and maintenance of Hazards Inventories, Emergency Management Hazards Surveys, Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments (EPHAs), and Emergency Action Levels (EALs).
Coordinates and facilitates monthly site emergency management meetings with DOE and contractors.
Coordinates and facilitates quarterly FRNP emergency response meetings.
Develops and conducts emergency management training modules.
Conducts emergency management program assessments.
Develops and leads the successful and timely implementation of corrective action plans (CAPs) for program issues.
Conducts risks/threat vulnerability studies and impact assessments.
Collaborates with external agencies and third party vendors.
Writes and reviews emergency management reports, plans, presentations, procedures, etc., as applicable, and makes recommendations to senior management as needed.
May provide presentations to senior management and client representatives.
Interfaces with groups inside and outside the organization, senior management, and auditors.
Provides emergency management support, expertise, and representation to site projects.
Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner.
Provides guidance to ensure compliance with company, state and federal safety policies and regulations.
Other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS degree in a closely related field and 9 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Typical experience ranges from 9 - 12 years.

Working knowledge of DOE O 151.1D, Comprehensive Emergency Management System, and

DOE O 150.1A, Continuity Programs, and related Guides

Very knowledgeable of DOE, EPA, OSHA and other applicable, federal, state and local regulations

Experience developing a DOE-compliant emergency management program, including developing and conducting training for emergency responders (EOC, JPIC, or field response) and conducting emergency drills and exercises.

Experience in the preparation of Emergency Management Technical Documents (i.e. Hazards Surveys, EPHAs, and EALs)

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

Strong PC skills including Microsoft software

Extended periods of sitting or standing – potentially up to 9 hours per day

Working Conditions

Work in an office at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities or industrial field environments).  May also work at off-project sites representing the organization at various types of locations throughout the community for business purposes.  Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to perform primary office duties, including heavy computer usage.

In some cases radiological training may be required.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.