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A resource for finding jobs in the emergency management profession in Washington State

Job Title:

Disaster Recovery Coordinator (Emergency Management Program Specialist 2)

Opening Date/Time:

Fri. 04/23/21 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Sun. 05/09/21 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:

$4,188.00 – $5,494.00 Monthly

Job Type:

Project (limited duration)

Location:

Pierce County – Lakewood, Washington

Department:

Military Department

This position is project and is anticipated to last 24 months and may be extended depending on project funding.  Additionally, this recruitment may be utilized to fill additional vacancies within the Mitigation and Response Section.

Under the supervision of the Human Services Program Supervisor, responsible to provide professional level emergency management coordination support to the Emergency Management Division’s recovery efforts in relation to ongoing presidential disaster declarations with an emphasis on long term recovery activities for the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

Activities include supporting local governments, tribes, and community organizations engaged in recovery efforts due to COVID-19 by implementing the Washington Restoration Framework (WRF), Washington’s disaster recovery coordination tool, and the state’s eight Recovery Support Functions (RSF’s).  The effectiveness of these efforts directly influences the state’s ability to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and minimize the impact on people, property, environment, and economy of Washington State.

To view the complete announcement and information on how to apply, click on the link below.

https://mil.wa.gov/state-job-opportunities

Applicants are required to apply through the State’s Online Recruiting System which can be accessed at:                                                      

www.careers.wa.gov

ADAMS COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Adams County invites applications for an Emergency Management Director. This is a full-time, benefited position located in Othello, WA with a starting monthly salary between $5,394.37 – $5,664.09 DOQ. This position is an at-will, professional management position responsible for the performance, administration, supervision, and day to day operations of the Adams County Emergency Management Department in accordance with the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Plan, Revised Code of Washington, and all applicable Washington Administration Codes. The full position description is available on the County website.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in emergency management, business, public administration, or closely related field, five (5) years of work experience in Emergency Management, a valid Washington State Driver’s License, and effective expression of ideas through oral and written communications. Education and experience requirements may be substituted.

Please visit the “Employment Opportunities” tab on the Adams County website at www.co.adams.wa.us for an application. Applications, resumes, cover letters, and a completed Minimum Qualifications Clarification will be accepted until May 5, 2021 and can be mailed to the Human Resource Department at 210 W. Broadway Ave, Suite 102, Ritzville, WA 99169 or emailed to amaliap@co.adams.wa.us. Adams County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CISA Region 10 External Affairs Specialist

See USA Jobs link: USAJOBS – Job Announcement

In this position, the External Affairs Specialist typical work assignments include:

  • Coordinating with public affairs, public engagement, digital media legislative affairs and strategic communications to plan and execute communications strategies.
  • Interpreting, developing or analyzing policy/program issues related to stakeholder engagement or external affairs in support of accomplishing the critical infrastructure security and resilience mission.
  • Coordinating on conference planning and management, involvement and outreach efforts to Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, academia and other partner groups, as well as, the media.
  • Writing correspondence, memoranda, talking points, web content, brochure copy, external affairs guidance, policies, concepts of operation, standard operating procedures and other documents relevant to communicate CISA activities and operations.
  • Conducting research on initiatives and issues and briefs senior executives on findings of significance related to stakeholder perspectives and concerns, outreach strategies and communication initiatives and proposals.

The posting is for the following regions/cities:

  • Region 2 – New York, NY
  • Region 4 – Atlanta, GA
  • Region 6 – Dallas, TX
  • Region 10 – Seattle, WA

The Region 10 position assignment is for the Regional HQ office in Seattle.  If you know of any qualified candidates that may be interested, please forward them the USA Jobs link.

American Red Cross

Disaster Program Manager-Spokane, WA

Job Description:

At the Red Cross, there is no such thing as a small disaster. In every single case it is our mission to help people affected by disaster meet their emergency needs that include shelter, food, clothing, and health and mental health services. As a paid staff member, you will support our loyal Red Cross disaster volunteers who serve selflessly to provide a bridge of assistance until individuals and families can resume a normal life. Our disaster volunteers are the heart and soul of our mission to respond to emergencies and provide relief to victims of disasters. They serve in a number of capacities, including Disaster Action Team Member, Disaster Assessment, Caseworker, Mass Care Feeding, Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Driver, Shelter Manager/Staff, Disaster Health Services and Disaster Mental Health.

As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!

The American Red Cross Northwest Region is currently seeking a Disaster Program Manager (DPM) to be based in our Spokane, WA Chapter. This is a full-time, salary (exempt) position and you must be willing to work on-call 24/7. A valid driver’s license is required!

Full description and application at https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Spokane-WA/Disaster-Program-Manager_RC42603

FEMA Region 10 External Affairs Division Office of the Regional Administrator

 Job Opportunity:  Public Affairs Specialist – Social Media Specialist      

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Position:         Public Affairs Specialist – Social Media Specialist

Grade:            IC-12              

Series:             1035

Clearance Requirements: Public Trust

This position is located in the Office of the Regional Administrator, External Affairs Division. The incumbent will serve as a public affairs specialist, performing activities associated with strategic messaging for social media partner engagement, social listening and the evaluation and development of communications tactics to support accomplishment of the agency’s mission.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manages regional social media account(s), provides analytical summaries of content performance and provides recommendations around social media strategy and engagement for growth.
  • Develops and implements a social media engagement plan factoring team input.
  • Tailors content to reach target audiences using appropriate platforms.
  • Provides social media listening reports as required during disaster operations to gauge public perception of FEMA mission.
  • Work as part of a team to identify information gaps, rumors and misinformation and potential hot issues related to FEMA and ongoing program and disaster response support.
  • Analyze social media discussion, website analytics and traditional media coverage about FEMA and disaster responses to better understand the needs of the affected community and improve public messaging.
  • Review historical data and research emerging trends to identify opportunities to improve strategic messaging.
  • Coordinates with other FEMA program staff as necessary to develop messaging.
  • Train staff members in other offices and the field on established social media use and listening methodologies, standards and best practices.
  • Coordinates with the national social media team to respond to questions from survivors and stakeholders on FEMA social media.
  • Draft responses to social media inquiries as assigned within a social media management tool. Collaborate with internal partners to obtain the necessary information to ensure survivors and stakeholders are provided with accurate and timely responses.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge of social media platforms, audiences and trends.
  • Strong writing skills that demonstrate an ability to communicate complex information in an accessible and succinct manner.
  • Skill in writing content for social sites (for example: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc) for a government agency, business, or nonprofit agency.

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Understands social media platforms, target audiences, and analytics.
  • Able to compose strong written content and strategies appropriate to specific social media platforms.
  • Able to build partnerships with new organizations to expand FEMA’s reach into new social media audiences.
  • Works well within a team with the ability to communicate effectively in orally and in writing. Experience working with a major brand or federal agency’s social media team.
  • Experience developing strategy and content for social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube.
  • Experience working with a major brand or on a national social media campaign.
  • Knowledge and experience using social media analytics tools similar to Crimson Hexagon, Brandwatch, Synthesio, or Sysomos, as well as knowledge of Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge and experience using a social media aggregator or dashboard management system similar to Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or Sprinklr.
  • Ability to develop and build dashboards from multiple sources of data.
  • Comprehension of communication and public affairs principles, methods and techniques in particular those related with the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of a communications program.
  • Ability to evaluate traditional, web and social media implementation on topics related with promoting agency programs, conveying information, and identifying potentially negative issues.
  • Self-driven and able to operate independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Experience and understanding of major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube.

Certifications Required: No certifications necessary

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Location:  Bothell/Lynnwood, WA

To Be ConsideredInterested candidates should submit a resume summarizing work experience relevant to this position via email with the subject “Public Affairs Specialist – Social Media Specialist” to Ryan Ike at ryan.ike@fema.dhs.gov by Friday March 12, 2021.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is being announced under FEMA’s Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

FEMA Region 10 External Affairs Division

Office of the Regional Administrator

 Job Opportunity:  Public Affairs Specialist – Congressional Affairs Specialist      

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Position:         Congressional Affairs Specialist

Grade:            IC-12              

Series:             1035

Clearance Requirements:    Public Trust

This position is located in the Office of the Regional Administrator, External Affairs Division. This position serves as a Congressional Affairs Specialist performing activities associated with building and maintaining relationships with congressional district staff and members of congress through exceptional customer service, professionalism, and collaboration.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responds to members of congress in writing and orally. Provides staff briefings on ongoing disaster operations, new agency programs and other topics of interest. Builds and facilitates briefings (in person and virtual) for congress, staff, and FEMA senior leadership.
  • Prepares written remarks, edits materials, summarizes complex policy challenges, and provides oral pre-briefings on emerging topics.
  • Responds in writing (formal letters and email) to members of congress and committees regarding constituent concerns.
  • Works with the Office of External Affairs Congressional Affairs staff on major issues.
  • Advises regional External Affairs Director and Regional Administrator on strategies and tactics impacting congressional office.
  • Supports the External Affairs Direct in maintaining relationships with congressional district office staff.
  • Assists in the planning of congressional activities as they relate to congressional stakeholders.
  • Supports the overall objectives of the Regional Administrator to deliver the FEMA mission.
  • Supports and assists in the preparation and participation of Senior Agency officials in congressional briefings, testimony, and field hearings as required.
  • Assists in the scheduling, planning, organizing and coordinating of briefings and information exchange opportunities with congressional
  • Manages the development of agendas, oversees logistical needs and prepares briefing materials.
  • Advises regional leadership and program staff as appropriate in response to congressional office information or briefing requests.
  • Supports regional External Affairs team priorities.
  • Prepares, review or edits written materials for senior FEMA officials on issues of interest for congressional committee and district office staff.
  • Ensures that correspondence/responses are consistent with FEMA policies and position on difficult or complex matters.
  • Represents the Regional Administrator at stakeholder meetings, conferences, consultations and other engagements in order to explain FEMA programs, policies and initiatives and collect input from stakeholders germane to the issues being
  • Provides assistance and confers with management, subject matter experts and other program specialists to ensure responses to inquiries from high level sources, officials and/or other significant interest groups are timely, complete, appropriate and in compliance with executive preferences and
  • Reviews, coordinates, and disseminates emergency management communication strategies, tactics and products to support proactive, cross-audience communications activities designed to create new partners and expand relationships with stakeholders as well as groups that have been traditionally underserved in emergency management, to include African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, rural communities, and the disability community.
  • Develops communications tools and protocols including the ability to reach and maintain regular contact with targeted constituency groups through effective contact management strategies.

 Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Federal government’s relationships among state, tribal, local governments, private sector, and community partners to perform Intergovernmental Affairs and coordination activities.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with elected officials, congress preferred, and their staff.
  • Experience briefing senior officials concisely in writing and orally on key issues.
  • Experience facilitating challenging conversations pertaining to public policy.
  • Experience in working with and communicating to stakeholders/officials in state, tribal, local, and territory governments, private sector entities, associations and/or national-level community organizations.
  • Ability to assess effectiveness of communication efforts and design improvements.
  • Skill in oral communication and ability to present briefings, recommendations and responses on Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior leadership staff to foster understanding of sensitive and/or controversial issues.

 Desired Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for formal correspondence and live interactions with elected officials.
  • Experience working on public policy, legislation or political campaign.
  • Familiarity with Congressional committees.
  • Balances national and regional priorities pertaining to how we support elected officials.
  • Self-driven and able to operate independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage several competing priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • General knowledge of disaster planning and response management in order to provide assistance as requested to senior specialists and to serve in response situations.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies for assessing operational issues and opportunities for process improvement.

Certifications Required: No certifications necessary

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree preferred

Location:  Bothell/Lynnwood, WA

To Be ConsideredInterested candidates should submit a resume summarizing work experience relevant to this position via email with the subject “Congressional Affairs Specialist” to Ryan Ike at Ryan.Ike@fema.dhs.gov by Friday March 12, 2021. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is being announced under FEMA’s Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program.  This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

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.

 EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.