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Emergency Management Specialist - FEMA

Emergency Management Specialist - FEMA

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Security Clearance 
Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI)

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Eagle Ray, Inc. is looking for an individual to fill an Emergency Management Specialist position that will ensure  sustainment  and  delivery of an NGA EM Program for all NGA sites. The NGA EM Program includes All Hazards EM, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) and a Test/Training and Exercise Program, supporting and enhancing  NGA threat  mitigation,  preparedness,  response  and  recovery.  The EM program must be inclusive of NGA Key Component  activities, and  be coordinated and synchronized with plans and protocol across the Agency. The EM program comprises overall Agency strategic direction through site level execution. This effort shall provide an integrated internal and external planning and exercise approach to  EM, Mission, and Operational Risk Management as directed or outlined in DoD or NGA policy.


  • Develop, implement, execute and at least semi-annually review and modify a Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) to ensure strategic effectiveness and alignment with Agency policies and governance that deliver and sustain an integrated AT program that complies with all DoD and NGA directed program elements; assign contract resources with metrics toward improving on Annual EM assessments required by DoD and NORTHCOM standards.
  • Develop and implement a multi-year strategic management plan, updated as required, reviewed annually, linked to compliance with DoD and NGA requirements and metrics, in support of AT, EM, Mission Assurance and risk  management.
  • Advise the N2W Program Office to support the development  and  implementation of  site level EM-AT Programs  requirements.
  • Identify all NGA compliance elements within DoD, IC and other applicable government statutes, directives and regulations, and provide insight into government and industry "best practices"/ industry standards governing EM planning. Requirements include:
    • Develop a POA&M assigning contract resources with metrics toward improving  on Annual EM Assessments required by DoD and NORTHCOM standards.
  • Establish and maintain a foundational level EM Program process based on DoD, NGA guidance and government and industry best practices. The foundational program may include an auditing process that spans daily operational status, enterprise management, periodic formal plan audits, and test, training and exercises inclusive of corrective action plans, performance metrics and standard reports. The foundational program must include support and advice to site planners as they develop or maintain site specific emergency operations, and anti-terrorism plans and procedures.
  • Maintain an Agency and advise site level process-oriented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to include a quarterly Current Program Assessment (currently known as the Quarterly Metrics) reflecting individual site status of program strength and plam1ing review and leadership support to EM planning, an Agency aggregate metric, and crisis management organization-focused metrics. Requirements include:
    • Create, maintain and continuously evaluate and improve Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Maintain, update and report periodic metrics as required to the Chief,  EM  and  the COTR. This spans the full range of metrics from internal NGA through National and DoD EM Programs.
    • Assess readiness and response, internal and external compliance, and EM programs at the Agency, Division and site-level.
  • Develop and maintain EM program documentation. Requirements include: (NGAD 3021, Joint Lessons Learned Information System, Memorandums of Understanding(s), forum agendas, meeting minutes, CBRNE project plans, cost estimates, systems installation design and delivery documentation, multi-year exercise schedule and documentation, briefings, metrics, internal reports, issue papers).
  • NGA implementing publications supporting DoD and NGA policy, plans and  procedures.
  • In compliance with agency Records Management planning requirements, develop a file management plan, archiving process and oversight  in coordination  with  Government.
  • Develop or create reports supporting internal and external assessments, briefings and reports including, but not limited to, internal audits, and DoD or NORTHCOM assessments.
  • Develop and maintain position-specific program continuity binders to support seamless EM mission continuity and efficient transition of contractor personnel.
  • Develop an integrated EM Program TT&E Program supporting and validating the foundational level All Hazards EM process (discussed previously), standing plans and procedures; integrated and complementary with the NGA Mission Assurance Program. Requirements include:
    • Maintain a multi-year holistic program schedule, which incorporates sustainment of EM Subject Matter Experts (SME), annual orientations, internal and external test and exercise activities linked to annual testing of primary and back-up infrastructure, annual EM plan(s) exercises and associated documentation.
    • Document the execution and results of the exercise program; identify lessons learned; and develop and monitor a timely and effective corrective action plan through incorporation into plans and procedures for future TT&E validation. This documentation must culminate in an ability to support performance measurement up to and including DoD and NORTHCOM in support of any mandated performance management direction. Support documentation within the NGA approved Lessons Learned Program repository.
  • Develop and maintain NGA EM Plans (updated as required, and reviewed annually per NGA requirements).
  • Develop and maintain NIMS ICS incident action plans according to scenario-specific all hazards emergencies as part of the NGA EM Program, in support of National Preparedness Policy and Scenarios, and/or NGA-specific risk assessments.
  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and improve EM Readiness and provide a means of displaying for NGA relevant EM Readiness Metrics and status. Requirements include, but are not limited to development and maintenance of EM reporting metrics.
  • Support NGA Emergency Operations Center (EOC) locations including conducting facility tours to NGA Leadership and facilitating EOC TT&E requirements.



  • TS/SCI Clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 7-10 years of experience, or equivalent experience within related field.
  • Experience in performing three or more areas of the following:  All-Hazards EP, CBRNE, Crisis Management, Strategic EM, CBRNE or Anti-terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) Planning and Policy, and participation in national or DoD level homeland security EM or Mission Assurance exercises. 
  • Certification from FEMA for Incident Command System (ICS) training (e.g., ICS-100/200/300/400/700/800), Level I Professional Continuity Planner certificate.
  • Physical requirements of EM and AT specialists include but are not limited to:

    • Must be capable of working inside and outside in various weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, etc.).

    • Must be capable of lifting, standing, walking, sitting, climbing, crawling, kneeling, reaching above shoulders,  jumping, and  moving items  up to  50 pounds.

Strongly Desired/Able to Obtain:

  • Industry certification from International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) – if not held, able to achieve, independent of this position, all requirements for certification within 6 months considering IAEM’s required standards of experience and training.
  • Familiarity with CBRNE systems and protocol.

Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity