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Deputy State Exercise Officer (POSTING EXTENDED)

Recruitment #19-002587-0074

Introduction

 

Our mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manager consequences through collaborative work with Maryland's communities and partners. 

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis. 

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the agency of State Government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery.  MEMA works to ensure that all Marylanders engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient.  The Preparedness Branch is a critical part of MEMA’s mission and the successful execution of the Agency’s Center for Preparedness Excellence. 

 

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue St Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis.

This position reports to the Training & Exercise Unit Lead and the Manager of the Preparedness Branch. This position serves the State of Maryland, its State Agencies, and local jurisdictions in developing exercise materials and facilitating and delivering discussion-based and operations-based exercises. Although this position will focus on exercise development, it will also require classroom instruction and course curriculum development. This position supports State and local efforts related to statewide training and exercise delivery. The position will also support Agency programs, projects, and activities related to the overall Agency mission, and may be tasked to support other duties as assigned by the Manager of the Preparedness Branch In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, managerial, supervisory, and leadership skills, as well as strong technical and presentation skills.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Deputy State Exercise Officer, including the overseeing of exercise team personnel; the design, development, and execution of both discussion based and operations based exercises; and supporting local jurisdiction and State agency exercise support request. Provide coordination and project management for exercise programs and activities.
  • Training Development and Delivery. This position supports the development of training curriculum and materials. This position deliveries training courses.
  • Exercise Development and Facilitation.  This position leads the development of exercise materials and facilitating and delivering discussion-based and operations-based exercises.
  • Support the Agency’s statewide activities, including developing curriculum and delivering training.
  • Support MEMA’s strategic goals and objectives for emergency management.
  • Support Maryland’s strategic goals and objectives for homeland security.
  • Support and participate in Consequence Management Directorate and overall Agency initiatives and programs.
  • Emergency and disaster prevention, response, and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by agency Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Directors, or Consequence Management personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • 1 year of experience designing, developing, facilitating and executing exercises

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Graduate degree
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training
  • Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) Certification

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide complete and accurate information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:    

     

MEMA - HR

ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information, please call 410-517-3615.

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

 

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.