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Hazard Mitigation Specialist

Recruitment #20-002711-0003

Introduction

 

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

NOTE: Position will be required to work in an emergency/disaster capacity according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Structure (SEOC) and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan (CMOP). This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.  

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. 

GRADE

13

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue St Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: Position will be required to work in an emergency/disaster capacity according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Structure (SEOC) and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan (CMOP). This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is an 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 are prepared, and to make Maryland more resilient. Emergency management project leads support MEMA's mission by supporting projects and programs which ultimately enhance preparedness for all Marylanders.

This position primarily reports to the MEMA Hazard Mitigation Branch Manager and is responsible for supporting a variety of emergency management projects across a spectrum of subject areas. As a hazard mitigation specialist the individual completes specific components of an overall project and completes tasks assigned by Hazard Mitigation Branch Manager. This position serves in a support capacity in emergency management programs.

This position is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating State and local mitigation projects in accordance with applicable guidelines, policies, and regulations. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with Maryland local jurisdictions to solicit, review, submit, and monitor hazard mitigation projects throughout the entire grant process to include pre-award, implementation, closeout, and post-award.
  • Providing technical assistance and subject matter expertise to develop, maintain, implement, and update local and State hazard mitigation plans.
  • Compiling and ensuring accuracy of subrecipient quarterly progress reports and any other reporting required by funding sources.
  • Monitoring grant-funded mitigation projects, including but not limited to, conducting site visits, verifying eligibility of reimbursements, and ensuring subrecipients are in compliance with 2 CFR 200 and all applicable grant program requirements.
  • Conducting educational outreach to inform stakeholders on mitigation best practices, risk reduction, community preparedness and resiliency, long-term recovery, resources, and funding availability.
  • Supporting the development of policies and strategies to further mitigation efforts.

This position also supports MEMA programs, projects, and activities related to MEMA's mission, and may be tasked to support other related MEMA programs, projects, activities, and duties as assigned.

This position is tied to federal grant funding and will primarily work on federal disaster declarations and non-disaster programs.

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, presentation, organizational, and writing skills.

POSITION DUTIES

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

  • Coordinate with Maryland local jurisdictions to solicit, review, submit, and monitor hazard mitigation projects throughout the entire grant process to include pre-award, implementation, closeout, and post-award
  • Serve as a member of project teams
  • Support MEMA’s internal capacity building and workforce development
  • Support Maryland’s strategic goals and objectives for homeland security
  • Emergency and Disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by agency Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One year experience in administrative or professional work.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

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.

  • Previous experience assisting external stakeholders with developing grant applications.
  • Previous experience participating in coordinating inter-agency and intra-department meetings, initiatives, and other activities, as well as identifying public, private, and non-profit partnerships.
  • Relevant certifications, including Certified Floodplain Manager or Certified Emergency Manager.

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient 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 this date. Successful candidates will be  placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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.

Please do not attach resumes.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

MEMA - HR

ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

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

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.

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