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Preparedness Specialist

72% Flex
Full Remote
Senior (5-10 years)
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United States

Offer summary


5+ years experience in emergency management, public health, public safety, homeland security, or business continuity planning, Excellent oral and written communication skills, research skills, and organizational skills.

Key responsabilities:

  • Conduct emergency management planning, training, exercise, and assessment
  • Technical writing for project work, client interface, and plan coordination
  • Support development of exercises, training, and educate on emergency management practices
  • Deploy to client locations as needed and participate in business development activities
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Job description

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Your missions

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that protects and strengthens communities and businesses? If you are looking for all these opportunities and more, then Witt O’Brien’s is the right fit for you.

Preparedness Specialist – Planning, Training and Exercise - WOB

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team that makes a real difference? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that protects and strengthens communities and businesses? If you are looking for all these opportunities and more, then Witt O’Brien’s is the right fit for you.

Position Summary

We are a growing consulting firm in need of a dynamic emergency management professional to support our Readiness & Resilience Practice.  Our part-time preparedness team is available on an on-call basis to augment our consulting, planning, resilience, and response efforts. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as a capable writer and communicator. These positions are responsible for applying professional and academic knowledge and ability to the public safety and preparedness arena for various clients. Our team must be highly professional and able to handle a broad variety of tasks with a high degree of independence and sound judgment and be able to work with other project team members, frequently in a virtual environment. 

The individuals in these positions fill a high-profile role that impacts on the company as we continue to grow and solidify ourselves as the leader in our industry.  Our readiness and resilience team supports public sector emergency management, public safety, public health, climate resiliency, organizational development, and other governmental consulting across the nation and even globally. We are looking for self-motivated, responsible, and confident leaders with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with stakeholders at every level of the organization. Members of our team have the potential to be deployed on their own and as part of a team for extended periods of time with minimal direct oversight. If this sounds like you, then you have found the right fit in Witt O'Brien's. 

Position Details

  • Reports to:  Deputy Practice Lead or Practice Lead           
  • Location:  Remote (Work from Home), Potential On-site project support
  • Position Type:  On-Call        
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Pay:  Hourly (eligible for OT)
  • Compensation:  Commensurate with experience
  • Travel:  0 – 20% (dependent upon project requirements)

Essential Job Functions

The candidate will perform the following essential functions:

  • Conduct emergency management planning, training, exercising, assessment, and research under the direction of a project manager.
  • Complete technical writing for project work in accordance with contract scope of work.
  • Interface and communicate with clients.
  • Coordinate and assist clients with developing Emergency Operations Plans, Multi-Hazard Functional and Hazard Annexes, Pandemic Plans, Pre-Disaster Recovery Plans, and/or other plan and procedure documents in accordance with Federal and State requirements.
  • Aid in the design, development, facilitation and evaluation of tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises.
  • Support development and delivery of emergency management training, to include custom content and standard FEMA courses.
  • Review and evaluate local, State and Federal laws and regulations as they relate to disaster emergency management program elements.
  • Be familiar with the national standards guidance for preparedness.
  • Deployment to project requirements in support of client needs
  • Participate in business development activities, including writing white papers and proposals, and attending conferences and trade shows.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • 5+ years in experience in emergency management, public health, public safety, homeland security, and/or business continuity planning and operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and/or on a team.
  • Ability to work in a remote environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional research skills
  • Comfortable interacting with Clients
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and experienced in organizing, managing and sharing information.
  • Able to multi-task, manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Exhibits initiative, positive attitude and motivation.
  • Excellent phone and interpersonal skills (clients, colleagues, vendors).
  • Proficient computer skills: (including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint; Adobe Acrobat Professional; and the ability to learn new products as needed).

Preferred Job Requirements

  • BS/BA or higher degree in related field, including but not limited to emergency management, urban planning, political science, public administration, business administration.
  • Certification(s) from professional associations or other recognized institutions
  • Experience with Teams

Work Schedule

  • This is an On-call position in support of awarded projects.
  • May require deployment to client locations in support of project activities.
  • May require irregular/extended work hours.
  • May require extended periods of time working in a computer or desk environment.
  • May have to relocate to emergency site that require functioning under moderate physical and mental stress.

The hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such an interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

Commitment to Diversity

  • Witt O'Brien's is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals with a passion for public safety, emergency management, homeland security, disaster response, and continuity of operations.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled

With you when it counts.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled

With you when it counts.

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Level of experience: Senior (5-10 years)
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Soft Skills

  • Oral Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Organizational Skills
  • Initiative
  • Positive Attitude
  • Motivation
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to Detail

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