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Emergency Response Consultant (ERC) – On-Call/Network - WOB

72% Flex
Full Remote
Senior (5-10 years)
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5+ years emergency response experience, HAZWOPER and ICS certifications.

Key responsabilities:

  • Provide spill response services 24/7
  • Stay updated on local response practices
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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.

Position Summary

Our networkers have a wide variety of experiences and knowledge within the Emergency Management Field. We provide 24/7 response services to clients, including training, exercise facilitation, and response management. Networkers on staff are available on an on-call basis to augment our consulting, planning, and response efforts. Networkers are activated and paid to respond to our clients planned and unplanned events.

The ideal candidate will have documented experience and training in emergency management. We are looking for team members who are trained to use the Incident Command System (ICS), familiar with response management practices, and able to maintain a high state of readiness in the event of an emergency. Our team members are called upon to fill the Incident or Spill Management Team roles during our clients’ emergencies. Being a networker requires executive presence with strong verbal and written communication skills.

We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and confident individual with a commitment to integrity and the ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with minimal supervision. Networkers 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: Response Manager       

  • Location:  Remote

  • Position Type:  Consultant / On-Call Employee     

  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

  • Pay:  Hourly

  • Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

  • Travel:  75%

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide 24/7 spill response services to clients during their unplanned events by filling ICS positions as required.

  • Provide onsite and/or remote support to clients during their training events (HAZWOPER, ICS, QI, Spill Prevention Control, Countermeasure (SPCC), etc.) and tabletop exercises.

  • Maintain a personal and professional high state of readiness and training to support clients.

  • Stay abreast of current affairs and practices in the local response community.

  • Be alert and aware at all times and anticipate clients’ needs.

  • Constantly seek new business opportunities for the Company

Minimum Job Requirements
  • 5 plus years of experience in the field of emergency response such as civil unrest, man-made disasters, natural disasters, chemical spills, vessel casualties, oil spills or releases of hazardous materials or equivalent experience

  • Current Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification appropriate for your ICS role, training, and experience (40-hr, 24-hr, or 8-hr)

  • Current certifications in Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, and 300 & IS 700 and 800

  • Must be highly independent, capable of making decisions in a highly charged and dynamic environment, and skilled in team building and consensus building

  • Must have basic computer skills, including using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Maintains a personal high state of readiness and professional training

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to remain calm under stressful situations

  • Possess a valid State issued driver's license, and a satisfactory driving record

Preferred Job Requirements
  • Qualified and experience as an ICS Command or General Staff Team Member

  • Familiar with the preparation, activation, and demobilization of Incident Command Posts and/or Emergency Operations Centers

  • Familiar with National, Regional, Local Contingency Plans, priorities, and processes

  • Ability to speak and write in other languages is a plus, particularly those that are helpful in the marine community, such as Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Greek, Tagalog, etc.

  • Experience using virtual platforms/applications (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Goto Meetings, Webex, etc.)

  • ICS-339, 400, 449, and ICS role specific courses

  • Current Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and/or Basic Offshore Induction and Safety Training certifications

  • Oil Spill Management Workshop such as International Maritime Organization (IMO) Level 3 or equivalent

  • Hold a current TSA Transportation Worker Identification Card

Work Schedule
  • May require deployment within 8 hours of notification

  • May require irregular/extended work hours

  • May require extended periods of time working at a computer or desk environment

  • May have to relocate to emergency site that require functioning under moderate physical and mental stress

  • May require travel to areas damaged by disaster

  • Deployments will require networkers to make travel and lodging arrangements which will be reimbursed on a regular basis.

Job Description Disclaimer

This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job.  It recognizes that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

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

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

  • Confidence
  • Consensus Building
  • Executive Presence
  • Team Building
  • Excellent Communication
  • Proactive Mindset
  • Self-Motivation
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Prioritization
  • Collaborative

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