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Sr. Planner - FEMA (Denver, CO)

American Bureau of Shipping
United States, Virginia, Arlington
1525 Wilson Boulevard (Show on map)
December 03, 2023

The Senior Planner will support FEMA based in Denver, CO.

What You Will Do:

  • Support the development of the Region VIII Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) to the regional All Hazards Plan. The NRIA incident specific Annex will address the FEMA Region VIII role in managing the federal government's response to the effects of a deliberate radiological event or a nuclear attack on a metropolitan area of Region VIII.
  • The Annex will define the coordinating structures specific to a nuclear or radiological hazard. In addition, the Annex will apply to the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) that may be used to deliver core capabilities in support of response and recovery missions following a nuclear/radiological incident.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for contractor teamwork assignments and reporting
  • Ensures deliverables are on schedule, consistent with FEMA doctrine/guidance, and meet Performance Work Statement requirements
  • Assists in the preparation and writing of the scenario, fact sheets, Information Analysis Briefs, plan Courses of Action, Course of Action Decision Brief, and the final plan
  • Assists with planning, preparation, and facilitation of working group sessions
  • Monitors and identifies threats to contract progress and assists FEMA in developing effective remedial action
  • Provides updates on project status, deliverables, and project management

What You Will Need:

Education and Experience

  • 10 years of emergency management experience and 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • State-level or higher emergency management experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with leading a planning team, as the Senior Planner will lead the team through the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. Responsible for leading all aspects of team support to FEMA planning efforts.
  • Documented comprehensive understanding of emergency management response and recovery programs and FEMA's role in coordinating the Federal assistance to support state and local partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the six-step planning process, operational planning within the context of deliberate planning, and emergency management exercise programs and principles.
  • A documented work history demonstrating success at increasing levels of responsibility; project complexity in the areas of disaster response and recovery planning, including supervisory and team leadership positions as well as knowledge of team member roles; and familiarity with the management of government contracts.
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with planning partners or other multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.
  • Must be based in Denver, CO

Reporting Relationships:

  • Employee will report to a Senior-level Manager

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