Energy Department seeks two emergency-management specialists

The U.S. Department of Energy's Emergency Management Department has two openings for emergency management specialists at its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico. | Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S Department of Energy's Emergency Management Department is looking to fill two full-time emergency-management specialist positions.

The positions would be stationed at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Successful candidates will have experience in evaluating, conducting and developing emergency management drills and exercises. Experience in developing plans and procedures is also a plus. The assignment will begin immediately, and employment will run through Sept. 30.

The salary is hourly and can be negotiated based on the candidates' experience. Work is expected to be about 50 to 60 hours per week while out on assignment. Expenses -- including travel, lodging and meals -- will be paid per the terms of the contract. The workers will be allowed one paid trip home every 30 days.

Experience with the Department of Energy is preferred, but not required. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15, but the immediate need for deployment means an appointment could be made prior to that date. Resumes and cover letters should be sent to

WIPP is responsible for safely disposing the country's defense-related transuranic radioactive waste at its plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The plant first opened in the Chihuahuan Desert and has been a waste dump site since March 1999.

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