WSDOT seeks emergency management program specialist

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking an emergency management program specialist for its Office of Emergency Management, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday.

The position will serve as a state agency liaison to the Washington State Emergency Management Division as the OEM's representative in collaboration with other state agencies.

The individual hired will serve in the Washington State Emergency Operations Center as the agency representative in collaboration with local and private agencies, develop and manage after-action reports and corrective action plans, coordinate the reimbursement process for Federal Emergency Management Agency public assistance disaster funds and complete National Incident Management Systems compliance reports on behalf of the department.

The program specialist will be responsible for ensuring the WSDOT is ready to respond to and recover from any emergency and disaster by managing the exercise and training program. The person hired will develop, deliver and maintain training for the agency's staff and the development of an emergency exercise program that is compliant with federal standards.

Qualified applicants require a bachelor's degree and two years of emergency management experience or five years of experience in emergency management. Applicants must have completed the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, have knowledge of the Master Exercise Practitioner Program and possess advanced knowledge in the NIMS, incident command system principles and emergency management concepts.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, public works agencies are responsible for maintaining service and recovering quickly when a disaster/emergency occurs. Agencies can best accomplish these objectives through preparation, cooperation and coordination.