Georgia Emergency Management Agency seeks emergency management specialist

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security is looking for a new emergency management specialist to work full-time in Fulton County to coordinate emergency and disaster response, according to a post on its website.


The specialist will provide training, technical assistance and event response for school safety and emergency issues, as well as local emergency management, public safety and education professionals. They will be responsible for 25 public school systems, four technical colleges, four University System of Georgia campuses and private education campuses.


The role requires completing site surveys, evaluating emergency drills, serving as incident responder and attending meetings, conferences and training conducted by local, state and federal agencies.


The specialist will provide on-site assistance and operational support for local governments and emergency management agencies during a disaster. They will also give media interviews and participate in public speaking responsibilities.


The person hired may provide support anywhere in the state and to other states in some cases.


Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's at least two years of experience in emergency management. They must have effective communication skills, make complex ideas easy to understand and be able to evaluate options and select the best course of action.


Preferred qualifications include experience in conducting and developing training, knowledge of Georgia's public education system and experience in development and review of emergency management plans and policy.