Virginia county seeks emergency-management specialist

The Arlington County (Virginia) Office of Emergency Management said in a recent job posting that it has an opening for an emergency management specialist.

This position will focus on managing and implementing coordination programs involving volunteer efforts and donation activity during an emergency or disaster situation. This person also will oversee many of the office's community-outreach programs and will be expected to develop partnerships with community groups locally, regionally and nationally.

This position also will be expected to provide a supporting role in the development of the Volunteer Emergency Support Team, as well as conceptualization and development of emergency management-related information, programs and campaigns.

This position requires a bachelor's degree in an area relating to emergency management, public safety or public administration. This position also requires at least one year of professional experience within an emergency management-related field. Desired qualifications include emergency-management experience within the realm of project management, overseeing multiple partners and stakeholders, desktop publishing, surveying, evaluation and being able to present information in the form of community presentations.

Selected candidates must have or be able to acquire Federal Emergency Management and Incident Command System (ICS) training up to ICS800 within the first month of employment.

Visit the Arlington jobs website to apply. This application window closes on Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Organizations in this story

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 201 Park Washington Ct Falls Church, VA 22046-4527

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 500 C St SW Washington, DC 20472 ,

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