Baltimore seeks emergency management training specialist

The Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Emergency Management is seeking a regional training and exercise specialist, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday.

The individual hired for the full-time position will put a robust training and exercise program in place to enhance local and regional capabilities to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from all-hazards incidents. The program will support the goals of the city's Urban Area Security Initiative strategy.

The training specialist will be responsible for implementing the Baltimore UASI Training and Exercise Plan and will focus on designing, conducting and evaluating the training and exercise events supporting the plan. The person hired will also be responsible for staffing the Emergency Operations Center during disasters.

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in planning, emergency management, public health, public policy, public administration or a related field. Applicants must also have a minimum of one year of experience in emergency management, public safety, evaluation, adult education or other experience performing duties similar to these fields.

The MOEM desires candidates with experience working in an emergency management agency in a major U.S. city, two or more years of professional experience and an advanced degree or certification in emergency management, public administration, public health preparedness or a similar field.

The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management seeks to maintain the highest level of preparedness to protect Baltimore's citizens, visitors, workers and environment from natural and man-made disasters.

The Urban Area Security Initiative is part of the Homeland Security Grant Program. The UASI seeks to fund the planning, organization, equipment, training and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas.