Berkeley Lab's Security and Emergency Service Division has an opening for an Emergency Management Specialist. Working under the direction of and reporting to the Emergency Manager, you will support the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Emergency Management Program through the development and implementation of an All-Hazards Planning Basis and Technical Planning Basis. This includes analysis of hazards (natural phenomena, human-caused, and technological) and potential consequences as well as recommendations for protective actions and the necessary emergency resources to ensure effective response and compliance with DOE requirements.
What You Will Do:
Develop and maintain the Laboratory's planning and analysis program involving the All-Hazards Planning Basis, Technical Planning Basis, Asset Characterization, and Security Risk Assessments, serving as the subject matter expert.
Identification and documentation of site hazards and associated natural, technological, and manmade risks, assessing the need for additional emergency response planning.
Develop facility-specific Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments and Surveys.
Develop comprehensive hazardous material release consequence assessment reports using computer-based plume modeling software (e.g. EPIcode, Hotspot, NARAC, etc.) along with other common industrial software models. Review and interpret consequence assessment calculations for quality assurance of data. Serve on applicable hazards assessment working groups and/or subcommittees, when assigned and to provide subject matter expertise and guidance related to hazardous material release consequences.
Assist the Emergency Manager in meeting institutional and regulatory requirements associated with development, administration, management, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the Lab's All-Hazards Planning Basis and Technical Planning Basis Program.
Utilize statistical software, spatial analysis tools, and emergency management modeling and simulation software solutions to conduct hazard assessments and consequence assessments.
Assist with the development and execution of emergency management training, drills, and exercises.
Review and revise Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments (EPHAs) and associated documents for effective emergency planning, preparedness, and response.
Serve as a liaison between the Laboratory, UC Campus operations, as well as local, state, and federal emergency services organizations and agencies to ensure effective and collaborative communication and exchange of valuable information regarding laboratory hazards and first responder training.
Provide subject matter expertise and hazard analysis information for planning credible drill and exercise scenarios. Serve on the exercise design/planning team and assist with the development of objectives.
Develop and provide training to Emergency Managers for categorization/classification and first responders for site familiarization and hazards awareness training.
Develop and conduct drills specific to categorization/classification and Emergency Action Levels.
All members of the Security and Emergency Services Department have emergency service duties during any incident or event affecting the safety and security of Lab personnel, the environment, and or property.
This position is subject to 24/7/365 recall and assignment on extended hours or during nights, weekends, and holidays; whenever such events occur.
Assist the Emergency Manager in meeting institutional and regulatory requirements associated with the development, administration, management, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the lab's Emergency Management Program.
Provide oversight and training and drill opportunities for disaster assistance teams.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of five years relevant experience in related emergency management, fire protection, security, inspection and audit, and risk management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which may include course work in administration, environmental health, and safety, public administration, business administration, or emergency management.
Demonstrated understanding of NFPA 704, NFPA 45, and the ability to predict/model the various reactions (of gases, liquids, and solids) under different event type scenarios (i.e., fire, explosion, etc..).
Working knowledge of U.S. Department of Energy Order 151.1D, DOE O 150.1A, DOE G 151.1-2, DOE G 151.1-3, DOE G 151.1-4, the National Response Framework (NRF), Federal Continuity Directive (FCC 1), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, as well as working knowledge of the maintenance, activation, coordination, and support of activities in an operational EOC.
Proven ability to effectively and diplomatically communicate both orally and in writing and work collaboratively with people in a wide variety of job classifications at all levels of an organization. Must possess proven ability to effectively cultivate and foster strong working relationships with team members, Laboratory personnel, management, and external contacts.
Ability to develop and conduct training classes, produce and deliver effective briefs, interpret and implement policies, plans, and procedures and ability to multi-task to produce results in a fast-paced changing environment involving competing priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, technical guidance, and direction under emergency conditions, manage programs with limited funds and resources, use project management skills in achieving goals and objectives.
Proficient with the use of personal computers and applicable software applications. Demonstrated ability to use Windows and macOS.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Demonstrated proficiency in emergency management and consequence assessment modeling and simulation software such as NARAC, HotSpot, EpiCODE, Aloha, and Cameo.
Experience conducting natural, technological hazards assessments to meet compliance/funding requirements for emergency management. Including the development of hazard mitigation plans, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs), hazard vulnerability assessments, or other emergency management planning processes.
Relevant certification(s) preferred: Introduction to SEMS
Knowledge of and experience with NARAC and plume modeling software.
California driver's license
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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