We're Hiring Emergency Planners (NYC And Chicago)

 

We're Hiring Emergency Planners (NYC And Chicago)

Nusura is now accepting applications for emergency planners for full-time, temporary assignments in New York City and Chicago. Nusura is a subcontractor on a FEMA Planning and Technical Assistance Support (PTAS) contract, and will be making a conditional hire contingent on Nusura receiving a task order for the project. Additional details about the positions and requisite skills/experience follow.

About Nusura:

Nusura, Inc. is an emergency management and homeland security consulting firm that specializes in leveraging our unique experience responding to disasters around the world and combining that experience with creative and technological innovations, such as SimulationDeck – the world’s leading exercise design and delivery application recently featured in WIRED magazine. Nusura offers comprehensive preparedness services from nationally recognized subject matter experts in program development and management, preparedness planning, training, exercises and creative and technological innovation.

Position Descriptions and Requirements:

Region V NMSZ – Senior Planner, Chicago

Project: Operational planning, technical assistance, and project management services to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Response and Recovery Directorates and Region V with developing a New Madrid Seismic Zone Annex to the All Hazards Plan that includes Response and Recovery components.  The project will update the existing Regional New Madrid Seismic Zone Annexes as well as adding Recovery traditional programs and NDRF principles.

Scope: The purpose of project is to support the development of the Region V New Madrid Seismic Zone Response and Recovery Annex to the Regional Response All Hazards Plan. The NMSZ Response and Recovery Annex will describe federal supporting concept of operations for response and recovery activities up to and including Level 1 incidents, including long-term recovery that may occur for years following an incident. These plans will incorporate regional and national capabilities and requirements that are fully executable during an incident.

Place of Performance: Region V Federal Emergency Management Agency, 536 South Clark St., 6th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Period of Performance: Project began in November 2016. Current Period of Performance is through 18 March 2018, but will likely be extended through May 2018.

Responsibilities: Leads a planning team through the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. Responsible for leading all aspects of team support to FEMA planning efforts.

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for contractor team work assignments and reporting
  • Ensures deliverables are on schedule, consistent with FEMA doctrine/guidance, and meet Performance Work Statement requirements
  • Assists in the preparation and writing of the scenario, fact sheets, Information Analysis Briefs, plan Courses of Action, Course of Action Decision Brief, and the final plan
  • Assists with planning, preparation, and facilitation of working group sessions
  • Monitors and identifies threats to contract progress and assists FEMA in developing effective remedial action
  • Provides updates on project status, deliverables, and project management

Minimum/General Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of emergency management experience and five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Documented comprehensive understanding of emergency management response and recovery programs and FEMA’s role in coordinating the Federal assistance to support state and local partners
  • Demonstrated understanding of the six-step planning process, operational planning within the context of deliberate planning, and emergency management exercise programs and principles
  • A documented work history demonstrating success at increasing levels of responsibility; project complexity in the areas of disaster response and recovery planning, including supervisory and team leadership positions as well as knowledge of team member roles; and familiarity with the management of government contracts
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with planning partners or other multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable
  • State-level or higher emergency management experience preferred
  • Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Region II POIA, Mid-level Planner, NYC

Project: The Power Outage Incident Annex will detail how the federal government delivers core capabilities to respond to and recover from the impacts of a significant power outage incident. The Power Outage Incident Annex will address appropriate federal authorities and coordination mechanisms among the federal interagency, state, local, tribal, and territories, and private sector entities. The conditions that will support the effectiveness of the operational planning will to reconstitute the flow of energy supply chain such as the flow of finance, flow of goods/services, and the flow of information outside the traditional 72 hour response window.

Scope: The purpose of project is to support the development of the Region V New Madrid Seismic Zone Response and Recovery Annex to the Regional Response All Hazards Plan. The NMSZ Response and Recovery Annex will describe federal supporting concept of operations for response and recovery activities up to and including Level 1 incidents, including long-term recovery that may occur for years following an incident. These plans will incorporate regional and national capabilities and requirements that are fully executable during an incident.

Place of Performance: FEMA Region II office at 1 World Trade Center NYC, NY

Period of Performance: The project will begin in late July/early August. The period of performance is 12 months.

Responsibilities: Member of a planning team that executes the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters.

  • Team action planner for the close coordination between staff and stakeholders to maintain collaborative team member contact information, track tasks/actions, and coordinate preparation, execution, and after-action notes for collaborative sessions (leader meetings, work groups, updates)
  • Conducts research and analysis to support deliverables preparation
  • Assists with and facilitates work groups throughout the project
  • Assists with plan refinement, tabletop exercise implementation, and plan socialization

Minimum/General Experience:

  • Four (4) years of emergency management experience
  • Documented understanding of the FEMA six-step planning process, emergency management exercise programs, and principles
  • Documented understanding of emergency management response and recovery programs and FEMA’s role in coordinating the Federal assistance to support state and local partners
  • Successful completion of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses (such as through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute classroom and/or on-line training programs) and recognized training and/or education in business, urban, military, and emergency management planning
  • County-level or higher emergency management experience preferred
  • Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

To Apply:

To apply, please submit your resume to emily.norcross@nusura.com.