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Emergency Preparedness Specialist – North Central Texas Council of Governments

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Proven skills and success in developing trainings and leading significant exercise designs, in addition to program/project management, teamwork, plan development, organizing, facilitating, leading, and collaborating with various stakeholders
  • Create and lead training and exercise teams and manage the respective tasks and activities utilizing project management and teambuilding skills
  • Coordinate with and maintain collaborative interactions with local, county, state and federal training and exercise colleagues
  • Presenting ideas, recommendations, and results
  • Developing and monitoring schedules of deliverables and project budgets
  • Assisting in Emergency Preparedness Working Groups coordination
Required Skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong listening skills with the ability to focus on input heard from large groups
  • Ability to be flexible and react positively to changing directions and evolution of projects
  • Presenting and communicating to internal and external groups
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-past environment, yet maintain attention to detail and produce high quality products
  • Experience in exercise development and evaluation structured programs such as the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
  • Ability to manage all regional developed after action and improvement/corrective plan activities (conduct hot washes; gather relevant feedback via surveys and/or thru focused functional meetings; analyze corrective actions; assign and track status and completion of identified action items)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Required Experience
  • Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
  • One to three years or more of Emergency Management training and exercise experience

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