Hiring: Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator (Part-Time)


Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator (Part-Time) 

Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm.

General Statement of Job

The City of Manassas Park is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator. This is a part-time position with flexible work hours and has no employee benefits. The Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator is the lead position for Emergency Management in the City under the Emergency Management Director (City Manager) and Emergency Management Coordinator (Fire Chief). The Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator is the primary point of contact for the Division of Emergency Management.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Laws, understanding of all-hazards emergency planning, National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), emergency operations planning and response, and state and federal grant processes. The Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator plans, analyzes, and develops the City emergency plans for response, recovery and mitigation, manages preparedness programs; directs and coordinates activations of the City Emergency Operations Center. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Fire Chief.

All positions at the City of Manassas Park require a customer service mindset, in accordance with the Customer Service related focus of the City.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and maintains a comprehensive emergency operations plan and related annexes including response and recovery phases for a wide range of emergencies and disasters.
  2. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and codes related to emergency management.
  3. Manages, directs, and coordinates the activation and functions of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  4. Manages and maintains EOC equipment, resources, and data systems, ensuring EOC capability and readiness in an emergency activation.
  5. Acts as liaison and partners with key federal, state, regional, and local agencies and organizations, ensuring coordination and collaboration with all stakeholders.
  6. Serves as liaison for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to include the community in training exercises and emergency relief efforts.
  7. Develops, manages, and implements a variety of community-based emergency preparedness training and education programs.
  8. Plans, organizes, and conducts emergency preparedness presentations for citizen and neighborhood groups, businesses, and other members of the public.
  9. Coordinates departmental activities with other departments and agencies.
  10. Collects data and monitors natural disasters, hazardous spills, nuclear, biological and chemical attacks, acts of terrorism, and other similar situations.
  11. Disseminates information and educational materials pertaining to disaster
    preparedness prior to and in the event of a natural disaster or crisis situation.
  12. Plans, designs, and executes disaster preparedness training and simulation exercises.
  13. Evaluates exercise performance, as well as emergency incident responses, develops improvement plans and revises response plans accordingly.
  14. Provides management and administration for City NIMS Compliance.
  15. Ensures the readiness of the Emergency Operations Center and associated personnel.
  16. Conducts an analysis of potential hazards in the community and develops corresponding action plans.
  17. Assists with securing grant funding for emergency preparedness programs and equipment.
  18. Manages grant reimbursement efforts to facilitate the City’s economic recovery following disasters and major emergencies.
  19. Assists in the preparation, review, and justification of the annual departmental budget.
  20. Formulates plans and procedures; conducts research and presents recommendations.
  21. Demonstrates leadership, management, and technical skills through effective communication and collaboration, proper utilization of team resources, progressive decision-making, personal accountability and responsibility.
  22. Functions with a high degree of independence, employs sound professional judgment, establishes priorities that are committed to the mission, vision and core values of the City and the department and demonstrates such through ethical conduct, community stewardship, individual initiatives and responsive service.
  23. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  24. Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  1. Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data.  Includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy.
  2. Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit; includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
  3. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
  4. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.
  5. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  6. Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units.
  7. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
  8. Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).
  9. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  10. Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, and temperature extremes.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

The equivalent of an Associate’s degree in emergency management, homeland security, public safety services management, public administration, or a related field.

Completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 and IS-800 courses; Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400.

Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public safety, emergency/disaster planning, preparedness, recovery, mitigation and resource management.

Or, a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

A valid Virginia Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.

Preferred: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management, homeland security, public safety services administration, public administration, or a related field.

Preferred Certifications: Successful completion of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Advanced Professional Series (APS) and Professional Development Series (PDS) OR successful completion of the National Emergency Management Basic or Advanced Academy Program.

ADA Compliance

The City of Manassas Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Manassas Park will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  2. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  3. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Position Title: Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

Position Type: Part-time (16-20 hours per week)

Salary: $25.00 per hour

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. (Resume accepted in lieu of application).

You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link:


To be considered for this position you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by January 15, 2018.

The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



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