DISASTER RESEARCH 441

November 11, 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS


  1. DHS Issues Draft National Infrastructure Protection Plan
  2. Proposed Changes to EMAP Standard Available for Comment
  3. FEMA Mitigation and Insurance Update
  4. Universities Rebuilding America Partnershiph
  5. PERI Small Entity Scholarship Program
  6. NSF Program Solicitation in Earthquake Engineering
  7. East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes
  8. Call for Papers and Presentations: NATECH Disasters Session
  9. Call for Papers: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
  10. 2006 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program
  11. Some New Web Resources
  12. Conferences and Training
  13. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

1) DHS Issues Draft National Infrastructure Protection Plan

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the draft National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) for review and comment. The purpose of the plan is to provide a comprehensive and integrated national plan for the protection of the criticial infrastructure and key resources in the United States under the authority of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7, Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection.

Those interested in reviewing the draft NIPP Base Plan can obtain a copy by forwarding a request to DHS. All requests must be received within 15 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which was November 3, 2005. Following receipt of a request for review, DHS will forward a copy of the draft NIPP Base Plan along with instructions on how to submit comments. Comments are due by December 5, 2005. To review and make comments, submit a request including name, organization, mailing address, and e-mail address to NIPP Program Management Office, Department of Homeland Security, Preparedness Directorate/IP/IPD, Mail Stop 8560, Washington, DC 20528-8560 or e-mail NIPP@dhs.gov. For further information, contact Charles Davis at (703) 235-5338; e-mail: Charles.H.Davis@dhs.gov.


2) Proposed Changes to EMAP Standard Available for Comment

Users and other parties interested in the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) are asked to comment on changes to the EMAP Standard proposed by the Standards Committee and EMAP Commission. The comment document is available online at http://www.emaponline.org/ and must be returned no later than December 1, 2005, to EMAP, PO Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578; fax: (855) 244-8239; e-mail: emap@csg.org.


3) FEMA Mitigation and Insurance Update

The November 7-10, 2005, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Higher Education Project Weekly Activity Report posted the following request received from the FEMA Mitigation Division:

“‘Mitigation and Insurance Update’ is now available online at http://www.fema.gov/fima/update/. It provides the latest information about mitigation and insurance topics related to both ongoing recovery operations in the Gulf Region and long-term mitigation activities. The update will be made available on a regular basis to those who are working together to recover from the current disasters and to build better and safer in the future. We encourage you to review the information and pass the URL along to others within your organization who would find it useful. This Web site is part of an initiative to enhance communication with stakeholders and organizations. Your feedback is important to us as we continue to develop systems for stakeholder communications over the course of the next year. If you have any questions, suggestions, or new ideas, please e-mail FEMA-Mitigation-Update@dhs.gov.”


4) Universities Rebuilding America Partnership

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced the Universities Rebuilding America Partnership (URAP), an initiative offering funding and other resources to empower college and university students, faculty, and staff to lend their skills in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.

The initiative will support a collaborative design grant program to partner schools of architecture and planning with affected communities and a grant program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide sustained services to affected communities.

The funding will be awarded through competitive grants using the Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. Colleges and universities can go online and apply. Schools with collaborative design programs may apply to FR-5023-N-01. Historically Black Colleges and Universities may apply to FR-5024-N-01. The NOFAs appeared in the Federal Register on October 31, 2005, and applications will be accepted until November 30, 2005. For more information contact Dustee Tucker (HUD) at (202) 321-6798; e-mail: Dustee_D._Tucker@hud.gov or Sandy Scott (Corporation for National and Community Service) at (202) 606-6724; e-mail: sscott@cns.gov.


5) PERI Small Entity Scholarship Program

The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) will award $1,000 scholarships to up to 40 individuals to attend the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 11-14, 2006. The conference will bring together employees and local officials, vendors, and suppliers interested in improving risk management in the public sector.

PERI’s Small Entity Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to help staff and officials of small public jurisdictions and community nonprofit organizations attend the PRIMA conference. Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 that can be used for any conference expense (air, hotel, registration, meals, etc.). The program is open to employees and elected officials of local governments and schools and staff and board members of a small community of nonprofit organizations.

Only one individual per organization may receive a scholarship in a single year. Eligibility is based on the size or operating budget of the organization and the scope of the applicant’s risk management responsibilities. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 24, 2006, and sent via mail, e-mail, or fax. Applications should be sent to Small Entity Scholarship Program, Attention: Audre Hoffman, PERI, 11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22030; fax: (703) 352-6339; e-mail: ahoffman@riskinstitute.org. For eligibility guidelines and application procedures, visit http://www.riskinstitute.org/test.php?pid=news&tid=1559.


6) NSF Program Solicitation in Earthquake Engineering

The Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems in the Directorate for Engineering of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals for research that utilizes the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) to advance earthquake loss reduction. NEES is a national, shared-use experimental resource for advancing knowledge and technology to improve the design and performance of the nation’s civil infrastructure when subjected to earthquake excitation and tsunamis.

NEES comprises a network of 15 earthquake engineering experimental equipment sites, available for experimentation on-site or in the field and through telepresence. Projects proposed and funded under this solicitation must utilize one or more of the NEES equipment sites and the NEESgrid cyberinfrastructure. Proposals may be submitted in three categories: Grand Challenge, Small Group, and Individual Investigator.

U.S. universities and colleges may submit proposals as the lead organization. Proposals involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single administrative package from the lead organization. The full proposal deadline is January 26, 2006. General inquiries regarding this program should be directed to Joy Pauschke; (703) 292-7024; e-mail: jpauschk@nsf.gov. For more information, visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06504/nsf06504.htm.


7) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

The U.S. National Science Foundation sponsors the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI), which provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan. The program provides an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location, as well as orientation to the society, culture, and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future.

Interested U.S. graduate students in the biological sciences, computer and information science and engineering, education and human resources, engineering, geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences, polar research, or social, behavioral, and economic sciences must submit applications by December 13, 2005. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August.

For more information, contact the EAPSI program manager at (703) 292-8704; e-mail: eapinfo@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5284.


8) Call for Papers and Presentations: NATECH Disasters Session

The Natural and Environmental Disaster Information Exchange System project of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, is organizing a session on “NATECH Disasters: When Natural Hazards Trigger Technological Disasters” at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, April 2–7, 2006. This session will bring together scientists, engineers, disaster risk managers, and decision makers to discuss the vulnerability of technological facilities and systems to natural hazards, including the potential for domino effects. The requirements for NATECH-specific disaster prevention and preparedness plans will also be addressed. In addition, authors are invited to present methods and tools to assess the NATECH risk in urban environments.

The session conveners will be representatives from the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the University of North Texas Department of Public Administration, and the University of Kyoto Disaster Prevention Research Institute. Abstracts for the session on NATECH disasters must be submitted by January 13, 2006. For instructions on how to submit an abstract or more information on the conference, contact Elisabeth Krausmann at +39-0332-789612; e-mail: elisabeth.krausmann@jrc.it; http://nedies.jrc.it/.


9) Call for Papers: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

“Disaster Preparedness and Recovery” is the theme of the 2006 International Symposium on Technology and Society in New York City, New York, June 8-10, 2006, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE) and hosted by Queens College, City University of New York. Abstracts for papers, presentations, and poster sessions are requested for the conference theme, as well as other topics related to society and technology. Abstracts are due January 4, 2006, and should be submitted to Roberta Brody, e-mail: Roberta.Brody@QC.cuny.edu. For more information, visit http://www.ieeessit.org/.


10) 2006 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program

Application procedures have been announced for the 2006 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program. The program is sponsored through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Fire Service Training Association, the National Fire Protection Association, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Fire Administration. Each organization will fund the tuition costs of two individuals for a total of eight fellowships.

Eight senior fire executives will be awarded fellowships to attend Harvard University’s annual “Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.” The three-week program is conducted on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Selected fellows will be assigned to attend one of two session dates: June 11–30, 2006, or July 9-28, 2006. Applicants must be available to attend either session.

Application is open to senior fire executives who have demonstrated significant career accomplishments and have the potential to impact and initiate change. Attainment of a senior position is less important than demonstrated experience in facilitating significant change within a public sector setting.

Individuals whose organizations have been represented in the Harvard Fellowship Program during 2003, 2004, or 2005 will not be considered. The program is available to international participants. Follow application instructions carefully as the application procedures have changed from prior years. All applicants must include a resume with their submission, which must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2006. All application packages should be forwarded to Harvard Fellowship Program, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Attention: Christine Booth, 4025 Fair Ridge Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22033.

For questions regarding application procedures only, contact Kathleen Carter at (301) 447-1349; e-mail: kathleen.carter@dhs.gov. For more information, visit the USFA Web site at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/higher_ed/degree_programs/harvard/ or the Harvard University Web site at http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/ProgramDetail.aspx?programID=29&sessionID=409.


11) Some New Web Resources

[Below are some new or updated Internet resources we've discovered. For an extensive list of useful Internet sites dealing with hazards, see http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/.]

Capacity Building for Developing Country Institutions
The report Disaster Management and Response: Capacity Building for Developing Country Institutions was released by Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. The report is based on an inventory of capacity building activities in developing countries in Latin American, Africa, and Asia, as well as three regional workshops that brought together experts from local government agencies, nongovernment organizations, and academia to assess the challenges and opportunities of building local capacities for managing both natural and humanitarian disasters.

Rural Assistance Center
The Rural Assistance Center helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research to enable them to provide quality health and human services. This site includes tools, funding, news, and more related to emergency preparedness and hurricane relief.

NWS Preliminary Damage Report for Indiana Tornado
The preliminary damage assessment from the National Weather Service for the F3 tornado that struck the Evansville, Indiana, area on November 6 is available here.

CRS Report on Flood Risk Management
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared this report titled Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure.

NVOAD’s Hurricane Assistance Guide
The Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Relief and Recovery Assistance Guide developed by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) is available on their Web site.

GAO Report on Hurricane Response and Recovery Contracting
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released this report, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Preliminary Observations on Contracting for Response and Recovery Efforts.

Surveillance for Illness and Injury After Hurricane Katrina
The October 24, 2005, issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” features this article, “Surveillance for Illness and Injury After Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans, Louisiana, September 8-25, 2005.”

Brookings Institute Research on Disaster Preparedness and Response
This Web page includes research on such topics as homeland security, disaster preparedness, transportation and infrastructure, terrorism, and metropolitan readiness contributed by scholars of the Brookings Institute.

National Weather Service Hurricane Katrina Overview
The New Orleans/Baton Rouge Office of the National Weather Service has compiled overview information related to Hurricane Katrina including reports, maps, photos, and other products.

International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters is now available online. Issues prior to 2003 are available free of charge.

Strategies for Mental Health Practice Following Disasters
Two chapters from a forthcoming book, Interventions Following Mass Violence and Disasters: Strategies for Mental Health Practice, offering guidelines for disaster mental health training and adult psychological first aid in immediate response to disaster are available on the Web site of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


12) Conferences and Training

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. A comprehensive list of upcoming hazards related meetings and training is available from our Web site: http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/conf.html.]

International Conference on Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness. Host: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: November 16, 2005. The purpose of this conference is to discuss current national and international issues related to terrorism and disaster preparedness by examining selected incidents from a lessons learned perspective presented by speakers with real-world experience. A variety of health care and public service professionals will examine current threats and response initiatives related to terrorism and natural disasters occurring at both national and international levels. For more information, contact Edward Jasper at (215) 955-1777; e-mail: edward.jasper@jefferson.edu; http://www.jeffersonhospital.org/bioterrorism/.

National Symposium on Risk and Disasters - Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for American Life: Rebuilding the Gulf: Case Study for the Future. Sponsors: University of Pennsylvania, “Congressional Quarterly,” and The Communications Institute. Washington, DC: December 1, 2005. The goals of this symposium are to objectively examine the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on every sector of society and involve leading experts from the nation’s academic and research institutions, as well as leaders from government and business and senior journalists. The symposium will review critical questions for coping with future risks and disasters. Registration is available online. Additional information is available by calling (626) 796-4747 or visiting http://www.communicationsinstitute.org/.

4th USGS Wildland Fire Science Workshop. Organizer: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Tucson, Arizona: December 6-9, 2005. The fourth in a series of fire science workshops organized by the USGS, this session will focus on wildland fire issues in the western United States. Sessions will be designed to highlight select results of ongoing USGS fire science and related research, discuss applications of fire science to management needs and issues, and identify future directions for USGS fire science research programs. The target audience for the workshop includes USGS and other federal scientists; federal, state, and private sector land managers and natural resource professionals; university researchers, educators, and graduate students; and nongovernment organizations involved in land and fire management. For more information, contact Carol Heil, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources, Biological Sciences East, 325-E, PO Box 210043, Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 626-2027; e-mail: cheil@ag.arizona.edu. Detailed information on the workshop, including condensed workshop agenda, field trip itinerary, call for posters, description of breakout sessions, and other information may be found on the workshop Web site at http://www.ag.arizona.edu/srnr/usgs.

International Joint Operations Command and Control Conference (IJOCC). Host: London Fire Brigade. London, United Kingdom: January 17-19, 2006. This conference seeks to gather together global experts in the areas of incident command and terrorism to find answers about how the world’s emergency services and governments can work more closely to develop relationships and unified responses to terrorism and natural disasters. For more information, contact IJOCC 2006; +44 (0) 1306 876 856; e-mail: IJOCC@ijocc2006.com; http://www.ijocc2006.com/.

Workshop Series: Topics in Public Health Preparedness. Sponsor: University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Public Health and Disasters. Costa Mesa, California: January 19-20, 2006. The UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters will be holding four new workshops in their topics in Public Health Preparedness Series: Conducting a Hazard Risk Assessment, Risk Communication, Writing Incident Action Plans, and Keeping Your Workforce. Participants can register for one or more of the workshops. For more information, visit http://www.cphd.ucla.edu/.

National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Mid-Year Conference. Washington, DC: February 11-16, 2006. This conference provides an opportunity to discuss challenges facing emergency managers today, share solutions, grow professionally, and network with peers. Participants will hear from those involved in shaping the future of homeland security and emergency management, strengthen relationships with partner organizations, and share NEMA’s views on all hazards emergency preparedness with the leadership in Washington. For additional information, contact Karen Cobuluis at (859) 244-8143; e-mail: kcobuluis@csg.org. Register online at http://www.nemaweb.org.

2006 Arizona Wildfire Academy. Prescott, Arizona: March 18-24, 2006. The Arizona Wildfire Academy offers training and education for professional and safe responses to the wildland environment that meet National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards. For more information, contact Kori Kirkpatrick, PO Box 2554, Prescott, AZ 86302; (928) 442-3563; e-mail: firecamp@localnet.com; http://www.azwildfireacademy.org/.

17th Global Warming International Conference and Expo. Sponsor: Global Warning International Center. Miami, Florida: April 20-21, 2006. A sampling of the session topics at this conference include the following: Sustainable Environment and Health for the 21st Century, Remote Sensing and Global Surveillance, Water Resources Management, Extreme Events and Impacts Assessment, and Global Warming and the Oceans. For more information, e-mail: gw17@globalwarming.netvisit; http://globalwarming.net/.


13) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

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Research Associate
University of North Texas: Denton, Texas

The Department of Public Administration at the University of Texas invites applications for a full-time research associate position in the Center for Emergency Management to begin January 1, 2006. Primary responsibilities include assisting the faculty to (1) identify federal and foundation funding sources pertinent to disasters, emergency management, and homeland security; (2) complete and submit sound research proposals to funding agencies; and (3) manage grant budgets and meet reporting and documentation requirements. This is a benefits-eligible, twelve-month, nonfaculty appointment, and the salary is highly competitive based on experience. Prospective candidates should hold at least a master’s degree in emergency/public administration or a related field and have a demonstrated record of experience in grants administration.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application describing their experience with acquiring and administering grants, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of completed files begins December 1, 2005, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be mailed to Research Associate Search Committee, Department of Public Administration, PO Box 310617, Denton, TX 76203-0617. Information about the emergency administration and planning program may be obtained at http://www.unt.edu/eadp/.

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Assistant Professor
Metropolitan College: New York City, New York

Metropolitan College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning January 2006 for the Master's in Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management Program. A master’s degree in a discipline related to disaster and crisis management is required with a doctorate preferred. Candidates must have experience related to disaster operations, emergency planning, mitigation, and training. Certification as an emergency manager and/or business continuity professional is preferred. The instructional load will include teaching three graduate-level emergency management courses per semester and the administration, monitoring, and assessment of off-site internship assignments and externship opportunities. Other responsibilities will include participating in recruitment, oversight, and supporting students in the program; participating in a defined departmental research agenda; and serving as the faculty advisor for the Emergency Management Student Association. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2005, and continue until the position is filled. The application should include a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three references. Submit applications to Faculty Search EDM-03, Attention: Humphrey Crookendale, School of Public Administration, Metropolitan College, 75 Varick Street, New York City, NY 10013. Address questions to Scot Phelps, e-mail: sphelps@metropolitan.edu. For program information, visit http://www.metropolitan.edu/publicaffairs/mpa_emergency.php.

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Earthquake Relief Vacancies
American Refugee Committee International (ARC): Pakistan

In the wake of the major earthquake disaster in Pakistan, ARC has deployed a rapid assessment team to help meet the immediate needs of the affected population of over 3 million people. Beyond the immediate health and shelter needs, ARC is soliciting funds to implement a multisectoral approach that will provide comprehensive coverage to identified affected populations. In addition to the services already implemented, ARC hopes to provide water/sanitation and emergency food rations for the coming winter months and to ensure the basic rights of the most vulnerable of the affected population, particularly women and children, are protected.

ARC is accepting applications on their Web site for program manager of operations, administration and logistics coordinator, water and sanitation coordinator, shelter/construction coordinator, and a food and nutrition coordinator. For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.archq.org/employment/.

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Emergency Program Manager
Save the Children: Patulul, Guatemala

The emergency program manager will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of emergency response activities with duties that include development of program/project plans, supervision of project staff, monitoring and evaluation of program activities, and development and monitoring of budgets (including procurement plans, donor reports, and situation reports). This is a six month assignment.

An advanced degree in international development or related field and three to five years experience in international relief or development is required. Must have excellent management and writing skills and a clear understanding of the requirements and standards of major donors, such as USAID and the United Nations. Experience in project design and quality proposal writing is essential. Strong oral and written English and Spanish language communication skills are required.

Visit the Save the Children career Web site and apply online at http://www.savethechildren.org/careers/ (reference position #2775).

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Project Manager - Livelihoods and Disaster Mitigation
Practical Action: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Practical Action is an international nongovernment organization working with people in developing countries to find practical and sustainable solutions to improve their lives. One of Practical Action’s objectives is to enable poor and vulnerable communities to cope better with the risks from natural or man-made disasters that can threaten their livelihoods.

Practical Action is seeking a dynamic and resourceful individual to coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of their multi-country program in “Livelihood-centered approaches to disaster management.” The position will be responsible for the overall management of the program, including support for the team in fulfilling project outputs and objectives, developing project methodologies, policy making related to disaster risk reduction, networking, and disseminating outputs.

Applicants should have an educational degree, extensive experience in international development, and skills in project management, as well as experience in at least some of the following areas: disaster risk reduction work, sustainable livelihoods, participatory methodologies, and vulnerability assessments. The position requires strong leadership, analytical, financial, organizational, communication, and facilitation skills. The ability to work collaboratively and willingness to travel are essential.

Closing deadline is November 28, 2005. For further information and an application packet, contact HR Unit, Practical Action, The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9QZ, UK; 01926 634503; e-mail: recruitment@PracticalAction.org.

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Coastal Hazards Specialist
NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, South Carolina

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) seeks an individual with experience in coastal hazards and geographic information systems (GIS) to support the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center, assisting with a variety of coastal hazards related projects. As part of the NOAA National Ocean Service, the centerís mission is to support the environmental, social, and economic well being of the coast by linking people, information, and technology.

The successful candidate will work at the Coastal Information Services Branch, GIS Integration and Development program area providing content expertise and technical support to a variety of projects focused on solutions to evaluating and mitigating threats from natural coastal hazards. Responsibilities include project management of large multi partner hazards projects that may include technical needs assessment, application development, and education and outreach components. The position requires extensive collaboration with federal, state, and local government, academia, and non governmental organizations to develop and apply advanced geospatial technical solutions for coastal management and emergency management decision making. The successful applicant will work to employ various geospatial or GIS related technologies to help address coastal hazards issues including, but not limited to, coastal erosion, tsunami, hurricanes and other coastal storms, inland and coastal flooding, and sea level rise and subsidence. Additional duties will include spatial analyses pertaining to disaster planning and vulnerability assessment, as well as training and participation in workshops and conferences including organizing, presenting, and moderating.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor of science degree in the natural sciences or related discipline and five years relevant work experience or master of science degree and three years experience
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated familiarity with spatial analysis as applied to coastal hazards
  • Experience in planning for and managing pre and post disaster events and/or experience working with local, state, or federal government, preferably with emergency management practitioners, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or the National Weather Service

Desired qualifications:

  • Two to four years experience with GIS software, preferably with ESRIís ArcView 3.x or ArcGIS 8.x, and familiarity with ArcIMS, Spatial Analyst and 3-D Analyst
  • Knowledge of coastal hazards policy, coastal zone management concepts, urban and regional planning, and remote sensing

Salary is negotiable based on experience. Applicants should e-mail their resume and salary requirements to jobs@imsg.com. For more information, visit http://www.imsg.com/career_center/JobDetail.asp?JobID=177.

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