Disaster Research 475

April 5, 2007

Table of Contents

  1. Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award: Deadline Fast Approaching
  2. April is Earthquake Preparedness Month
  3. Report Shows Local Officials Reluctant to Give Emergency Response Plans
  4. Call for Student Presenters: National Disaster Studies Symposium
  5. Call for Applications: IAEM Scholarship
  6. Call for Nominations: Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award
  7. Some New Web Resources
  8. Conferences, Training, and Events
  9. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

1) Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award: Deadline Fast Approaching

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction.

Established in 2002, the Mary Fran Myers Award recognizes that vulnerability to disasters and mass emergencies is influenced by social, cultural, and economic structures that marginalize women and girls, and may also expose boys and men to harm. The award was so named to recognize Myers' sustained efforts as co-director of the Natural Hazards Center to launch a worldwide network promoting women's opportunities in disaster-related professions and supporting research on gender issues, disasters, emergency management, and higher education.

The intent of this award is to recognize women and men whose advocacy, research, or management efforts have had a lasting, positive impact on reducing disaster vulnerability.

The award committee is especially interested in soliciting nominations from outside the United States and strives to enable award recipients with high travel costs to attend the Natural Hazards Center workshop in Colorado.

There are three steps to nominate someone and all materials should be submitted electronically:

  • Submit your full name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, telephone, fax) and that of the nominee;
  • Attach a current resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  • Write a letter of nomination detailing specifically how this individual's work fits the award criteria as described above.
  • Optional: A one one-page letter of support from another person or organization may also be submitted.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2007.

Please pass this notice along so that people in varied sectors, regions, networks, and contexts can be recognized.

Direct any questions and submit nomination materials to Elaine Enarson at enarsone@brandonu.ca; phone (204) 571-8575; fax (204) 571-8588.

More information about the Mary Fran Myers Award is available at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/awards/myers-award.html.

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2) April is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, and officials in high-risk areas across the country are giving citizens the resources to better prepare for an earthquake.

The City of San Bernardino, California, for example, provides its citizens a comprehensive list of what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. The city recommends its citizens be ready to be self-sufficient for 72 hours following a quake. The following supplies should be on hand:

  • Food: Enough for 72 hours, preferably one week.
  • Water: Enough so each person has a gallon a day for 72 hours, preferably one week. Store in airtight containers and replace it every six months. Store disinfectants such as iodine tablets or chlorine bleach, eight drops per gallon, to purify water if necessary.
  • First aid kit: Make sure it's well stocked, especially with bandages and disinfectants.
  • Fire extinguisher: Your fire extinguisher should be suitable for all types of fires. Teach all family members how to use it.
  • Flashlights with extra batteries: Keep flashlights besides your bed and in several other locations. DO NOT use matches or candles after an earthquake until you are certain there are no gas leaks.
  • Portable radio with extra batteries: Most telephones will be out of order or limited to emergency use. The radio will be your best source of information.
  • Extra blankets, clothing, shoes and money.
  • Alternate cooking sources: Store a barbecue or camping stove for outdoor camping. CAUTION: Ensure there are no gas leaks before you use any kind of fire as a cooking source and do not use charcoal indoors.
  • Special items: Have at least a week's supply of medications and food for infants and those with special needs. Don't forget pet food.
  • Tools: Have an adjustable or pipe wrench for turning off gas and water.

San Bernardino’s earthquake preparedness information can be viewed here, http://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/fire/earthquake.html.

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3) Report Shows Local Officials Reluctant to Give Emergency Response Plans

According to a new report, more than half of local officials failed to provide copies of full emergency response plans when volunteers requested the records--information that is required, by federal law, to be publicly available.

The study, conducted as part of the Sunshine Week project of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, showed that only 44 percent of officials provided full plans to the volunteers, community members, and reporters who requested them. About one-third of the emergency officials refused to give any information to the volunteers, and 20 percent provided incomplete plans.

The officials who refused to give the emergency plans often cited homeland security issues, terrorism concerns, and the USA PATRIOT Act as reasons the reports must remain confidential. According to the report, many officials “weren’t sure who had the authority to release the reports or even where the documents were located.”

The same law that requires Local Emergency Planning Committees to design these response plans also mandates these plans be public.

The full report is available here, http://www.sunshineweek.org/files/audit07.pdf.

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4) Call for Student Presenters: National Disaster Studies Symposium

The Center for Disaster Policy, a chapter of the Roosevelt Institution based at Tulane University, is looking for students to present disaster-related policy ideas, papers, or well-researched ideas at its first annual National Disaster Studies Symposium.

The symposium, which takes place April 20-22, 2007, at Tulane University, will bring together scholars and local and national politicians.

Interested students should submit abstracts immediately to rinst@tulane.edu. The institution will cover at least 50 percent of transportation costs for accepted presenters and will provide lodging in New Orleans.

For more information, visit http://tulane.rooseveltinstitution.org/symposium.

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5) Call for Applications: IAEM Scholarship

The International Association of Emergency Managers awards scholarships to full-time students pursuing any level of degree in emergency management or a closely related field, and the association is now requesting applications.

The application, which is due May 16, 2007, can be downloaded here, http://www.iaem.com/resources/scholarships/documents/2007scholarshipapplication.pdf.

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6) Call for Nominations: Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award

In 2006, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) established an award to recognize individuals that have made cumulative, outstanding contributions to some aspect of emergency management preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery at a local, state, regional, or national level. These accomplishments over a career are of unusual merit.

The first-ever recipient of the NEMA Distinguished Service Award was Lacy E. Suiter, recognized posthumously following his death on August 8, 2006, after suffering a heart attack. The award has since been renamed the Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award in his honor.

More information regarding the Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award and a nomination form is available through the NEMA Web site at http://www.nemaweb.org.

The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2007.

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7) Some New Web Resources

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

Community Engagement: Leadership Tool for Catastrophic Health Events
The Working Group on Community Engagement in Health Emergency Planning was an advisory body convened by the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with an aim to counsel government leaders and public health and safety professionals on the value and feasibility of active collaborations with citizens and civil society institutions in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an extreme health event. This report of the working group concludes that citizen preparedness for health emergencies must look beyond the individual and the home and challenges the conventional wisdom that boils down citizen readiness to a checklist of canned goods, drinking water, medicine, and phone numbers in case of an emergency.

A Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security
A Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security contains practical advice for governors on how to effectively organize their states to prepare for and respond to hazards of all kinds. The guide, from the National Governor’s Association, shares information on how to approach issues such as mutual aid, information sharing, obtaining assistance from the military, and protecting critical infrastructure.

Climate Appraisal
This new site provides a wide variety of customized climate and environmental risk information for any address by combining historical data and scientific forecasts. For $30, a user can receive information on 50 environmental and human-induced risk factors, including shoreline reduction from climate change, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought, flooding, disease, pollution, and many others.

inTERRAgate provides a framework for uploading natural hazard and risk data at a national level, together with in-country contact details for disaster first responders. The site currently contains introductory information on natural hazard threats in 10 of the world’s most vulnerable nations. inTERRAgate is designed to be “owned” by data suppliers and users, who are able to upload information and influence content. (Note: inTERRAgate is currently a basic framework and site creators are looking to hear from users about what they would like to see made available.)

Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
The guide, from the National Fire Protection Association, provides information to assist in identifying the emergency evacuation planning needs of the nearly 49 million Americans with one or more disabilities. It addresses the need for evacuation plans to include everyone, and highlights the needs, criteria, and minimum information required to incorporate appropriate planning strategies for people with disabilities into these plans.

A Guide to the Disaster Declaration Process and Federal Disaster Assistance
When a disaster overwhelms state and local resources, federal assistance may become necessary. This paper explains the declaration process and provides an overview of the assistance available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Contact information for regional FEMA offices is also in the report.

H5N1 Avian Influenza: Timeline of Major Events
This timeline of major avian influenza (H5N1) events worldwide has just been updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. The document now contains events from November 2003 to March 2007.

Barriers to Planning: Lessons from Katrina
This op-ed, featured on the Web site of Planetizen, an urban planning and development network, states that evacuation during Hurricane Katrina showed failings in regional disaster planning and a lack of foresight of inevitable risk. The authors showcase five barriers to planning, including neglect, institutional racism, and others.

Tools and Methods for Estimating Populations at Risk from Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Crises
Disaster response and relief efforts are often hampered by a lack of good population data, and this National Research Council report provides a framework for estimating populations at risk and improving the use of population data for effective disaster relief work. The report concludes that all nations, especially resource-poor nations most vulnerable to disasters, should be enabled to conduct a nationwide census every ten years, and that this information should be geographically referenced.

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8) Conferences, Training, and Events

[Below are some recent announcements received by the Natural Hazards Center. For a comprehensive list of upcoming hazards-related meetings, visit our Web site at www.colorado.edu/hazards/resources/conferences.html.]

Middle East and North Africa Regional Workshop on Building Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction and Hazard Risk Management--Cairo, Egypt: April 18-21, 2007. Organizers: UN/ISDR and the World Bank. This workshop aims to launch a longer-term regional partnership to promote an integrated approach to disaster risk reduction and hazard risk management, prevention, and recovery. It will also provide opportunities to review disaster risk reduction in the Middle East and North Africa regions and to discuss opportunities for regional cooperation in this area. For more information, see http://www.unisdr.org/cairoworkshop.htm.

18th Global Warming International Conference and Expo--Miami, Florida: April 19-20, 2007. Organizer: Global Warming International Center (GWIC). This conference is dedicated to furthering scientific research, technology, and education for global warming mitigation. This year, in addition to the scientific program and the technology expo, the organizers are developing a public program and an education program based on the feedback of concerned citizens, educators and school teachers, and technology innovators. To learn more, see http://gw18.globalwarming.net.

International Symposium on Seismic Risk Reduction--Bucharest, Romania: April 26-27, 2007. Organizers: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the (Romanian) National Center for Seismic Risk Reduction (NCSRR). Virtually all topics related to seismic risk will be discussed at this gathering, from seismic ground motion and ground conditions to risk evaluation, structure rehabilitation, and the education of affected populations. The conference stems from a partnership between Japan and Romania to improve earthquake mitigation in the latter country. For more information, see http://cnrrs.utcb.ro//issrr2007/issrr2007.html.

6th UCLA Conference on Public Health and Disasters--Torrance, California: May 6-9. Organizer: UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. The public health consequences of natural and intentional disasters cut across many substantive areas. This unique multidisciplinary conference will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from public health, mental health, community disaster preparedness and response, social sciences, government, media, and non-governmental organizations. The conference goal is to provide an annual forum that continues to promote a dialogue and exchange of ideas between local health departments and others involved in improving emergency public health preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. For more information, visit http://www.cphd.ucla.edu.

Workshop on the Physics of Tsunami, Hazard Assessment Methods and Disaster Risk Management-- Trieste, Italy: May 14-18, 2007. Organizer: The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. This workshop will emphasize synergies between the evaluations of flood hazards in relation to the protection of nuclear installations and the evaluation of vulnerabilities of other critical infrastructure facilities. Different methods of hazard analysis will be assessed, as will experience of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and flooding events in nuclear facilities. For more information, visit http://www.ictp.it.

World Environmental & Water Resources Congress--Tampa, Florida: May 15-19, 2007. Organizer: ASCE World Headquarters. This congress has become an important annual opportunity for work in water and environmental fields to convene and focus on topics of the day. In this era of shifting coastlines, urban sprawl, raging storms, and extreme acts by humans and nature, it is imperative that those working on the front line -- at the environmental/water nexus -- share insights from research and case studies in the field, to generate best practices for the future. This 2007 Congress will focus on Habitat Restoration with a dozen technical tracks covering issues from coast to coast and around the globe. For more information, visit: http://content.asce.org/conferences/ewri2007/index.html.

2007 Conference of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) West Region--Omaha, Nebraska: May 20-22, 2007. Organizer: ASDSO. ASDSO both provides a unified voice for and promotes effective programs and policies on behalf of those involved in dam safety. This educational conference is geared toward dam safety officials, engineers, and dam owners and operators in the western states. Visit http://damsafety.org/.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2007 Joint Assembly--Acapulco, Mexico: May 22-25, 2007. For the first time ever, an American Geophysical Union meeting will be held in Latin America. The AGU is joining with 11 other scientific societies in Mexico, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the United States for this meeting, which will cover the same broad range of earth and space science topics as other AGU meetings. See http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja07/.

River Basin Management 2007--Kos, Greece: May 23-25, 2007. Organizer: Wessex Institute of Technology. The purpose of this conference is to communicate recent advances in the overall management of riverine systems, including advances in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, environmental protection, and flood forecasting. It is designed to bring together practicing engineers, environmental managers, and academics in the field. To learn more, visit http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2007/rm07/.

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10) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Emergency Management Specialist
Jackson Health System; Miami, Florida

The Emergency Management Specialist assists in the coordination of disaster response or crisis management activities for the Public Health Trust - Jackson Health System located in Miami, Florida. Responsibilities include acting as an inter/intra-agency liaison for the PHT/JHS emergency management department, assisting in the preparation of emergency management plans and procedures addressing natural, technological, biological and chemical events, as well as other types of internal and external disasters. Must be able to identify complex problems related to emergency preparedness and review/research related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions pertaining to the healthcare industry. Must have knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective emergency management operations for the protection of patients, employees, data, property and institutions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree in hospital or business administration or graduation from an accredited college or university with degree in a related field is required and two years' administrative or business experience including some supervisory experience.

TO APPLY: Forward resume to Dnemire@um-jmh.org.

Federal Coordinating Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency; Chicago, Illinois

RESPONSIBILITIES: Incumbent serves as the principal staff advisor to the Director, FEMA in leading and coordinating the timely delivery of all Federal disaster assistance to support state and local governments and affected communities. To achieve the timely delivery of full disaster assistance, the FCO will maintain a balance between sound management practices and pressure to satisfy stakeholders' interests. Specifically will perform the following duties: Establishes the Federal presence as the President's at the disaster operation site. Coordinates the relationships betweens Federal, State, local and FEMA personnel in partnership with the State Coordinating Officer (SCO) and advises the Governor on the status of the Federal response. Establishes response, recovery and mitigation operations with the SCO. Manages media, community and other external relations to communicate the availability of assistance to Congress, applicants and the general public as well as establishing communications links with the media and elected officials. Establishes a disaster assistance site to administer relief services and coordinates activities of state and local governments, activities of Federal agencies and volunteer organizations. Works with the Disaster Recovery Manager, Regional Director and/or FEMA to implement appropriate financial controls and to coordinate and monitor Federal program and administrative activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements as contained in the OPM's Qualification Operating Manual. These are available on line at http://www.opm.gov. The manual states that one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the Federal service is required. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of that position.

Fax: 540-535-2839

Director, Disaster Training & Exercises
The American Red Cross in Greater New York

The American Red Cross in Greater New York is currently seeking a Director, Disaster Training & Exercises within the Disaster Planning & Response Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages the design and development of new and existing disaster training programs, including participant materials, facilitator guides and related teaching aids and oversees the implementation of those programs. Manages the design and development of an exercise program and oversees the implementation of exercise plans. Develops and maintains relationships with external agency representatives to plan and implement disaster response training and exercise programs. Represents ARC/GNY in the planning and implementation of interagency drills, exercises and after-action reviews.

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
-A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the field of training or learning and development, producing high quality, performance-driven training. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience. Emergency management or American Red Cross experience preferred. Experience working with volunteers strongly preferred.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal and management skills. Excellent presentation skills. Detail oriented with an ability to work under pressure. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to lead, motivate and train staff and volunteers. Knowledge of office systems, MS-Office required.

OTHER: Some day and occasional overnight travel required. May be required to work long hours and a varied schedule, including nights and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Interested candidates may send their resume and a cover letter via e-mail to recruiting2@nyredcross.org or via fax: 646-557-5833. Please indicate the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Carlsbad, California

POSITION: Under functional direction, will perform professional, technical and administrative work relating to the coordination of the City’s Emergency Preparedness Program. This is a non-sworn position. The primary function is to direct and coordinate the City’s Emergency Management Team, developing, coordinating and conducting emergency preparedness response training and representing the City at state, county and regional meetings maintains the City’s Emergency Operations Plan and related documents. Manage all aspects of the City’s Emergency Preparedness Program; including but not limited to the City’s mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities, including all after-action reports and documentation. Establish and coordinate emergency planning services planning and provide public educational information on emergency mitigation, preparedness, planning, response and recovery with the City, School Districts, adjacent jurisdictions, utilities, business, industry, other governmental agencies and community groups; prepare specialized disaster plans designed to meet the needs of various sections of the community.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional level administrative, operations or related experience working in a public agency and performing duties which are closely related to the functions of this position.

A City Application is required. It is important that your application show all relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, abilities and skills you possess that qualify you for the position. Resumes are permitted, they will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process. Final candidates will have experience and educational background verified and will be required to furnish references.

Annual Salary $64,100 - $88,100
Download Position Flyer: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/hr/empdf/emerpre.pdf

Application materials may be obtained from and submitted to:

City of Carlsbad
Human Resources Department:
1635 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone (760) 602-2440 Fax (760) 602-8554
Or online at www.carlsbadca.gov/hr

Emergency Management Planner
C ity of Arlington, Texas

Assists the City's emergency management division in tasks related to grant application & compliance; updates & maintains emergency operations plan & annexes. Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, public health or related field + 2 years experience in emergency management, fire service, health, law enforcement or similar field.


Apply at www.ci.arlington.tx.us & click on "Employment."

Assistant Director for Grants and Contracts
Stephenson Disaster Management Institute
Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Salary range: $80,000-$110,000 annually

DESCRIPTION: The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI), newly created at the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University, aims to save lives by continuously improving disaster management through applied research and education. It will do this by bringing business and information management principles and high-quality research to bear on the unanswered management challenges of large, complex disasters.

SDMI's Assistant Director for Grants and Contracts is responsible for developing funded research opportunities that advance the Institute's applied research mission. Among the Assistant Director's primary responsibilities will be to: identify sources of funding for research projects; investigate and analyze promising opportunities; develop relationships with potential funders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; match funding opportunities with faculty throughout LSU and facilitate collaborative research; help faculty members obtain research funding, including providing detailed technical assistance with the preparation and submission of proposals; and manage grants and contracts once they are awarded, including assuring that deliverables and prepared and submitted as required, complying with reporting requirements, and tracking project budgets.

The E. J. Ourso College of Business invites candidates who have strong experience with public and private research grant programs to apply. The successful candidate must possess a bachelor's degree; a master's degree is preferred. The candidate should also have at least five years work experience in a position substantially concerned with grants and contracts management and/or program planning; a demonstrated ability to manage budgets; a solid understanding of intellectual property issues; good knowledge of regulations pertaining to human subjects research; a strong commitment to ethical conduct of fiduciary responsibilities; and a clear commitment to facilitating collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

To apply, please send a cover letter (including email address), resume, and the names and addresses of three references to SDMI Search, Attn: Dr. Amy K. Donahue, E.J. Ourso College of Business Louisiana State University, CEBA Building, Room 3166B, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or electronically to SDMI@lsu.edu.

Antarctic Emergency Management Fire Chief
Raytheon Polar Services; Centennial, Colorado/Antarctica

Raytheon Polar Services (RPSC) is the primary contractor for the National Science Foundation's United States Antarctic Program (USAP). We provide science, operations, and logistics support for two research vessels and three stations in Antarctica. RPSC is a business of Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC), a Raytheon Company. RTSC provides technical, scientific, and professional services for defense, federal, and commercial customers on all seven continents.

We are currently seeking a fulltime Fire Chief to work in our Centennial, CO office and deploy to our Antarctic Research Stations each Austral Summer season from approximately August to February.

The Antarctic Emergency Management Fire Chief will be r esponsible for organization and implementation of Raytheon Polar Services' (RPSC) fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical response plans, including development, through study and consultation with other officials, of the recommendations and plans for the protection of life and property within Antarctica. Acquires and maintains an extensive knowledge of department rules and regulations, RPSC’s administrative procedures and the SOPs of the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel; supervises short range and long range implementation of plans; studies the general trends and implications of changes of methods of fire fighting equipment and apparatus, and directs departmental planning to meet these needs. Ensures that personnel and equipment can meet the requirements of the Disaster Preparedness Program for McMurdo Station and Fire Prevention Plan. Supervises department personnel and takes necessary actions to ensure proper administration throughout the department. Work with USAP agencies and RPSC subcontractors to ensure fire prevention and protection needs are met. Responds to emergencies, disasters and hazardous material spills according to the responsibilities identified in the Disaster Preparedness Plan for McMurdo Station.

Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.

Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy. Provides direct support, using staff resources if necessary, to the achievement of all metrics related to RPSC.

Complies with all RPSC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation. Ensures that all subordinate employees are trained and understand RPSC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Maintains documentation as necessary to meet these requirements. Works to achieve RPSC goals and contractual commitments

REQUIREMENTS: Education: A minimum of a BS in Fire Science required or equivalent years of experience in Fire Science, or major course work in fire administration, public administration, or related field, or any equivalent combination of experience and training accepted in lieu of a degree.

Experience : Ten years of diversified fire fighter/fire department administration experience in recognized fire department supporting industrial, petroleum, civilian or military airfield and construction settings. Individual must have solid supervision, leadership and administration experience to include budgeting, staffing, hiring, equipment design and procurement.

Required Certification, Training and/or Licensing : Valid Driver’s License, Certification to the level of Fire Officer, and a minimum 10 years military or current civilian NFPA firefighting and ARFF certification are all required.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with USAF and NFPA instructions to include AMCI 11-208 and related publications. Also, Executive Fire Officer and Chief Fire Officer Certification are desirable. Hazardous Materials Specialist is desirable. Specific experience in cold and remote regions is preferred.

All full-time positions include competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. For time spent in Antarctica (if applicable), compensation includes room & board and eligibility for a salary uplift (there is a 54 hour work week in Antarctica).

Apply today at our website at www.rpsc.raytheon.com .

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