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Employment Opportunities

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Attn: Monique Levesque
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Fax: 860-594-0298

ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions


    Classification:  Exempt



    Summary of Position:


    The Emergency Management Director manages a team responsible for supporting ARRL Emergency Communications (EmComm) programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and National Traffic System (NTS), and works with staff to develop standards, protocols, and processes designed to support the Field Organization.


    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Serve as the official point of contact and liaison to key partners and other served agencies at the regional and national level including representing the ARRL at served agency and partner meetings, conventions and exercises along with organizing and providing presentations for various relevant audiences.

    ·         Oversee and manage the ARRL Emergency Preparedness department and its support of the Field Organization that includes but is not limited to:

    -          Soliciting, training and maintaining and ARRL Headquarters Emergency Response Team.

    -          Creating, soliciting or editing content for publications and electronic media.

    -          Administer the Ham-Aid program.

    ·         Encourage and assist key partners to establish plans, protocols, and procedures for incorporating amateur radio operators in their emergency response plans.

    ·         Interact with key partners to determine their requirements for communication volunteers and develop productive working relationships for planning, education, and operational purposes including ensuring ARES training aligns with expectations for auxiliary communicators.

    ·         Position the ARRL as a partner with its own set of volunteers. In cooperation with key partners, design, implement, and track ARRL’s tactical EmComm plans, protocols, and procedures to address amateur radio’s changing role in emergency and disaster response at regional and national levels.

    ·         Based on established ARRL policy, design and direct the continual updating and modernization of ARRL’s public service programs and volunteer training consistent with the emergency communications needs of key partners and the public.

    ·         Establish, in conjunction with the executive staff, annual plans including expense forecasts along with managing toward these goals in addition to monthly and annual financial, operational and situational reporting and analysis.

    ·         Represent the ARRL at national served agency and partner meetings, conventions and exercises.

    ·         Based on established policy, develop and ARRL EmComm strategic plan, monitor and report ARRL’s performance against that plan.

    ·         Create, review, and maintain national Memorandum Of Understandings (MOUs) with government, non-government and served agency partners, and make recommendations, as appropriate.



    ·         Effectively lead a team, provide direction, constructive feedback and development of employees.

    ·         Exhibit excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills, both internally and externally at all levels.

    ·         Exercise a clear understanding of ARRL’s existing public service offerings, ARES and NTS, along with demonstrating an understanding of Federal laws pertaining to emergency management and response.

    ·         Consistently demonstrate a thorough understanding of principles of effective emergency planning, training and management.

    ·         Maintain strong credentials in state-of-the-art emergency preparedness skills.

    ·         Ability to implement best practices in the development of policies and procedures.

    ·         Display excellent organizational, team-building, and management skills.

    ·         With one year of employment, successfully complete ARRL EmComm courses, intermediate and advanced FEMA training (as available) and complete the FEMA Professional Development Series.


    Knowledge and Skills:


    -          Current General Class or higher amateur radio license required.

    -          Ten or more years of experience in emergency management or equivalent. Preferably in a field organization management position.

    -          Experience in third party message handling and network operations such as ARES or NTS.

    -          Experience with common digital operating modes.

    -          Experience working in the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System emergency and disaster management response.

    -          Experience with commercial emergency communications applications such as WebEOC.

    -          Communications Unit Leader, Communications Unit Technician (Homeland Security), or equivalent professional experience preferred.



    -          Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in emergency management required.

    -          Certifications from NIMS, FEMA or International Association of Emergency Managers preferred.


    Interpersonal Skills:

    -          Must be able to effectively motivate and influence others with a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Building a team atmosphere and obtaining cooperation is an important part of the job requiring a high level of interpersonal skills.

    -          Strong leadership, motivational, team building, and conflict resolution skills are required.

    -          Must have the ability to effectively manage staff and volunteers.


    Other Skills:

    -          Proficient in the principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.

    -          Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite along with strong computer and office skills.

    -          Effective public speaking skills.


    Physical Requirements:  Must be able to independently travel.


    Work Environment:-         

    -          Office environment at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT, or the greater Washington, DC area with moderately frequent travel and/or telecommuting between the two. Telecommuting from home location possible.

    -          Work outside normal work hours as needed, particularly during disasters or special events.

    -          Frequent domestic and occasional international travel required.