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ARRL Seeks Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

12/22/2009

The ARRL currently has an opening for an Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager to be based at ARRL HQ. The successful applicant will represent the League with governmental and non-governmental emergency and disaster response organizations and partners -- primarily at the national level -- for planning, continuity and operational purposes.

Job requirements include developing plans, protocols and procedures to address Amateur Radio's role in emergency communications operations at the multi-section, regional, and national level, as well as leading and training the ARRL Headquarters Incident Management Team to provide support and coordination for multi-section, regional or national incidents in the planning, mitigation and response phases. The position requires maintaining and reporting situational awareness through disaster intelligence collection during large disaster and emergency circumstances that require a multi-section, regional or national response. The Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager will also improve existing and creating new operational solutions and processes for the ARESĀ® program, including training and operational standards consistent with NIMS/ICS response protocols in conjunction with ARRL staff and members of the Field Organization. The successful applicant will represent the ARRL at national (and regional, when requested) Amateur Radio organizations, served agency partner meetings, conventions and exercises, and provide assistance and guidance to Section Managers and Section Emergency Coordinators regarding emergency preparedness and response.

Applicants interested in this position should hold a General class license or higher and have a Bachelor's degree, at least five years experience with Amateur Radio emergency communications in ARESĀ® (or equivalent) and have successfully completed the ARRL EmComm Level I course. Experience as emergency communications professional and/or first responder desired, including knowledge of and experience with ICS and NIMS. Completion of FEMA Courses IC-100, IC-200, IC-700, IC-800 and IC-802 is highly recommended. Applicants must have experience managing volunteers and be a current or previous staff member or volunteer for and/or knowledge of governmental and NGO emergency and disaster relief agencies. High level presentation skills, as well as strong verbal and writing skills and organizational ability are required. A complete list of job requirements and responsibilities -- including instructions on how to apply for this position -- can be found on the ARRL's Job Announcement Web page.



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