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Employment Opportunities

Deputy Director

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Deputy Director helps to lead OEM’s mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery operations for all threats and hazards in the City of Philadelphia.  This essential position will assist with strategic planning, program development and implementation, and evaluation of an integrated program. The Deputy Director will oversee several functional program areas including planning, operations and resource support, or administrative and public facing functions.

The Deputy Director supports initiatives in these areas by understanding the nuances of each program, developing and directing dedicated staff members, preparing budgets, implementing a systems approach to all work, building and maintaining partnerships, conducting or overseeing project management, conducting crisis management activities, and problem solving. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, the Deputy Director works across the organization with planning, communications, administration, operations, and logistics program areas as well as with various local, state, and federal partners during exercises, emergency response coordination, and recovery operations.  The Deputy Director will serve as administrator on-call for the organization, liaising with City leadership, other agency executives, elected officials, community leaders, the press, and the public.

The Deputy Director must be able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, turn goals into objectives, catalyze action, traverse political and institutional challenges, build strong external partnerships, and effectively navigate the systems within which OEM operates. The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader and excellent communicator with high emotional intelligence and demonstrated experience being proactive in a fast-paced, uncertain environment.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

Alert & Warning Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

OEM is the primary city agency for emergency public alert and warning. In addition to traditional and social media efforts, OEM leverages: subscription-based text, email, and call notifications; reverse 9-1-1; the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which broadcasts over radio, television, and other mediums; and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). OEM is seeking an Alert & Warning Coordinator for managing the technical and strategic aspects of these critical capabilities to protect the public. Candidates should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast paced, flexible, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the sixth largest city in the nation. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, inquisitive, adept at working with diverse groups in stressful situations, can effectively manage computer-based systems, and can strategically manage the application of the systems while working in close consultation with the OEM Regional Integration Center (RIC), OEM Public Information Programs, and other stakeholders.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

Emergency Management Technology Program Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

OEM is responsible for a host of preparedness, response, and recovery activities that support the City of Philadelphia and the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. OEM is a 24/7/365 mission-critical operation that requires robust communication and information management capacities. OEM relies on legacy and emerging technologies to ensure reliable systems during emergencies and disasters. To ensure mission-critical functionality, OEM is seeking an Emergency Management Technology Program Manager to maintain as well as build, procure, and implement various technology platforms in support of the mission at both the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), mobile command post, and in the field. Working closely with the resource support and operations sections of OEM, the candidate will provide technical and logistical support for a wide variety of hardware and software employed by OEM and partners in a broad array of settings.

Candidates should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, flexible, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the sixth largest city in the nation. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, inquisitive, hands-on, and adept at working with diverse groups in stressful situations. While an enhanced level of technical proficiency will be expected from the candidate for various systems, a successful candidate will display the ability to deploy, operate, and demobilize numerous technologies while understanding their function within comprehensive emergency management service delivery.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

Response Planning Program Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

OEM is uniquely charged to integrate emergency plans from various agencies and organizations, while also implementing its own distinctive efforts. OEM maintains a 24/7 operational capability for events with significant impacts to public safety, critical facilities or vulnerable populations, long durations, or high complexity. Operations may materialize in a field response, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation, or remote coordination. To effectively plan for and execute these activities, OEM is seeking a Response Planning Program Manager. This position will see that OEM specific actions identified in citywide emergency operations plans are well documented, trained, and exercised for the Office of Emergency Management – whether employed in the field or from the City’s EOC. Candidates should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast paced, flexible, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the sixth largest city in the nation. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, inquisitive, adept at working with diverse groups in stressful situations, and has a proven track record of effectively leading under emergency circumstances.

To best prepare OEM and city partners to respond to any emergency or disaster, the candidate will work with many different entities from governmental and non-governmental organizations.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page.

 

Emergency Management Liaison Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION

The OEM mission in a 24/7/365 commitment. Mitigating, Preparing, Responding, and Recovering for planned and unplanned events requires around-the-clock dedication. The Emergency Management Liaison Officer’s (EMLO) role is to fill the OEM mission on behalf of OEM subject matter experts and to ensure that OEM is meeting the enduring needs of our partners. Specifically, the candidate will work with many different entities from governmental and non-governmental organizations.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

Regional Integration Center Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

OEM is seeking a Regional Integration Center (RIC) Coordinator to ensure the City of Philadelphia and regional partners maintain a high state of operational readiness through coordination, communication, and vigilance. Candidates for this position should possess a strong desire to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, professional public safety environment, and a willingness to serve the public in the sixth largest city in the nation.

To ensure the overall readiness of the City and OEM, the Regional Integration Center Coordinator will be required to work during non-business hours on rotating shifts. This includes 12-hour shifts, on a rotational schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays.  Successful candidates must be City residents within six months of hire. OEM staff also periodically work during non-scheduled hours for extended periods of time as needed in a field environment and during activations of Philadelphia’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

Public Health Operations Support Worker

JOB DESCRIPTION

Multiple positions will be filled from this posting. A Public Health Operations Support Worker with OEM will perform many critical tasks that require a hands-on solution. Operations Support Workers will operate equipment, manage supply caches, deliver goods, clean equipment, and conduct various field services like set-up and clean-up. Work locations may include vaccine or testing clinics, isolation and quarantine sites, the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Disaster Logistics Site, or transporting people and things in the field. At times, the role may be public facing by providing directions or answering general questions.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

Public Health Logistics Lead

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Public Health Logistics Lead will manage a range of functions and team members with assigned focused areas to ensure the effective provision of facilities, equipment, materials, personnel, and other resources for public health preparedness and operations. This management role will ensure daily tasks are completed and integrated across all public health functions and will also work in a strategic way to best position the program for a high level of availability. The Logistics Lead will liaise and negotiate with many external stakeholders to accomplish joint goals. The focus will be the strategic implementation of resource support and will at times require hands-on intervention to problem solve. Work locations may include the Disaster Logistics Site, vaccine or testing clinics, isolation and quarantine sites, the Medical Examiner’s Office, or transporting people and things in the field.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

Public Health Planning Lead

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Public Health Planning Lead will help manage and coordinate the Office of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 planning and response operations.  This position, under the supervision of the Public Health Preparedness Program Manager, will be responsible for performing several tasks related to current COVID operations as well as future pandemic planning for the City of Philadelphia.

The Planning Lead will be based out of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and will be required to be in-person to assist with emails, phone calls, and additional coordination efforts.  This position will have an overall situational awareness on COVID patterns and trends locally and nationally and will work closely with partners to support, plan for, and carry out COVID operations.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

Public Health Preparedness Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Public Health Preparedness Manager will manage and coordinate the Office of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 planning and response operations. This position, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, will be responsible for supervising COVID-19 EOC operations, coordinating with OEM staff and partner agencies on active COVID-19 operations, and participating in any future pandemic planning efforts for the City of Philadelphia.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

Public Health Facilities & Event Lead

JOB DESCRIPTION

A Public Health Facilities & Event Lead with OEM will fill many critical roles that require a hands-on solution. This role will serve as the primary assessor of temporary facilities and as relationship manager with owner/operators and with City administrative departments. Work locations may include vaccine or testing clinics, isolation and quarantine sites, the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Disaster Logistics Site, or transporting people and things in the field.

The Facilities & Event Lead will conduct day-to-day operations of research and evaluation of locations across the city. Activities may include contacting facility owners and operators, conducting inspections or feasibility tours, tending to site agreements, facilitating correspondence between site owners and the city, scheduling and arranging events at sites, managing a database of potential facilities and conducting event support operations with the Office’s logistics team. This position will work closely with external stakeholders as well as the City’s Department of Public Health, Law Department, Office of Risk Management, and Recovery Office.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

Tier II Internship

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Emergency Management Tier II Intern will assist in the collection and management of fees from companies throughout the city who are required under federal law to submit reports on chemical storage. This includes preparing and sending invoices, collecting, and depositing payments, and tracking companies who are delinquent in their reporting requirements. Additionally, the intern will attend the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings and assist the Health and Medical Planning Coordinator accordingly.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page. 

 

 

 


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