BA/BS Degree in Biological, Environmental or Physical Science OR Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in Emergency response or related fields such as facility inspections, hazardous materials management, information technology, training/teaching or public service.
- Communication/interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a variety of individuals and groups at local, state, tribal and federal levels.
- Experience required with Windows, Fax, Copying Machine, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS Excel, MS Access
- Powerpoint, Publisher
Support Preparedness Unit by providing info to EPA, state, local, tribal and other fed agencies, facility owners/operators and general public related to preparedness, prevention and response programs. Provide pertinent info for the update of R8 Preparedness newsletter and website(to be used as an outreach tool).
- Act as liaison to promote Chemical Awareness (i.e., EPCRA, RMP, CERCLA), Risk Management, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure programs to internal/external customers through technical assistance, outreach activities, training and technical writing, and through live/on-line outreach and education.
- Assist in representing the program at meetings and conferences by conducting outreach adn presentations.
- Assist with prep, implementation, and review of Emergency Response Plans by providing technical assistance and training to states, locals, tribes and the general public in cooperation with other agencies and facility owners/representatives.
- Work with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERCs) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCS) to implement plans, support of exercises and understanding the requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
- Regularly update Program staff, outreach calendar and database. Track results of meetings and action items and assist with Preparedness Unit outreach evaluations/reporting. Assist in development/updating all program outreach and education materials and contribute to the Preparedeness newsletter regularly. 10%
- Assist in Preparedness and Response activities as needed (evaluate Region specific exercises, attend the RRT, etc.). 5%
- On the job training with experienced supervisors and instructors will be available.
- Access to a privately owned vehicle: Travel to meetings and conferences
- Overnight travel: 5-10 overnights a month
- Air travel anticipated: Approximately 2 - 3 times a month
- Rental cars: Approximately 2 - 3 times a month
- Required Safety Gear: Hard hat, ear and eye protection, steel-toed boots
- Safety Gear Use: All site and facility visits