The Federal Reserve is Hiring an Emergency Preparedness Specialist

by John Galt
December 31, 2014 14:45 ET


As if the sphincter factor isn’t high enough with the recent stories about the US Treasury putting a solicitation out for “survival kits” the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States has this eye opening job to fill:

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

The full description direct from the Federal Reserve website:

Job ID #: 10185 Location: Washington, DC
Functional Area: Security Administration Department: Emergency Planning & Safety
Employment Status: Temporary Education Required: Bachelor’s or Equivalent Exp.
Position Type: Full-Time Relocation Provided: Yes
Experience Required: 5 years
Salary Grade Low: 25
Salary Grade High: 26
Position Description

The Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist is a professional in the field of emergency preparedness.  This individual serves as the coordinator in the Management Division (MGT Div.) for emergency preparedness, encompassing the development, coordination, and implementation of: unified planning, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, policies and procedures, emergency preparedness and exercise program training for Board staff, and coordination with other federal departments and local agencies such as the Metropolitan Police Department (MDP), District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS), Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Protective Service (FPS), Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) and Neighborhood Planning Committee (NPC). Responsible for expanding the Board’s emergency preparedness training and education programs, and assisting with the development of preparedness policies, and providing technical guidance. Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the Board s Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT) training, equipment, and response program, and is responsible for coordinating operational emergency response efforts for the MGT Div.

Position Requirements

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience plus five years of responsible work experience in the field.  A recognized expert in emergency preparedness and has working knowledge of Department of Homeland Security directives. Work experience within this field must include work at an interdepartmental or interagency level that includes on-line education development, training, emergency evacuation scenario development and training, and knowledge of fire protection best practices.  Must have working knowledge of National Incident Management Structure and Integrated Command Structure.  Highly involved in emergency preparedness planning across functional areas, coordinating emergency response actions and involvement at various levels of the ICS/NIMS structure.  Experience in developing emergency preparedness training, proficient in writing policies and directives in emergency preparedness, demonstrated ability to conduct vulnerability assessments, fire and life-safety protection, coordinate in-house and public outreach.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Board staff and external agencies, as well as strong written and oral communication skills preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to a strong customer service philosophy.  The individual must be able to maintain a secret clearance.

FR 26 requires a bachelor’s degree in emergency management, occupational safety and health, fire safety, industrial hygiene, or environmental health or equivalent work and field experience plus seven years of increasing responsibilities in the profession.  Scenario and real-world work experience that involved Incident Command (IC), emergency preparedness, response, and evacuation at the interdepartmental or interagency level preferred.  Experience and knowledge of fire and life safety practices desired utilizing National Fire Protection association (NFPA) standards and best practices.  Proficient and accomplished public speaker in the development, implementation, and delivery of formal and informal multimedia training programs and instruction that include classroom, field exercises, and on-line training. Must have proven experience in developing and implementing a hazardous materials emergency response program.  Certification and training under the National Incident Management Structure (NIMS) and FEMA/DHS Incident Command System (ICS) required.  Pertinent certification to the Hazardous Materials Technician level with HazMat Safety Officer Certification desired.

Holy crap. The Fed needs a certified survivalist. If this doesn’t make one wonder just how bad things are going to get in 2015, then why the hell would the Federal Reserve need this individual for anything unless they are expecting a natural disaster, war, or total economic collapse causing a civil war.

I would suggest prepping like a mother just based on this information alone.

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