Emergency Services Communications Technicians

April 15, 2013  //  

Emergency Services Communications Technicians, #00118 and #00199
Emergency Coordinator I
Hiring Range:  $28,680 – $33,824
Pay Band: 3
Closing Date:  April 26, 2013

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) seeks two individuals to provide comprehensive emergency communication and warning services for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The selected applicants will operate the Emergency Management communications network during assigned shifts in a 24-hour 7-day a week environment; initiate response activities; allocate state resources during emergencies and disasters; route multiple incoming emergency and non-emergency calls; implement sound decisions to successfully coordinate multiple functions for multiple agencies; and perform daily operational tests of communication equipment.  Will also analyze data and coordinate alert notification services to staff, government organizations, and other emergency response personnel on current Emergency Management media events and local government incident occurrences.  The individuals may be assigned additional duties during an emergency or disaster.

Qualifications:  Extensive knowledge of standard communication procedures and equipment; knowledge of geographical areas of the state; knowledge of relevant Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; knowledge of policies and procedures of recordkeeping including the maintenance and security of communications reports; and knowledge of principles and resources for dealing with hazardous materials.  Ability to complete computer tasks related to typing of information and completing documents on computer systems with accuracy, speed and minimal supervision; to handle multiple tasks with strong coordination and organizational skills.  Demonstrated abilities to read and interpret maps, policies, procedures, and regulations; to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse populations; to analyze data in order to make decisions and maintain situational awareness across the Commonwealth; to operate public safety emergency communications equipment; to work in a team environment with all authority levels of local, state, federal, private sector, and volunteer groups; to work under stressful conditions and to operate specialized emergency vehicles. 

Must be a U. S. citizen at least 18 years of age with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions and have a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must qualify for US government secret security clearance and pass a criminal background check to include fingerprinting and DMV check.

Preferred:  Experience working in a call center, emergency communications center, military watch center or public safety environment preferred. 

Positions are restricted due to funding source(s). A one-year probationary period is required of all individuals newly employed or re-employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Applications will only be accepted online through the State Job Listing at http://jobs.virginia.gov.  Applications must include complete work history, salary data, and references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are accepted but will not substitute for a completed State application. Applicants will be required to answer supplemental questions when submitting an application.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Human Resource Office
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA  23236-3713
(804) 897– 9742

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund