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DSHS DDA Rainier Emergency Management Program Specialist

Company: Government jobs
Location: Buckley
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Emergency Management Program Specialist 3
We're looking to hire an Emergency Management Program Specialist at Rainier School, Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) where you'll perform program management for ensuring standards of life safety, emergency management and continuation of operations, risk management, and the environment of care for residents, staff and visitor safety.

Rainier School RHC provides 24-hour care for people who have behavioral health/developmental disabilities.

You'll be a subject matter/program expert in Emergency Preparedness and the Safety/Risk Management Program at Rainer School RHC and work closely with staff across the state. You'll monitor and provide onsite audits related to safe emergency preparedness, hazard mitigation, response, and recovery practices, and plans of correction for maintaining certifications in the Nursing Facility and Intermediate Care Facility as well as other reviews including Fire Marshal Emergency readiness surveys.

Some of what you'll do

  • Create an Emergency Preparedness planning team and coordinate the creation of plans and training for staff
  • Aide in developing safety programs such as fire/life safety, violence prevention, ergonomics, driving safety, and the Chemical Hazard Communication Program
  • Plan, write, and coordinate emergency and Continuity of Operations response plans and procedures
  • Develop, prepare, administer, and monitor contracts, reports, proposals, and budgets for designated emergency management programs, projects, and systems
  • Manage, assess, and deliver training and education activities
  • Manage and participate in tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises
  • Represent the agency at emergency management meetings
  • Perform accident investigations and reports; assist the Safety Officer in review and tracking of employee accident/injury incidents
  • Assist with recommending legislation to respond to changing emergency management program requirements and prepare testimony for legislative hearings
    We're looking for a professional with
    A bachelor's degree and four years of professional-level experience in emergency management, homeland security, disaster mitigation planning, emergency communications systems, financial management (grant management, contracting, claims management, budgeting), training/education, public information/affairs, program/project management, scientific environmental analysis or planning, civil/structural engineering, legislative affairs, and/or urban planning.
    (Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for the education requirement. A master's or Ph.D. degree will substitute for one year of the experience requirement.)
    Note: Qualifying program/project management is defined as: directing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating a project or program having a specific goal to be achieved within a particular time frame.
    Two years of experience as an Emergency Management Program Specialist 2

    • Experience interpreting NFPA 101 for Residential Board and Nursing Home Standards.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of employee and public safety and health administration including safety and health education and training, accident investigation, self-inspection, record keeping, publicity, safety committee operations, and other services common to the employee and public safety; principles and practices of organization and management.
    • Ability to: interpret and apply emergency management, safety rules, and policies; establish and maintain a safe and healthful working environment within the assigned facility; maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, and public; analyze and resolve a variety of safety and health problems.
    • Effectively utilize computer programs such as Word. Excel. PowerPoint. Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Professional. Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values, and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency's mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism, and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

      If you have questions about the application process, email Christopher Pulley, Recruiter, at and reference job number 18206

      Employees of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of your vaccine status. Please note medical or religious accommodation may be available once an offer of employment is made. Supplemental Information

      Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle

      Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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      More than Just a Paycheck!
      Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

      We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career. Like everyone, your first priority is ensuring that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.

      Read about our benefits:
      The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work (e.g. part-time); view the job posting for benefits details for job types other than full-time.

      Note: If the position offers benefits which differ from the following, the job posting should include the specific benefits.

      Insurance Benefits
      Employees and their families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.

      Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long-term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.

      To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website. The Washington Wellness program from the Health Care Authority works with PEBB to support our workplace wellness programs.

      Dependent care assistance allows the employee to save pre-tax dollars for a child or elder care expenses.

      Other insurance coverage for auto, boat, home, and renter insurance is available through payroll deduction.

      The Washington State Employee Assistance Program promotes the health and well-being of employees.

      Retirement and Deferred Compensation
      State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.

      Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.

      Social Security
      All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.

      Public Service Loan Forgiveness
      If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, and meet the qualifying criteria, you may be eligible to receive student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

      Full-time and part-time employees are entitled to paid holidays and one paid personal holiday per calendar year.

      Note: Employees who are members of certain Unions may be entitled to additional personal leave day(s), please refer to position specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information.

      Full-time employees who work full monthly schedules qualify for holiday compensation if they are employed before the holiday and are in pay status for at least 80 nonovertime hours during the month of the holiday; or for the entire work shift preceding the holiday.

      Part-time employees who are in pay status during the month of the holiday qualify for the holiday on a pro-rata basis. Compensation for holidays (including personal holiday) will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status in the month to that required for full-time employment, excluding all holiday hours. Pay status includes hours worked and time on paid leave.

      Sick Leave
      Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Overtime eligible employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month, earn a monthly proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Overtime exempt employees who are in pay status for less than 80 hours per month do not earn a monthly accrual of sick leave.

      Sick leave accruals for part-time employees will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment. Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

      Vacation (Annual Leave)
      Full-time employees accrue vacation leave at the rates specified in WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Full-time employees who are in pay status for less than 80 nonovertime hours in a month do not earn a monthly accrual of vacation leave.

      Part-time employees accrue vacation leave hours in accordance with WAC 357-31-165(1) or the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) on a pro rata basis. Vacation leave accrual will be proportionate to the number of hours in pay status, in the month to that required for full-time employment.

      Pay status includes hours worked, time on paid leave and paid holiday.

      As provided in WAC 357-58-175, an employer may authorize a lump-sum accrual of vacation leave or accelerate the vacation leave accrual rate to support the recruitment and/or retention of a candidate or employee for a Washington Management Service position. Vacation leave accrual rates may only be accelerated using the rates established WAC 357-31-165.

      Note: Most agencies follow the civil service rules covering leave and holidays for exempt employees even though there is no requirement for them to do so. However, agencies are required to adhere to the applicable RCWs pertaining holidays and leave.

      Military Leave
      Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year.

      Bereavement Leave
      Most employees whose family member or household member dies, are entitled to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave. In addition, the employer may approve other available leave types for the purpose of bereavement leave.

      Additional Leave
      Leave Sharing
      Parental Leave
      Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
      Leave Without Pay

      Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information regarding benefits.

      Updated 12-31-2022

Keywords: Government jobs, Seattle , DSHS DDA Rainier Emergency Management Program Specialist, Executive , Buckley, Washington

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