Senior Planner

Current project: Update to the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex to the Federal Interagency Operational Plan for Response and Recovery.

Senior Planner Responsibilities: Leads a planning team through the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. Responsible for leading all aspects of team support to FEMA planning efforts.

* Serves as the primary point of contact for contractor team work assignments and reporting

* Ensures deliverables are on schedule, consistent with FEMA doctrine/guidance, and meet Performance Work Statement requirements

* Assists in the preparation and writing of the scenario, fact sheets, Information Analysis Briefs, plan Courses of Action, Course of Action Decision Brief, and the final plan

* Assists with planning, preparation, and facilitation of working group sessions

* Monitors and identifies threats to contract progress and assists FEMA in developing effective remedial action

* Provides updates on project status, deliverables, and project management

Minimum/General Experience:

* Ten (10) years of emergency management experience and five (5) years of supervisory experience.

* Documented comprehensive understanding of emergency management response and recovery programs and FEMA's role in coordinating the Federal assistance to support state and local partners.

* Demonstrated understanding of the six-step planning process, operational planning within the context of deliberate planning, and emergency management exercise programs and principles.

* A documented work history demonstrating success at increasing levels of responsibility; project complexity in the areas of disaster response and recovery planning, including supervisory and team leadership positions as well as knowledge of team member roles; and familiarity with the management of government contracts.

* A demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with planning partners or other multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

* Federal (FEMA) emergency management experience preferred

* Experience in Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources planning preferred.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree.

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