Facilities Emergency Planner

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Posting title
Facilities Emergency Planner

Roles and responsibilities
Must be authorized to work in the United States
W2 with full benefits
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen   

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking a Facilities Planner to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at www.columbususa.com

Job Description:
• Lead projects for the NCI EMPSB to develop and issue Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans and related documents for all NCI facilities located both on and off NIH main cam-pus.
• Work directly with senior and executive institute leadership to develop and implement continuity-related plans.
• Represent the NCI OSFM and EMPSB in presentations and meetings with a wide variety of audiences, including senior and executive institute leadership.
• Collaborate with executive institute leadership on strategic planning issues.
• Act as the program lead for the development and delivery of a comprehensive education and training program for NCI emergency volunteers.
• Act as lead system administrator for COOP software, the accountability scanner network, and the Geographic Inventory and Asset Tracking program (GAIT).
• Independently research and reference pertinent data and information to be used as the empirical basis for the NCI COOP planning efforts, specifically but not limited to the data and information needed to complete and publish a comprehensive Continuity Plan for all NCI facilities, personnel, and functions based on an all hazards approach.
• Work with NCI EMPSB to evaluate and complete an objective and empirically based Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) and Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk As-sessment (THIRA).
• Ensure that all NCI COOP planning efforts are conducted in close coordination with NCI emergency planning efforts and that all NCI COOP plans are synergistic with and com-plimentary to all NCI emergency plans.
• Coordinate NCI planning efforts with NIH Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) staff, including federal leads and contract staff as appropriate.
• Work with NCI staff to create and implement plans to prepare for, prevent, mitigate, re-spond to, and recover from all types of hazards and a full spectrum of threats; natural, man-made, technological and national security emergencies.
• Develop program requirements for NCI based on FEMA Federal Continuity Directives 1 & 2, the Continuity Evaluation Tool, and other relevant documents, regulations, and guidelines.
• Collaborate with appropriate local, state, and federal partners and stakeholders to ensure that NCI COOP plans are coordinated with existing continuity, response, and recovery plans from other agencies.
• Ensure competency of NCI COOP staff through an education and training program.
• Develop drills and exercises to train and test the ability of NCI staff to respond to and re-cover from an incident that triggers activation of the NCI COOP plan.

Required Skills:
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Minimum of six (6) years of related experience.
• Experience with emergency preparedness and continuity planning.
• Knowledge and experience with Microsoft office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Pow-erPoint).
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Experience in delivering presentations to executive-level leadership.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
• Experience forming teams to complete complex and sensitive tasks on short timeframes.
• Ability to identify and analyze threat-related intelligence and incorporate into NCI COOP plans.
• Ability to identify and clearly communicate physical security requirements related to CO-OP planning.
• Ability to adapt to and navigate politically-charged government environments.
• Experience and skill in developing and delivering high-level briefings.
• Experience in development and delivery of comprehensive instructional programs.

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