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Emergency Management Specialist-COOP

Job ID JR101060 Date posted 04/02/2024

The Emergency Management Specialist position resides in the Office of Emergency Management within the Laboratory Protection Division.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Continuity Program (COOP) as the COOP Coordinator for BNL, includes the quarterly accountability drills and COOP MEF exercise.  

  • Works as part of a team to assure that the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is operationally ready, to specifically include the areas relating to response personnel training, warning, communications, maps and displays, weather monitoring and IT infrastructure.

  • The ability to prepare professional reports and develop program materials and plans, and formal presentations.

  • Providing effective training in emergency management concepts to varied and diverse laboratory audiences, including senior management as required.

  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management, employees, guests, and representatives of regulatory agencies is required.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interface with the U.S. Department of Energy, state and local emergency management agencies, and other DOE contractors.

  • Maintaining plans and procedures and ensuring compliance with related DOE Orders and guidance.

  • Assisting with emergency planning to include development, maintenance and updating of the site emergency plan and local emergency and disaster plans.

  • Serve as a section chief in the Emergency Response Organization and ensure all ERO members are properly trained.  The ERO is a structured organization with overall identified responsibilities for initial and ongoing emergency response and mitigation. 

  • Assist the BNL Drill and Exercise Coordinator responsible for scheduling, execution, and evaluation of BNL Drill and Exercise Program. Conducts the Drill and Exercise Program to test emergency plans and the response capability of the emergency management system, first responders and internal and mutual aid partners.

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of emergency preparedness plans, policies, systems, and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Additional assignments as directed by the OEM manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, emergency management, or equivalent science degree, with a minimum of 7 years of experience in emergency management.

  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, database and spreadsheet management, Microsoft Office products, and web-based business systems is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in emergency management practices, as well as advanced knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) is required. 

  • Demonstrated operational experience within an Emergency Operations Center and/or as a member of an emergency response team is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in plan and policy development required.

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting program surveys and assessments is required.

  • Experience developing training courses, exercises and after-action reports is required.

  • Demonstrated experience with hazardous material response is desirable.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” clearance.

Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate experience managing multi agency emergencies with EOC activation.

  • Certificates of training in FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400 & 700. 

  • Supervisory experience with emergency responders during a critical emergency, and/or supervisory experience in military operations in a deployed setting.  

  • Demonstrate experience interacting with federal/state/local emergency management agencies.

  • A working knowledge of DOE requirements, in particular, DOE Order 150.1B Continuity Programs and DOE Order 151.1D Comprehensive Emergency Management.

  • FEMA – National Continuity Training Program (NCTP), certificate or training.

  • FEMA – National Continuity Program (NCP) – Continuity Excellence Series certificate or training.  

Environmental, Health, and Safety Requirements:

  • This position is subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of any emergency and may require irregular work hours.

  • This position is subject to travel.  (minimal travel)


  • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $111300 - $126100 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

  • Relocation and housing expenses are not authorized for this position.

  • This position is fully onsite located at BNL.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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