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Emergency Management Professional

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 03/22/2024

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range
$118,290 - $151,932 Annually for the TSS.2 level
$142,050 - $182,388 Annually for the TSS.3 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Emergency Management Professional to plan, develop, refine, and oversee various technical elements of the LLNL emergency management and response program. You will also be responsible for authoring, reviewing and approving procedures, and other related documents, as well as plan, organize, budget, and lead multiple emergency management technical projects such as the establishment of a continually staffed 24/7 centralized emergency communication and alarms monitoring center. This position is in the Emergency Management Department, Response and Support Division.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. 

You will 

  • Manage, develop, and coordinate emergency operations and response support programs in accordance with industry standard incident management principles that include National Incident Management System (NIMS), California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Provide solutions to a diverse range of moderate to complex issues/problems in emergency management that require analysis of emergency response organization performance and creative use of established emergency management principles and response planning methodologies.
  • Use professional judgment within defined LLNL policies, DOE contractual requirements, and proven emergency management practices to develop and evaluate solutions to emergency response operational issues, including creations of procedures and job aids for members of the LLNL emergency response organization.
  • Respond to onsite emergencies as a qualified member of the Emergency Response Organization.
  • Maintain prescribed training and adhere to all relevant Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) and Security policies and practices, as well as LLNL Standards of Conduct and Business Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.3 level

  • Develop original solutions to complex technical problems requiring in-depth analysis for establishing a 24/7 Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center.
  • Participate in the selection, training and mentoring of EMD/Centralized Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center staff (12-14 employees).
  • Develop short and long-term goals and objectives for establishing a new 24/7 Centralized Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center at LLNL and plans to accomplish those goals.
  • Establish standards, training, policies, and procedures for operating and managing the 24/7 Centralized Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center and monitor and evaluate 24/7 Centralized Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center performance and staff compliance with EMD and LLNL policies, procedures, and customer expectations.
  • Develop and produce regular managerial level reports regarding 24/7 Centralized Emergency Communication and Alarms Monitoring Center operations, management, staffing, budgetary needs, and performance.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Emergency Management, or other related emergency management and response field, or equivalent combination of education with relevant experience in emergency management and response.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the Incident Command Systems (ICS).
  • Broad experience supporting emergency management or response programs, including the development of emergency preparedness strategies, emergency plans, and working in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or similar type of essential emergency response management facility.
  • Experience supporting emergency management or response at a large academic campus, governmental (i.e., DOE, DOD, NASA) facility, or industrial (i.e., petrochemical refinery, airport, manufacturing complex) site.
  • Experience working on scene with first responders (i.e., fire services, law enforcement, public safety, emergency medical).
  • Experience and a working knowledge with operating incident management software systems, such as BlackBerry AtHoc, FirstNet or WebEOC and use of industry standard technologies including database/software (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Project management and acquisition skills, highly advanced written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with all levels of management and staff.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.3 level 

  • General knowledge and working understanding of NFPA 1225 Standard for Emergency Services Communication.
  • Knowledge of the operation and experience in management of modern and complex emergency communications systems and equipment, including but not limited to: Computer Aided dispatch (CAD) programs, radio communication and related emergency communication systems.
  • Experience managing or leading a 24/7 emergency operations or communications center with responsibility for coordinating emergency response activities and actions.
  • Demonstrated project management and acquisition skills with complex multi element and stakeholder projects.

Qualifications We Desire

  • CEM Certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
  • Completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses: ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.
  • Experience implementing DOE Order 151.1D, Comprehensive Emergency Management System.
  • Ability to serve in an assigned on-duty/on-call position in the LLNL Emergency Response Organization, with the potential for 24/7/365 one hour recall to LLNL and assignment in the LLNL EOC during work hours and non-work hours for emergencies (earthquake, fire, hazardous material spills, security threats, etc.).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License in order to operate a LLNL emergency response support vehicle.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL.  Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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