At the direction of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency's (EMA) Watch Chief (Public Safety Intelligence Manager) formulate, revise & implement policies & procedures that deal with establishing & maintaining situational awareness on a specific hazard, current event or disaster for the receipt of time sensitive event or disaster information (e.g. create policies & procedures to determine proper protocol for analyzing & disseminating hazard or disaster information to state, local & federal emergency response & other officials); Coordinate notification & response with local, state & federal emergency management & homeland security officials (e.g. develop analysis on all aspects of disasters & potential hazards; collect, research, & analyze disaster information from numerous resources to determine potential hazard level); Develop, monitor, & analyze informational databases, spreadsheets, & reports to assess the magnitude & scope of impact of an emergency or disaster; Collect relevant disaster information via telephone, written correspondence & other redundant communication mediums with State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) partners at all levels of government; Monitor, collect, analyze, & disseminate situational awareness information & situational awareness reports (e.g. Watch Reports, Incident Reports & Advisories) for the State of Ohio; Prepare input for daily briefings, presentations, & reports pertaining to the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency operations.
Maintain common operating picture for the State of Ohio including overall threats, hazards, & response operations throughout the state &/or nation as resources are deployed; Support information & intelligence gathering for situational awareness reports; Support incident specific briefing to senior agency leadership & others as directed; Review correspondence, directives, & reports to ensure accuracy & completeness; Analyze trends that may indicate potential need for state involvement & asset deployment; Conduct special analytical studies or assessments to support the agency.
Monitor the MARCS radio system for EMA traffic, support monthly radio checks, track deployed resources; maintain & test notification & critical contact lists.
Respond to the State EOC during critical incidents; Create & modify products using Geographic Information Systems; Participate in cross-training exercises with information gathering & sharing partners, to include Homeland Security & Ohio State Highway Patrol Hub; Perform related other duties as assigned. Assist with office-related tasks as they pertain to the functionality & operation of the unit.
Completion of undergraduate core program in homeland security, political science, criminal justice, international affairs or related field; 12 mos. exp. in conducting research studies &/or problem solving using operational, mathematical, analytical &/or statistical research techniques & preparing reports, records &/or technical evaluations related to conducting research.
-or 36 mos. exp. conducting research studies &/or problem solving using operational, mathematical, analytical &/or statistical research techniques & preparing reports, records &/or technical evaluations related to conducting research.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics
Knowledge of: Safety Practices (disaster relief); Public Relations; *Agency Policies & Procedures (ODPS, EMA, disaster & criminal response, etc.); Government Structure & Process; Interviewing.
Skill in: Word Processing (Microsoft Office, GIS software packages, etc.); Equipment Operations (personal computer, telephone, general office equipment).
Abilities to: Define problems, collect, data, establish facts, & draw valid conclusions; deal with many variables & determine specific action; use statistical analysis (analytical &/or statistical research techniques used in problem solving & decision making); maintain accurate records; prepare meaningful, concise accurate reports (reports with geo-spatial &/or database analysis); prepare & deliver speeches/presentations; work alone on most tasks; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public.
(*)Developed after employment.
Completion of undergraduate core program in Emergency Management or Public Health.
Unusual Working Conditions:
May require some travel. Working hours will include nights, weekends and holidays, based on operational need.
Training and Development Required to Remain in the Classification after employement:
Positions also requires the ability to obtain & maintain secret level federal security clearance.
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