The Emergency Preparedness Manager at the Massachusetts Port Authority manages the development, implementation, and administration of Massport's emergency management plans and programs. This position oversees Massport's emergency support coordination, training, and exercise planning working closely with the operating units, Fire Rescue, the State Police, MPA police and airport operations at all airports. It also interacts with other Emergency Managers and agencies on a federal, state, and local level.
Essential Tasks of the Job:
Develops and manages comprehensive emergency plans for all Authority operating and support units which meet and/or exceed the federal regulatory minimum requirements under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, National and State planning goals, the Incident Management System, Incident Command System, and the Massport CEO's goals and objectives. Reviews, writes and revises existing plans to ensure they are current and effective. This includes the Massport Emergency Preparedness Plan, Massport Continuity of Operations Plan, the Emergency Operations Center plans, and the supporting plans of all Massport departments. Coordinates these documents with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the State Police. Identifies and implements emerging technologies to improve Massport's emergency preparedness and response.
Validates and documents Massport's emergency response needs in terms of people who are properly trained, equipment in the type and quantity required that is adequately maintained, and the budgets needed to keep Massport's emergency response resources current. Coordinates with the departments to ensure they understand and can achieve their response functions, including executive staff, as well as staff assigned to planning, logistics, and finance sections. Works with Massport, local, state, federal law enforcement and security officials, operations and facilities teams, and emergency managers from other organizations to ensure Massport has the most comprehensive plans and procedures possible.
Builds and maintains an integrated emergency response alliance and holds routine meetings with local, state, federal security, law enforcement, and transportation sector partners, as well as partners in interdependent and interconnected critical infrastructure sectors and the professional security community. Works closely with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Emergency Manager and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), a division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Plans, coordinates, and executes exercises of all types, and evaluates personnel, equipment, training, etc. required to respond to all-hazards emergencies of both short and long duration, resulting from natural or man-made causes. Assists the various Massport departments with emergency response awareness and training events (drills, exercises, classroom instruction) to raise employee levels of awareness and emergency response performance. Manages the implementation of department-level response training and awareness programs and implements an Authority-wide training and education program for all types of potential emergencies. In coordination with the Chief of Fire-Rescue and the Director Human Resources assigns and promulgates health warnings, and distributes health related educational materials associated with existing and anticipated public health issues.
Serves as a Massport representative to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Reports to the MEMA Bunker when necessary to represent Massport and to keep Massport informed as to the level of State activity. Coordinates the sharing of Massport equipment and personnel to other entities, or vice versa, should the requests be made and approved by Massport leadership.
Assists Massport departments in the development of annual operating and capital budget submissions that support Massport's emergency response objectives to ensure future needs are met. Assists in the preparation of federal and state grant submissions that support Massport's emergency response goals. Conducts regular and special emergency response committee meetings with both Massport and other agency representation to ensure consistent and unified security plan implementation.
May act for the Chief Security Officer in his/her absence.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Security Officer / Director of the Department of Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Job Qualifications and Requirements
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in Business Administration, Public Administration, Aviation Management, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice or a closely related field required; Master's degree preferred; and (within 1 year of hiring) successful completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS) - Incident Command System (ICS) Training (ICS 100, 200, 402, and 700). ICS 300 is optional.
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years of experience in a security or public safety or emergency management role with a minimum of 5 years in a management or leadership position preferred. 5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in project development and implementation. Demonstrated skills in working with senior security officials, senior company leadership, and federal, state and local law enforcement.
1. Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, and national emergency management operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
2. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for diverse individuals and groups.
3. Familiarity with emergency management software, such as Send Word Now and Web-EOC.
4. Familiarity with the DHS risk management methodology.
5. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
6. Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
7. Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in speaking and in writing before a diverse audience.
8. Ability to work in a team environment.
9. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships.
10. Current and valid driver's license unrestricted except for corrective lenses.
11. Ability to pass airfield driving test and obtain Aerodrome Ramp, Apron, and Airfield License.
12. Ability to pass Massport security clearance and obtain a Massport Security Badge.
13. Ability to obtain a Customs and Border Protection Seal.
14. Ability to pass Massport controlled substances testing and background security checks.
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