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Emergency Management Duty Officer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689899

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Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$75,900 - $146,200 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate¿s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you a passionate emergency management professional looking for your next great opportunity? If so, we want you to join our team! We are seeking emergency management professionals to assist in the implementation and sustainment of the 24/7 Emergency Management Operations Communication Center (EMCC) for the Laboratory.

As an Emergency Management Duty Officer, you will be the Laboratory’s primary point of contact for incident notification and reporting and coordination of emergency and non-emergency activities and ensures the implementation of appropriate emergency plans, procedures, and checklists in accordance with Federal laws, DOE orders and other related DOE directives and guidance. The EMCC Duty Officer is responsible for making time urgent decisions to include categorization and classification of operational emergencies, initial protective actions, making time-constrained internal and external emergency notifications, assessing actual or potential impacts from severe weather, and assessing the need to activate the Emergency Response Organization (ERO).

Our primary mission is to protect life, property, and environment through the implementation and sustainment of a comprehensive emergency management system.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Coordinate and support emergency and non-emergency activities with the Kirtland Fire Emergency Services (KFES), local, State, and federal agencies to include DOE/NNSA Headquarters Watch Office, Sandia Emergency Operations Center (when activated), and other Laboratory personnel and organizations, as applicable.

  • Support KFES incident command and other agencies during emergency incidents using subject matter expertise to provide guidance of SNL emergency processes, site-specific hazards and operations, and SNL management and operations structure Receive, document, and assess incoming emergency and non-emergency high-stress calls and coordinate response actions to resolve the situation or incident.

  • Interpret plans, procedures, checklists, and other reference materials during emergencies and nonemergency high stress incidents.

  • Make time-urgent categorization and classification decisions of operational emergencies and implementation of immediate and follow-on protective actions.

  • Perform time-constrained internal and external emergency notifications to contractor and federal leadership and other partners, and local, State, and federal agencies to include DOE/NNSA Headquarters Watch Office.

  • Activate the SNL Emergency Response Organization as needed or requested.

  • Assist in the preparation, review, and approval of functional organization implementing and supporting plans, procedures and checklists.

  • Prepare detailed situational reports for emergencies and non-emergency significant events to ensure situational awareness across a broad set of partners, to include senior contractor and federal leadership.

  • Assist in developing and conducting drills and exercises and participate as a controller or evaluator, as assigned.

  • Ensure operational readiness of assigned emergency facilities, equipment, and systems, and other materials needed for incident management and coordination activities.

  • Work in a rotating shift environment, to include days, nights, weekends, and holidays, as assigned.

  • Other applicable duties as assigned.

This position requires the availability to work various shifts, including on-call shifts, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime to meet staffing requirements.

Qualifications We Require:

  • A bachelor’s degree in emergency management, public safety or related field and at least (5) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in applying the Incident Command System principles, concepts, and terminology for incident management and coordination activities during emergency or non-emergency incidents.

  • Experience in development, preparation, publication, and implementation of emergency response plans, procedures, reports, and related documentation in accordance with Local, State, and Federal guidelines.

  • Demonstrated experience performing incident notification and reporting requirements for a broad-range of stakeholders.

  • Writing skills and experience that demonstrates incident and procedural research, planning and outlining, editing, revising, spelling and grammar, and document organization.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Must be able to demonstrate effective oral, analytical, written, and communications skills.

  • Ability to consistently organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks in a fastpaced environment.

  • Experience developing and implementing emergency management programs in accordance with DOE Order 151.1D, “Comprehensive Emergency Management System.”

  • Experience in making decision related to categorization and classification of operational emergencies and protective actions.

  • Experience working in a 24/7 command center environment in a Duty Officer/Watch Officer role; or experience working in an Emergency Operations Center environment.

  • Advance knowledge of the Laboratory’s mission, programs, capabilities, and unique hazards.

  • Advance knowledge of the National Response Framework, National Preparedness Goals, National Incident Management System, and the Incident Command System.

  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credentials.

  • Advance degree in emergency management or related field or enrolled in a program.

About Our Team:

The Emergency Management organization is responsible for protecting the workforce, public, property, and the environment from all-hazards through the implementation of all phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Additionally, the Emergency Management program is comprised of an integrated team of emergency management and public safety professionals dedicated to protecting life, property, environment, and Sandia’s reputation.

The Emergency Management organization and its partners prepare for emergencies through the development of comprehensive emergency plans and procedures and conducting training and drills. The program is validated through performance-based exercises to demonstrate emergency response capabilities and by conducting programmatic assessments as part of readiness assurance.

Sandia’s Emergency Management program is based on the National Incident Management System, a framework that provides shared vocabulary, systems and processes that guide how personnel work together during incidents or disasters. Emergency Management staff coordinates and collaborates with local, state, federal, and tribal governments, as well as nonprofit and private sectors for emergency preparedness and response through mutual aid agreements and other preparedness initiatives and activities.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 689899

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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