Emergency Management Planner/Responder - Jr. Level
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 5/11/2019

Job Description

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.
Tetra Tech is seeking an Emergency Management Planner/Responder - Jr. Level to work in our Chicago, IL office.
The selected candidate will primarily be responsible for supporting the development of local, state and regional emergency response and recovery plans, as well as HSEEP compliant training and exercise programs. Activities may include hazard identification and risk assessment, research of best management practices, exercise design and control, after action reporting, supporting stakeholder meetings, drafting of plans and procedures, collecting and analyzing data, and response plan development to describe concepts of operations, mutual aid, regional coordination, emergency public information, resource management and logistics.

Opportunities exist to also provide support on a variety of environmental projects, including emergency and disaster response, with occasional significant travel and on-call support.  This work may include multi-media sampling, field audits and inspections, organizing and reviewing data, preparing reports, file reviews, collection of air monitoring data, training and exercise support, contractor oversight, and related services.

Job Requirements

1-5 years experience in emergency management or public safety. Previous consulting or emergency/disaster response experience is desirable. Travel, work in client offices, oral presentations, and written report preparation will be required. Candidate will manage project schedules and budgets and will interface directly with clients. Certified Emergency Manager and/or Master Exercise Practitioner credentials are preferred. DHS Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) training is required. Must have the ability to work in an unsupervised environment.
Must be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment. Must be able to be a self-starter and solutions-orientated worker. Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills, as well as proficiency with MS Office applications are required. GIS data analysis and geostatistics, coding (VBA, Python, etc.), or data management skills are desirable. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check.
BS/MS in Public Administration, Emergency Management, Communications, Political Science or related discipline. 40-hour OSHA, ICS or related training, or demonstrated first responder (environmental emergency response) experience a plus.
Occasional heavy lifting of field sampling and other equipment may be required. Candidate must also meet physical demands of on-site field work.  Travel is required and varies based on project requirements; may include some weekend travel and work. Candidate may be exposed to various weather conditions while performing field work outside.
For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job Snapshot

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

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