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Emergency Management System SME

Req #: 244692
Location: Indian Head, MD US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust

Job Description

CACI is seeking a Emergency Management System SME who will be responsible for defining and developing business plans, processes, policies, roles and responsibilities, communication, and performance metrics.

Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs.  Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff.   Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures at the direction of IPAWS PMO.  Provide expert recommendations for 24/7 service desk and implementation. Duties may include developing strategic plans and transition plans, conducting research and analyses of business practices, performing cost/benefit analyses, implementing process improvements, designing, and implementing communication strategies and plans, and facilitating organizational change to improve organizational performance and service levels. Individuals in this job family have regular interaction with clients.  This is a highly skilled, customer focused position.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • BA/BS + 7 YRS
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) experience in multiple systems is required.
  • Supervises employees, typically junior or mid-level
  • Sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results
  • Problems faced may be challenging, but typically are not complex
  • Ensures policies, practices, and procedures are understood and followed by direct reports, customers, and stakeholders
  • Manages projects/processes
  • May influence others regarding system design, solutions, and procedures
  • Subject Matter Expert in emergency management with specific experience in IPAWS alerting and technical support.
  • Provides strategic advice with expertise in alert and warning functions with specifications in Alerting Authorities IPAWS training, tests, and exercises
  • Advise Project Lead and PMO with IPAWS Lab development, strategies, and transition plans to support Operations:
  • Interview and provide recommendations for Tier- level new hires
  • Train staff on IPAWS-OPEN
  • Create and lead functional IPAWS exercises, tabletops, and evaluation to support AA’s
  • Recommend staff scheduling based on best practices, evaluate effectiveness every 3 months
  • Available to support 24/7 timeframe
  • IPAWS Lab staff training sessions and scenario-based exercises, and tabletops
  • Identify strengths and weakness
  • Regional training initiatives on IPAWS-OPEN
  • Evaluate trends and monitor metrics
  • Provide recommendations and corrective action plan

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Excellent Communication and writing skills
  • Skilled in MS Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Can mentor others
  • Willing to learn new systems and provide suggestions for improvement.
  • Works excellent in a team environment but can produce results while working individually.

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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