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Emergency Disaster Services Program Specialist

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The Salvation Army National Headquarters


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February 1, 2021
January 31, 2021
$65,447 - $81,810$2,517.23 - $3,146.54 paid bi-weekly

The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) position assists the National EDS Director in all aspects of emergency disaster services. This position serves as a resource to the field, raises awareness related to disaster services and serves as an advocate for the EDS field necessities; produces quarterly reports; monitors and analyzes monthly/quarterly reports for trends and formulates recommendations to administration; completes application processes for national public and private funding opportunities; serves as a member of planning committees as deemed appropriate; deploys to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) when activated as a Salvation Army (SA) liaison for Mass Care (ESF 6). May be deployed to a disaster site.  Researches, compiles, prepares and processes the National VOAD Bi-weekly Operational Report, FEMA VAL conference calls, and donor reports.  Serves as an approved spokesperson and prepares briefs to various outlets on EDS matters. Serves as the point of contact for national disaster organizations. Coordinates territorial charitable shipping requests during all phases of a disaster and manages donated goods received through various organizations and the logistical movement when requested.  Supports the coordination of the National Salvation Army Conferences with an EDS component, including set up of all conference calls, note taking, meeting facilities, badges, and other administration functions.

Knowledge and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency disaster management or related field with Salvation Army disaster training management (preferred) and two years’ experience working in the front-line emergency disaster services and first hand inter-agency collaboration; with two - three years’ experience working in the Public Policy, Communications or related fields. 

Demonstrated ability to lead meetings.  Ability to articulate The Salvation Army’s policies and programs and to be able to interpret accurately the organizations’ critical impact upon American life and values.  High proficiency in taking notes and compiling information into a report shared internally and externally.  Knowledge of NGOs and disaster organizations including The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, The United Way of America, and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. Proficient in MS Office Modules, including Teams, and video meeting applications.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid driver’s license, Train the Trainer Certification (after employment), AEM or CEM preferred.  

The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) position assists the National EDS Director in all aspects of emergency disaster services. This position serves as a resource to the field, raises awareness related to disaster services and serves as an…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Benefits after 90 days. Free lunch and underground parking.

Benefits after 90 days. Free lunch and underground parking.

Level of Language Proficiency

Highly proficient in the English language.

Highly proficient in the English language.

Location

615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Instructions:

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

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