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Emergency Manager
Req ID 7745
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Emergency Manager


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for part-time, on-call Emergency Managers to work out of our Orlando, FL office.  The following locations will also be considered: Birmingham, AL; Tucson, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; New Orleans, LA; Kansas City, MO; Raleigh, NC; Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH, Oklahoma City, OK; Portland, OR; Exton, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbia, SC; Dallas, TX; and Houston, TX.  Be involved in projects with our Federal Programs Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.ojects with our Federal Programs Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

We are seeking individuals who are eager to assist during disasters on an on-call basis as a reservist employee, with the availability to deploy with little or no advance notice and for potentially long durations.   

Visit this link to learn more about our Federal Programs Team https://youtu.be/KB7CcSJ45qw

Your Impact

  • Lead Emergency Management team, providing services to clients preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters nationwide.
  • Manage Emergency Operations Center and/or Field Staging Area operations prior to, during, and post-disaster.
  • Lead and perform oversight of on-site duties including logistics, supply, cost/documentation and/or resource unit functions.
  • Attend periodic training throughout the year to maintain deployment eligibility.
  • Support Emergency Management Project Management functions. 
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years in an Emergency Management role (Response, Recovery or related)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or similar/related concentration
  • Broad knowledge of Emergency Management principles, methods and techniques
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study - Professional Development Series certification (IS-100/102/200/700/800/815)
  • Travel Required - Must be able to deploy to disaster area, with little or no advance notice and potentially for long durations, which could be up to a minimum of 30 days.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures 
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Emergency Management (or related field)
  • Asset Management and Supply Logistical Operational Experience
  • Previous experience managing Field Staging Areas or state Emergency Operations Center or related environment
  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER certification, which would also require being able to pass a HAZWOPER physical and be medically able to wear a tight-fitting respirator.
  • OSHA 10 or 30
  • DODAT1 
  • 1st Aid/CPR/AED



Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 75%
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Part
  • Primary Location: ORLANDO - E PINE ST
  • All locations: US-AL-Birmingham, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-AZ-Tucson, US-CA-Sacramento, US-DC-Washington, US-FL-Miami, US-FL-Tallahassee, US-GA-Atlanta, US-HI-Honolulu, US-IN-Indianapolis, US-LA-New Orleans, US-MO-Kansas City, US-NC-Raleigh, US-OH-Cleveland, US-OH-Columbus, US-OK-Oklahoma City, US-OR-Portland, US-PA-Exton, US-PA-Pittsburgh, US-SC-Columbia, US-TX-Dallas, US-TX-Houston

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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