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									                    The Seattle Police Department
                                                      invites applications for

                                  Outreach & Training Specialist
                                       Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

                                                JOB # 2012-01789

Job:          Outreach & Training Specialist (SA 1 CL & PS)
Status:       Regular / Full Time
Shift:        See Below
              Tuesday August 28, 2012 to Tuesday September 25, 2012
Filing Dates: (Closes at 4 p.m.)
Salary:       $33.03 - $49.55 hourly (DOE)
Location:     Emergency Operations Center / 105 5th Avenue South

Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a nationally recognized program for its innovative and
ongoing efforts in preparedness education and community outreach. Within the “Whole of Community”
philosophy, Seattle OEM engages the community, neighborhood and District levels in planning,
preparedness, training, exercises, and special initiatives. The Outreach and Training Specialist is one of
two positions dedicated to utilizing existing and innovative methods in developing, improving, delivering,
and evaluating emergency preparedness educational programs (SNAP, CERT, skills-based training, etc.)
intended to reach the city’s diverse makeup of residents, City employees, neighborhoods, and community
partners. The ultimate goal through these programs is to guide the community on protecting lives and
property, and helping the overall community attain self sufficiency in anticipation of emergencies and
disasters. This position is part of an overall team within OEM that has responsibilities associated with
activations of the City’s Emergency Operations Center and the successful candidate must have a
complete grasp of all emergency management functions in order to supplement programs associated with
mitigation, emergency response operations, post-disaster recovery operations, planning, and exercises.
This position works with another Preparedness Training Specialist and reports to the Public Education
Coordinator of the OEM.

The Seattle Office of Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness efforts outreach to City
departments and employees, households, businesses, and other organizations to provide guidance on
preparing in the event of a disaster. Specific to this is the outreach strategies, methods, and programs
used to educate and train Seattle residents and workers about personal preparedness, including how to
create a disaster plan, build a disaster kit, and ways to help each other at home, work or wherever you are
when the disaster happened. These strategies will rely on training City employees, partners, outside
trainers, and volunteers (and paid volunteer coordinators). Specific programs have been designed to
provide emergency preparedness training to all of Seattle’s diverse communities, including traditionally
underserved and under resourced neighborhoods and groups, lower-income residents, and people whose
first language is other than English.

          The Seattle Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity in the Workforce
This position will coordinate the development of these programs, including establishing identified and
measurable outcomes. Program coordination will also occur with other team members within the Office of
Emergency Management and other city agencies that provide similar services. In many cases this
position has the lead responsibility for developing, implementing, advocating for, administering, evaluating,
and improving these programs.

In addition to assisting Seattle’s communities to be prepared in the event of a disaster, the Outreach and
Training Specialist will be working to establish various communications capabilities and methodologies
that will be used to meet community and city needs following a disaster.

Overall skills of the Outreach and Training Specialist include:
    Ability to speak clearly and persuasively, and listen effectively.
    Understanding of different learning styles and ability to adapt programs according to type of
    Understanding of diverse communities and cultures.
    Ability and enthusiasm in public speaking, training and group interaction.
    Expertise in public relations and public outreach.
    Expertise in standard software programs such as Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel.
    Ability to elicit cooperation, build professional relationships, and engender trust.
    Ability to develop and maintain data tracking systems.
    Familiarity with web development and social networking platforms and communications.
    Understanding of the fundamentals of professional emergency management; familiarity with the
       incident command system; knowledge of geology and the study of earthquakes; understanding of
       mitigation techniques.

This position serves on a rotating basis as Staff Duty Officer, the primary point of contact for agencies in
need of emergency management support during non-work hours. During Emergency Operation Center
(EOC) activations, this position will serve in various roles, provides leadership to department
representatives and serves as the face of Seattle to other jurisdictions doing business with the EOC.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in communications, education,
emergency management, public relations, or planning. Four years of professional experience in
emergency management, public education, community outreach, program development and design, or
related field. Experience communicating to internal and external audiences as an authoritative
representative of elected officials or executives on significant issues related to priority programs and
services, for the purpose of garnering support, shaping opinions, and achieving important objectives.
Experience acting as a technical expert on outreach and training issues, and developing
recommendations for senior management on policy options and program direction. Excellent customer
service skills, including effective listening and problem solving, and ability to deal courteously and
professionally with members of other agencies and the public. Some combination of education and
experience may be applied to fulfill these requirements. Several Incident Command System (ICS) courses
must be completed within the first 12 months on the job. Driver’s license. Selected candidate must
successfully complete a Seattle Police Department comprehensive background investigation.

          The Seattle Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity in the Workforce
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years experience in delivering community education and outreach
programs and emergency management services. Completion of relevant emergency management
courses such as the Professional Development Series, Emergency Management Institute Independent
Study Series, etc. Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to
effectively communicate to and with diverse range of stakeholders. Experience in managing some major
aspect of emergency response in the field or in an Emergency Operations Center setting is highly

 Must satisfy a Seattle Police Department background investigation
 Must be willing to work a non-standard schedule which will include evening and weekend days
 Must be willing to carry a pager and cell phone and participate in Staff Duty Officer rotation
 Must be able to work cooperatively in a team environment
 Must have a Washington State Driver’s License
 Must be able to lift 50 pounds

The Seattle Police Department is a great place to work. With roughly 1,800 employees, it is big enough to
meet and work with a variety of people, while small enough that you will get to know many of your co-
workers. Working for the City of Seattle offers a very generous retirement and benefits package that
includes medical, dental and vision.

Seattle Police enjoys a national reputation for excellence; known for our training, and our support for
technology and innovation.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at A computer is available for use to
complete an on-line application and is located at the Personnel Department, Seattle Municipal
Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA 98124-4028. Please refer to
JOB # 2012-01789
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          The Seattle Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity in the Workforce

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