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Emergency Preparedness Specialist III

Government and Military

Computer Specialist


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, performs moderately complex technical work focused on planning, developing, appraising, and implementing an emergency preparedness program compliant with DOE orders and directives.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request
  • Conducts work within WTP policies and procedures.
  • Ensure contract requirements are implemented appropriately
  • Develop and maintain the Emergency Preparedness program for WTP
  • Develop, conduct and evaluate EP drills/exercises for Facility Emergency Response Organization (FERO) proficiency
  • Facilitate Post drill Hotwash
  • Develop and write drill reports with suggested corrective actions
  • Prepares and revises emergency preparedness plans, controls, procedures, and instructions to assure they are current and effective.
  • Develop, revise FERO training program and conduct training for FERO
  • Track Emergency Response/FERO Performance indicators and provide resolution for negative trends
  • Conduct field surveillances and self-assessments on Emergency Management Program requirements as directed
  • Assist in the corrective action management process and follow-up as required
  • Periodically tests emergency equipment and maintains test records.
  • Participate in the Hanford Site Exercise Program
  • Serve as a member of the Hanford Site Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

May be asked to fill in for the Emergency Preparedness Manager in his or her absence


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

Amentum is a global company with a heritage dating back more than 100 years and delivering solutions in nuclear energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and national security. Our predecessors helped build Hoover Dam, protected fighting forces in World War II, and supported the Manhattan Project. Today, our teams clean up legacy nuclear waste around the world, manage the United Kingdom’s defense portfolio, design programs and tests for Navy submarine electronic systems, and provide integrated supply chain services needed in developing countries during the pandemic.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Minimum Requirements


BA/BS Degree, Emergency Management, Project Management, or a related field preferred. Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.


  • 4 years of experience required
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to lead working groups or integrate into a working group under the leadership of a peer or manager.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including strong proofing/editing.
  • Ability to analyze information for studies and Must be able to cope with conflicting deadlines, frequent interruptions, multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills, discretion, and professionalism to establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of management, peers, customers and offsite
  • Experience in interpretation and implementation of S. Department of Energy Federal Regulations, Orders and Guides related to Emergency Preparedness is preferred.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship