Emergency management officers evaluate potential and actual disasters, ensuring adequacy of warning systems, shelters, and disaster preparedness plans. Emergency management officers prepare and administer measures to cope with chemical, nuclear weapon, reactor, and radiological accidents and incidents.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Organizes disaster preparedness functions and teams
- Plans, develops, and administers disaster preparedness program, including nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) defense
- Prepares and administers measures to cope with chemical, nuclear weapon, reactor, and radiological accidents and incidents
- Provides mutual assistance for civilian and military authorities
- Supervises the detection, location, isolation, and decontamination of nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards
- Serves as direct liaison to civil and federal authorities to plan, prepare for, coordinate, and execute civil disaster assistance programs pursuant to natural or manmade disasters
- Establishes test programs for equipment and/or ordnance systems
- Determines efficiency rating of ships by planning, organizing, conducting, or evaluating competitions and exercises
- Directs, coordinates, and supports search and rescue operations
- Determines adequacy of rations, medical stores, signaling devices, and other survival equipment