Disaster Preparedness Specialist

Disaster Preparedness Specialist

Collateral Duty Description

Disaster Preparedness Specialist plans, develops and administers the command's disaster preparedness program. Advises command on how to integrate organizational functions necessary to prepare for, defend against, and recover from major accidents, both natural and man-made disasters; assists in the coordination with local, state, and federal authorities on disaster response operations.

Other duties may include, conducting training for nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare defense, hazard awareness, individual protection, decontamination, and mission restoration; may perform organizational maintenance on NBC defense equipment; uses equipment complying with procedures required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission license.

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The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities, and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must take a written exam.

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