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Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response

Primary Objective of Position:
Develop and maintain ARRL’s Emergency Communications and Emergency Preparedness functions, both internally and externally.

The Manager, Emergency Preparedness and Response reports to the Manager of the Membership and Volunteer Programs Department.


  1. At least five years experience with amateur radio emergency communications in ARES or equivalent and completion of ARRL EmComm Level I course
  2. Experience as emergency communications professional and/or first responder desired, including knowledge of and experience with ICS and NIMS. Completion of FEMA Courses IC-100, IC-200, IC-700, IC-800 and IC-802 highly recommended
  3. General Class or higher Amateur Radio license required
  4. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of emergency management professionals.
  5. Experience managing volunteers
  6. Currently or previously staff member or volunteer for and/or knowledge of governmental and NGO emergency and disaster relief agencies
  7. High level presentation, verbal and writing skills
  8. Strong organizational ability
  9. Bachelor’s degree

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Represent the ARRL with governmental and non-governmental emergency and disaster response organizations and partners, primarily at the National level, for planning, continuity and operational purposes.
  2. Develop plans, protocols, and procedures to address amateur radio’s role in emergency communications operations at the multi-section, regional, and national level.
  3. Lead and train ARRL Headquarters Incident Management Team to provide support and coordination for multi-section, regional or national incidents in the planning, mitigation and response phases.
  4. Maintain and report situational awareness through disaster intelligence collection during large disaster and emergency circumstances that require a multi-section, regional, or national response.
  5. Improve existing and create new operational solutions and processes for the ARES program including training and operational standards consistent with NIMS/ICS, response protocols in conjunction with ARRL staff and members of the Field Organization.
  6. Maintain and update EPR content on the ARRL Website.
  7. Represent ARRL at National (and regional, when requested) Amateur Radio organizations, served agency partner meetings, conventions and exercises.
  8. Review and assure compliance with existing MOUs with government and non-government agencies and served agency partners.
  9. Monitor ARES and nationwide Emcomm status and provide reports to management, Field leadership and to ARRL governance bodies, when requested.
  10. Provide assistance and guidance to Section Managers and Section Emergency Coordinators regarding emergency preparedness and response.
  11. Create original content and assure accuracy and timeliness of other content for QST articles, the ARES-E Newsletter and other media, as required.
  12. Establish annual plans and budgets for the EP&R branch and manage to those goals in conjunction with the MVP Manager.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:
Monique Levesque
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
fax: 860-594-0298
email: mlevesque@arrl.org

Please include your salary history and/or requirements. ARRL is an equal opportunity employer.

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