• Logistics Coordinator (Temporary Grant-Funded Position)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2018 4:14 PM)
    Req ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Emergency Management
    May Mayors Office
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  • Overview:

    This is a temporary, grant-funded position.


    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


    The City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) seeks a highly qualified candidate to serve as Logistics Coordinator. This is a position funded under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. The position is currently funded for a three year term, with continuation dependent on future grant awards.


    The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management coordinates the City's emergency management program and the Metro Boston’s homeland security program. OEM's Mission is to enhance the City of Boston and Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies. Working in close partnership with Boston's public safety and public health agencies, OEM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, conducts training, exercises and drills, and performs other services to support the City and Region’s overall preparedness. OEM follows an all-hazards approach, preparing for emergencies of different types - whether they be natural or man-made.


    The successful candidate will support citywide and regional resource management and logistics initiatives coordinated by OEM.



    Duties Include:


    Under the supervision of the OEM Director, the Logistics Coordinator works closely with OEM planners, as well as City, State, Federal, and non-governmental agencies to prepare for the effective mobilization, tracking, use, and demobilization of resources required for emergency response and recovery operations.


    The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for the following responsibilities: Draft plans to execute logistics procedures in support of emergency operations; Integrate multi-jurisdictional assets (City, State, Federal, non-profit, etc.) into plans; maintain and enhance plans for distributing commodities to the public in a post-disaster environment; conduct site visits and determine unique layouts for each location (staging areas, distribution points); develop, scope, evaluate, and establish emergency contingency contracts to support operations; work with regional partners to integrate information on available equipment, supplies, facilities, etc. into the Statewide Resource Management System; participate in drills and exercises; staff the City’s Emergency Operations Center during emergency activations; and perform other duties as directed.


    Performs related work as required. 


    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • At least three (3) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience in emergency management/preparedness, logistics, supply chain management, or other experience performing duties similar to those described above.  Additional experience strongly preferred. 
    • A bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, emergency management, logistics management, planning or a related field preferred and may be substituted for two years of the required experience. 
    • Knowledge of and experience applying emergency management principles and procedures; working computer proficiency; and strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree or certification in public administration, emergency management, logistics management, or similar field; 3+ years of professional experience in emergency management, supply chain management, warehouse management, operations; and previous experience working with federal, state and/or local emergency management programs or humanitarian relief programs.






    Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Non-Union/MO-9

    Hours per week:  35


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