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Amentum Emergency Preparedness Specialist 3 in Richland, Washington

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

  • Ensure contract requirements are implemented appropriately

  • Develop and maintain the Emergency Preparedness program for

  • 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

  • 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 has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

    The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

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 report. 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 agencies

  • Experience in interpretation and implementation of U.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

Preferred Qualifications

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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