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Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2103576

Emergency Preparedness Planner

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our Emergency Preparedness team works to ensure that our clients at the state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal levels are prepared to respond to, recover from, and mitigate impacts from disasters and other emergencies. Our nationwide teams of experts provide strategic consulting services and support to emergency management and public health agencies throughout the United States and its affiliated territories. Our talented personnel possess a keen understanding of all aspects of the emergency management life cycle, including pre-disaster planning and preparedness as well as post-disaster planning to respond and recover from specific incidents. We share the mission-oriented focus of improving resilience for the agencies and communities that we serve at all levels of government. 

ICF seeks an Emergency Preparedness Planner to provide continuity and emergency planning services. The ideal candidate will be a continuity planning subject matter expert with a track record of superior client service delivery and leading planning efforts for federal agencies.

This is a remote position. The ideal candidate will be located in the Mid-Atlantic Region near the Washington DC Metro area. Travel to client sites and ICF offices, may be required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead continuity planning efforts for public sector clients.

  • Provide continuity training and exercise planning services and support exercise events.

  • Support the development of strategic and emergency plans to assist with mission execution.

  • Lead the development of deliberate plans to support National Planning Frameworks.

  • Lead the development of deliberate plans to address scenario-specific hazards and risks.

  • Develop crisis action plans for emerging or ongoing disasters.

  • Support assessments, course of action development, operational research, and design. 

Basic Requirements:

  • 10+ years of emergency management experience with 5+ years of federal continuity planning experience.

  • Expertise in continuity planning, strategic planning and deliberate disaster response and recovery planning.

  • Understanding of FEMA's role in coordinating response to support state and local partners.

  • Familiarity with the management of government contracts.

  • Eligible to obtain or hold active Public Trust or higher clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Continuity Planer (PCP) and/or Master Continuity Practitioner (MCP) certifications.

  • Experience with cross-functional team roles.

  • Ability to facilitate complex discussions with stakeholders.

  • Recent experience with Community Lifeline organizational construct.

  • Active FEMA or DHS suitability.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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