Job Description

Remote Work:
Hybrid
Job Number:
R0199146
Location:
Arlington,VA,US
Fire and Emergency Services Specialist

The Opportunity:  

Our federal client is planning and executing actions to cease using aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). This position will provide policy and program oversight support for the federal client’s efforts to procure and transition to the new fluorine-free firefighting (F3) products, including ensuring that the removal of AFFF and the implementation of the new F3 products has minimal impact to mission operations, and the Department can ensure continued protectiveness of life and property during the transition. To ensure a successful transition, this position would support updating and communicating about the client’s comprehensive AFFF replacement plans, researching and monitoring F3-related research, demonstration, and validation projects, coordinating the appropriate and timely disposal of AFFF, and implementing policy that guides the training requirements for the new F3 products.

As the AFFF Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Specialist on our team, you will be responsible for assisting the Federal client with implementing and overseeing its transition from AFFF to the new F3 products. This position requires using your professional knowledge and expertise about a wide variety of fire and emergency response related regulations, such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, policies, procedures, and technologies affecting Federal agency activities and operations to support the development and implementation of AFFF transition policies and guidance, and helping the client make informed decisions. You'll research issues related to FES program activities, F3 formulations, PFAS extraction and destruction techniques, and alternatives for assets and equipment, and communicate about those issues professionally and effectively both orally and in writing. You'll prepare briefings, presentations, and decision memoranda in support of senior management decisions. You'll track, monitor, and collect data about the progress of multiple, complex, ongoing projects related to F3 resources and AFFF transition, prepare analyses, and present findings orally and in writing to the internal team, client, Congress, and the public. You'll manage logistics related to meetings, technical exchanges, working groups, and webinars. Additionally, you will help with a wide variety of communications and outreach tasks associated with executing the Federal client’s transition from AFFF to F3 products, including facilitating communications among a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders, drafting outreach and communication documents, and managing outreach efforts on behalf of clients’ AFFF transition program. You'll work independently and as part of a team, manage high-priority and quick-turn assignments, and adapt to new and changing client priorities.

This is your chance to gain experience in defense while learning new consulting skills.  

Work with us as we help our client's mission evolve.  

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • Experience with the application of firefighting foams in real-world emergency response, conducting training events with firefighting foams, working in or supporting the Department of Defense, Incident Command System, and all hazards incident response

  • Experience collecting, compiling, analyzing, and managing large, quantitative and qualitative data sets

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

  • Knowledge of FES, including policies, guidance, and regulations, such as NFPA Codes and Standards, FES operation and incident response, and Interagency fire and emergency response operations

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple priority projects, manage time effectively, and demonstrate adaptability in responding to multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely through oral and written means to represent the firm in daily interactions with clients

  • Ability to pay attention to detail to efficiently achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in Fire Services Administration, Fire Services Management, Emergency Services, Emergency Management, or Fire Science and 7+ years of experience with fire and emergency response, or Master's degree in Fire Services Administration, Fire Services Management, Emergency Services, Emergency Management, or Fire Science and 5+ years of experience with fire and emergency response

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience with DoD FES procurement processes and regulations

  • Experience with FES Administration, studies and analyses of new and emerging emergency response issues, challenges, and concerns

  • Experience with DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6055.06: DoD FES Program and DoDI 6055.17: DoD Emergency Management Program

  • Experience with DoD FES Personnel issues and advocacy

  • Experience preparing communication and outreach documents, such as technical reports, white papers, executive summaries, briefs, meeting minutes, and presentations

  • Experience drafting or reviewing a wide array of program communications, including informational brochures, fact sheets, posters, newsletters and other public outreach materials, emails, web postings, and other written communications

  • Experience facilitating meetings and hosting webinars

  • Experience preparing content for and updating government websites

  • Experience developing communications strategies for large programs or organizations

  • Knowledge of leadership in interagency and interdisciplinary emergency response, collaborative engagement with federal and state agencies and other stakeholders on emergency issues, and communications and outreach efforts and products

Clearance:

 Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  

  

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Grow With Us 

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A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

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Compensation

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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $60,400.00 to $137,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

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