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Job Description

Operations Planner 4



PURPOSE: To apply advanced technical and operational expertise to unusually complex problems in the field of commercial nuclear power emergency preparedness, including but not limited to, preparedness for a wide varieties of emergencies that are defined in the sites’ emergency plan and procedures. As an ORAU employee, the incumbent performs key tasks for nuclear power companies such as developing, revising, and maintaining emergency plan and procedures, providing drill and exercise support, and developing and conducting training.


Develop/revise emergency plans and procedures related to site nuclear emergency operations.


Design, develope and conduct drills and exercises to test site preparedness.


Design, develop, and conduct emergency response training to meet regulatory requirements.


Research regulatory requirements and provide appropriate recommendations related to site and industry issues.


Prepare briefings and written background material to be used internally and externally by department officials at the program management level.


Coordinate with representatives from Federal, state, and local agencies, utilizing an understanding of the authorities of each agency to enhance site preparedness.


Support staff augmentation as designated by the site Emergency Preparedness Manager for special projects and outages. 

Employ technology solutions such as Exercise Builder Nuclear to increase efficiency and consistency of drill and exercise development. 


Bachelor's degree in Emergency Preparedness (EP), Engineering, Sciences and 9 to 12 years of job related experience or related discipline equivalent combination relevant education and experience. Experience in EP as a qualified member of the response organization or as a controller/evaluator as well as experience with hostile action event preparedness is preferred. Candidates must have knowledge of: (1) nuclear department programs, policies and procedures, (2) training, drills and exercises, (3) a working knowledge of regulatory requirements. Extensive knowledge of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), its annexes, and how incident management is coordinated. Must be intimately familiar with the workings of agencies involved in emergency preparedness including hostile action event emergency preparedness. Must represent the best interests of the supported agency within that agency's organization and within the scope of interagency incident management. Must be able to make sound judgments and provide advice under pressure with consideration to technical and tactical risks. Must communicate clearly, confidently, and credibly at all levels of staff, management, and federal, state, and local, authorities. Must be able to make recommendations as appropriate. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secreet clearance.