The Emergency Planning Coordinator develops, designs and coordinates Emergency Planning Department programs and policies. Provides a high level of direction and oversight for activities related to regulatory compliance, plan and procedure development and revision, drills and exercises, government relations, public information and public education, Emergency Response Organization (ERO) staffing and training, facility development and maintenance, radiation protection and health physics, and Palo Verde alert and notification systems. Performs self-assessments; conducts corrective action follow-ups; evaluates/implements industry lessons learned; and ensures department responses to internal/external concerns are complete and timely. Sound emergency planning knowledge is necessary.
A four year Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, National Incident Management System (NIMS) or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years commercial nuclear power plant or related discipline experience. In lieu of bachelor's degree, high school diploma/GED plus six (6) years commercial nuclear power plant technical experience (e.g. Maintenance, Operations, Radiation Protection National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists certification) and/or emergency planning experience is required. A former/current SRO license or SRO certification may substitute for bachelor's degree. Requires effective oral and written communications skills.
1) Develops/coordinates departmental activities with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspections, Nuclear Assurance audits and departmental self-assessments. Resolves issues such that concerns are resolved in a comprehensive and timely manner using the site corrective action program or the department issues tracking programs.
2) Performs self-assessments independently. Identifies issues/concerns prior to discovery by regulatory agencies or nuclear assurance. Conducts and coordinates corrective action evaluations. Develops, tracks and performs corrective actions.
3) Maintains the off-site radiological emergency program by conducting health physics, medical contamination, public information and response training including drills/exercises ensuring NRC and FEMA regulations are met.
4) Maintains strong offsite relations with state and county agency department heads and within the Governor's office.
5) Conducts surveillance; maintains and tests emergency response equipment and facilities including telecommunications systems (i.e., telephones, faxes, pager, auto-dialer, sirens, public address systems etc.) such that all systems meet NRC and FEMA regulatory requirements. Documents deficiencies and ensures timely repairs are made.
6) Performs technical reviews of changes to license documents and procedures ensuring compliance with regulations.
7) Evaluates and documents program performance indicators and ensure data is accurately reported to the NRC.
8) Develops drill/exercise scenario data (i.e., operations simulator data, radiation protection data, dose assessment, chemistry, government response, public information, contaminated injury, procedures) such that NRC and FEMA regulatory objectives are satisfied and demonstration of compliance is made to the regulators. Ensures drill and exercise results are documented and reported. Incorporates into corrective action programs as needed.