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Emergency Management OfficersIntelligence, Combat and Readiness
Emergency management officers usually work in offices while developing disaster response plans. They work outdoors while inspecting shelters or directing emergency response teams.
Average Military Salary
Emergency management officers evaluate potential and actual disasters, ensuring adequacy of warning systems, shelters, and disaster preparedness plans. Emergency management officers prepare and administer measures to cope with chemical, nuclear weapon, reactor, and radiological accidents and incidents.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for emergency management officers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:
- Disaster planning
- Procedures for nuclear, biological, and chemical decontamination
- Effects of radiation
- Procedures for nuclear accident teams
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- Interest in developing detailed plans
Related Civilian Careers
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Compliance Managers
- General and Operations Managers
- Emergency Management Directors
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