SAF Contingency Operations Director - Mobile

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  • Location: Wiesbaden
  • Date Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive
  • Req Number: RC55997
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Job Description:

The Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) mission is to provide care and comfort to the members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. It is the impetus for the establishment of the American Red Cross (ARC). SAF at the Red Cross is a mixture of both tradition and innovation. ARC continues to provide traditional support to military families; serve in military and veterans hospitals, and conduct emergency communication. But, we also continually adapt our traditional services and create new programs to meet the needs of today's military member, veterans and their families.

The American Red Cross is currently interviewing to hire an SAF Contingency Operations Director to lead the OCONUS Service to the Armed Forces and International Services programs. This position will be based in Wiesbaden, Germany, is a full-time position and part of the mobile staff. Mobile positions require maintaining strict medical and security clearances and worldwide deployment is required, as needed.

This is a term-limited, benefits eligible position expected to last 12 months from date of hire with the opportunity to extend based on business need.

Job Summary:
The SAF Contingency Operations Deputy Director serves as the American Red Cross (ARC) plans and operations officer for all personnel support functions within the directorate cell. Maintains current knowledge of all ARC regulations, policies, and procedures. Analyzes directives from higher headquarters, identifies objectives and resources, and formulates plans based on personal research and technical input from the staff and other offices and agencies. Simultaneously serves as ARC's deployment and mobilization principle. Represents ARC's interests at active military, reserve component, and civilian agency meetings.

Responsibilities :

40% - American Red Cross d eployment o perations m anagement :
  • Serves as the ARC representative in installation deployment and other installation contingency support planning, in-progress review and after-action meetings under exercise and actual conditions.
  • Reviews and revises the sections of the USAREUR/IMCOM-E Readiness SOP applicable to the ARC deployment support requirements.
  • Provides Financial Management for the deployment sites budget.
  • During crises, coordinates with EUCOM, USAREUR /IMCOM-E and other services of the Red Cross.
  • Supports the OCONUS COO in the preparation and updating of the ARC sections of the USAREUR Combating Terrorism Contingency Plan, Disaster Preparedness Plan, the installation Evacuation/Repatriation Plan for non-combatants, and the installation Emergency Operations Center SOP relating to Ukraine Operation.
  • Coordinates revisions within ARC and provides updates to G-3 and G-4 when required.
  • Ensures continuity binders are developed and updated on each site and after each rotation.
  • Provides day to day supervision of all deployed team members within assigned area of operation; c ompletes and routes all performance matters on all team members to Europe Senior Director for final review.
  • Coordinates with OCONUS COO and Europe Senior Director on any emergency leaves departing theater of operation.
  • Coordinates with Deployment Sites Manager for logistical supplies in the Ukraine area of operation.
  • Participates in all inbound teams' orientations and in- processing.
  • Keeps the ARC informed of the overall situation and ARC tasks evolving from the emergency.
  • Coordinates as directed by the OCONUS COO or Europe Senior Director with the EOC representatives from other directorates and staff offices to expedite actions.
  • Prepares and maintains the EOC SOP for ARC alert notification procedures (ANP) and On-Call Representative (OCR). In conjunction with Directorate of Resource Management's Manpower and equipment D ocumentation within the theater of operation.

35% - installation mobilization planning and processing :
  • Represents the ARC in installation mobilization planning, in-progress review, and after-action meetings for scheduled semi-annual through 5-year recurring exercises and in actual conditions.
  • Coordinates the provision of ARC requirements and provides direct support as needed.
  • Ensures that all unit rosters are updated, communicated to the HCC and inbound units communicated to the Division Directors.
  • Monitors, provides guidance, and participates in mobilization preparation of family members and the preparation of standing operating procedures, essential forms, and documents of Reserve Component units throughout the area of operation.
  • Serves as the ARC action officer and family support point of contact for installation mobilization exercises.
  • Plans, coordinates, and executes the ARC soldier mobilization processing.

25% - command relationship management :
  • Consults and briefs commanders, installation leadership, and the community at large to keep them abreast of soldier and family issues.
  • Serves as the command representative on various topics of military and civilian committees and councils.
  • Develops local networks and establishes memorandums of agreements to enhance program delivery.
  • Conducts briefings and prepares and/or distributes fact for the use and orientation of ARC, unit commanders, soldiers, and family support groups regarding pre- and post-mobilization resiliency actions and activities .
  • As required, a cts as Deputy to the Europe Senior Director to support c ontinuity of o perations . This may include SOP maintenance and policy updates ; coordination of program reviews with NHQ ; updating and maintaining all Continuity of Operations books for the regional and deployed offices , and overseeing program quality assurance in coordination with OCONUS COO and ISD/SAF NHQ.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred, however equivalent combination of relevant experience and education will be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years related work experience required.

Managerial Experience: Minimum 5 years of staff management experience preferred.

Position requirements:
  • Must be a US citizen and able to obtain/maintain a secret security clearance and no-fee U.S. passport. An interim Secret Security Clearance must be obtained if SSC is not currently held.
  • Periodically travels to deployed sites to oversee teams.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Skilled at analytical reasoning and the ability to apply that skill to the identification, analysis, and evaluation of problems and issues relative to both unit services and mobilization/deployment planning; skill in preparing position papers, staff reports, and information papers; and skill in organizing and delivering briefings to commanders and their staffs and to soldiers and dependents to encourage participation, cooperation, and support for the program.
  • Skilled in dealing with diverse personnel, including commanders, officials, soldiers, and family members from the Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and in addition, representatives from other military services, service organizations, and interest groups.
  • Supervisor furnishes general instructions and outlines broad objectives. The incumbent works independently to develop and coordinate the necessary plans and procedures to conduct the ARC responsibilities in the mobilization/deployment area. Completed work is reviewed for compatibility with goals and effectiveness in achieving objectives.

Mobile position requirements:
  • World-wide mobility is a condition of employment. It is an essential function of this position. Employees must accept assignments anywhere in the world, including deployments (conflict areas) where we provide services to members of the U.S. military and their families.
  • Mobile staff members must be US citizens and able to obtain/maintain a secret security clearance and no-fee U.S. passport.
  • Must meet and maintain strict medical and physical requirements, including immunizations required by the U.S. military and Department of Defense.
  • Responsible for proper wear and maintenance of daily Red Cross Duty Uniform, and live and work in harsh and stressful environment in conflict areas.
  • Periodically accompanies the military on deployments.
  • Some station offices are in remote locations without public transportation.
  • An interim Secret Security Clearance must be obtained if SSC is not currently held.
  • When deployed, you may be required to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week.
  • Privacy is often limited and you may have to share accommodations with co-workers, military members, etc.

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