Homeland Security Specialist – Taunton, MA

Homeland Security Specialist

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Taunton, MA


Under the supervision of the Homeland Security Program Managers and the Comprehensive Planning Manager,
the Homeland Security Specialist supports the day‐to‐day operations of SRPEDD’s Homeland Security
Department. SRPEDD staff work in partnership with the Southeast Region Homeland Security Advisory Council
(SRAC), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), and the sister RACs and Regional Planning
Agencies (RPAs) to develop projects, procure equipment and materials, hold trainings and exercises, and
otherwise distribute roughly $2 million of federal Department of Homeland Security resources into a 97‐
community region each year. This position maintains frequent, often off‐hour availability to public safety
officials via phone and email. Good public speaking and professional networking skills are essential. Although
not essential, a background in law enforcement or public safety provides significant insight and advantage to
the work program.

The Homeland Security Specialist acts as a technical assistant on numerous SRAC‐related tasks including, but
not limited to: project development, management, and oversight, purchase orders, reimbursements, and
vendor relations, grant writing, management, and compliance, meeting preparation, attendance and taking of
minutes, stakeholder outreach, relations, and communication, inventory control, mapping, and database
management, field work for Active Shooter / Hostile Event (ASHE) Response tools, drone flights, and trainings,
web page development, upkeep, and management.

 Coordinate, assist, and maintain robust working relationships with local, regional, and state public
safety officials.
 Collaboratively build sustainable emergency plans, programs, and capabilities for the ninety‐seven
communities located within the Southeast Region Homeland Security Advisory Council.
 Inspect, tag, and inventory assets purchased with U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant
 Organize and update asset data into a centralized document directory.
 Provide grant administrative, project management, and grant compliance services to ensure projects
are completed on a timely basis.
 Prepare, track, and issue Purchase Orders.
 Review, create, and edit SRAC and Subcommittee meeting minutes.
 Attend and participate in monthly SRAC and subcommittee meetings.
 Provide technical support to stakeholders inquiring about the State Homeland Security Grant Program
 Professional demeanor and a positive "can do" attitude.
 A task‐oriented work ethic, highly responsive to tight deadlines, and a common‐sense approach to
moving agendas and projects forward.
 Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with senior public safety and elected officials
 Strong writing and verbal skills.
 May require assisting stakeholders during off work hours, weekends, and holidays.

 Must have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle. Travel will be required.
 Must have access to a stable internet connection.
 Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
 The ideal candidate will have completed ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800.
 The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with and/or willingness to learn advanced mapping and
graphic production software, such as ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, and the Adobe
Creative Suite’s Illustrator and InDesign products.