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Nuclear Emergency Planning

Nuclear Emergency Planning

Nuclear Emergency Planning


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions 

Overview: The Nuclear Emergency Planning and Exercise Officer works to develop and maintain the nuclear emergency management program. They are also tasked with writing and maintaining the Nuclear Emergency Response Plan and a variety of other emergency plans and related procedures. You will assist with the submission of plans/procedures for government approval, including the development of issue and briefing notes, presentations/briefings, and cabinet submissions; develop the provincial nuclear exercise program by conducting needs assessments/environmental scans to identify program priorities, developing multi-year nuclear exercise schedules in coordination with stakeholders, and monitoring program implementationLead internal and external working groupsIdentify, develop and support partnership opportunities with a wide variety of diverse stakeholdersConduct research/analysis and then prepare reports and recommendationsContribute to related legislation, regulations, doctrine, policies, guidelines, exercises, and other implementation products in consultation with stakeholdersYou should know various theories/practices in social sciences disciplines (i.e. human and physical geography, urban planning, resources management, sociology, psychology, etc.) as they relate to emergency planning and nuclear planning practices and policy. 

Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Physical Geographers, Environmental Planners, Emergency and Hazards Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Human Geography, Regional Geography 

Skills: Project and Resource Management, Qualitative and Quantitative Research 

Occupation Group: Management & Disaster Relief

Learn more about Nuclear/Emergency Planning from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes119161.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa