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Arizona Public Service Emergency Planning Coordinator Sr PV in TONOPAH, Arizona

Emergency Planning Coordinator Sr PV

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Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.

Summary

The Sr. Emergency Planning Coordinator develops, designs, coordinates, evaluates and reviews Emergency Planning Department programs and policies. Provides direction, oversight and review of 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.

Minimum Requirements

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 six (6) years commercial nuclear power plant technical experience (e.g. technician or journey-level position or higher in Maintenance, Operations, Radiation Protection National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists certification) and/or Emergency Planning experience. In lieu of bachelor's degree, high school diploma/GED plus ten (10) years commercial nuclear power plant technical experience (e.g. technician or journey-level position or higher in 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. (Note: degree in engineering, physical science, health physics, information/computer technology, business, public affairs or other specific discipline may be required based on functional area responsibilities.)

Nuclear requirement:

Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are conditions of employment at PVNGS.

Major Accountabilities

1)Primary liaison for NRC and FEMA inspections, Nuclear Assurance audits. Resolves issues in a comprehensive and timely manner using the site corrective action program or the department issues tracking programs. Evaluates trending data.

2) Leads department self-assessments. Identifies issues/concerns prior to discovery by regulatory agencies or nuclear assurance. Conducts and coordinates corrective action evaluations and resolutions. Develops prevention plans to avoid repeat findings.

3) Maintains on-site and off-site radiological emergency programs by developing health physics, emergency medical, public information, and training programs ensuring NRC and FEMA regulations are met. Coordinates regulator response reports.

4) Leads surveillance testing and maintenance of emergency response equipment and facilities such that all systems meet NRC and FEMA regulatory requirements. Tracks and trends performance of equipment and coordinate corrective actions.

5) Performs technical reviews and 10CFR50.54(q) and 10 CFR50.59 of changes to license documents and procedures.

6) Develops, evaluates and documents program performance indicators and ensures data is accurately reported to the NRC.

7) Develops and coordinates drill/exercise scenario data (operations simulator data, radiation protection data, dose assessment, chemistry, government response, public information, contaminated injury, procedures) meeting regulatory objectives.

8) Performs health physics, chemistry and radiological training.

Performs dose assessment methodology analysis ensuring consistency between government and utility programs. Develops radiological plume data and chemistry analysis.

9) Develops and validates drill/exercise scenario data using plant control room simulator. Monitors simulator software revisions and update scenarios as needed. Develops monitoring exceptions and incorporates into simulator software.

10) Evaluates changes to the emergency plan, procedures that implement the intent of the plan and offsite agency procedures that support implementation of the plan to ensure compliance with federal, state and nuclear industry regulations, standards and licenses.

Reviews new industry documents endorsed by the NRC and incorporates new rules into our long-range evaluation program.

11) Provides technical oversight for the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of assigned business unit or cross-functional projects.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.

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