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Southern Company Emergency Preparedness Spec (Plant Farley) in Columbia, Alabama

Emergency Preparedness Spec (Plant Farley)



The emergency preparedness specialist develops, maintains, and evaluates radiological emergency plans in compliance with regulatory requirements.


The EP Specialist may be responsible for the following EP functions:

  • Develops, maintains, and evaluates Radiological Emergency Plans (REP) in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Develops, maintains, and evaluates EP procedures.

  • EP site performance indicator subject matter expert. Maintains PI governance in compliance with regulations and current industry guidance. Coordinate station PI data and records.

  • Coordinate site mapping/geographic information system (GIS) to support field monitoring activities, and siren activities.

  • Provide for the functional readiness of the Emergency Response facility. Coordinate/conduct maintenance, testing, and inventories of the Facility procedures and equipment to ensure continuous operability.

  • Preparation/review/approval of 10CFR50.54(q) documents.

  • Drill and exercise preparation, coordination, evaluation, and scheduling. Lead and perform scenario development team activities and drill reports in conjunction with lead drill writer.

  • Maintaining the site ERO roster filled and qualified.

  • Lead or conduct self-assessments, audits, and inspections.

  • Maintain adequate documentation to support EP activities.

  • Maintain relationship with Local Emergency Management Agency’s supporting Alert and Notification Systems activities.

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with federal, state, and local personnel involved in Radiological Emergency Planning (REP) Support

  • Maintain the Emergency Preparedness auto call out system

Job Requirements:

  • Offsite experience fire, law enforcement, medical, or EMA preferred.

  • Must be qualified or able to get 10CFR50.59 qualification

  • Must have at least 2 of the following: FEMA NIMS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800

  • FEMA REP Courses preferred: AWR-317, AWR-318, AWR-327, AWR-351, AWR 352, AWR-923 and AWR-929

Educational Requirements:

  • BS degree (technical) OR Applicable professional certification (e.g. Licensed Operator, HP) or an Associate’s Degree with 2 years applicable experience strongly preferred

  • OR a High School diploma with 5 years’ experience in EP, Operations, Operations Training, Security, Radiation Protection, or Emergency Management Government Agency strongly preferred

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be placed at a level that is commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interface with managers and staff at all levels within the SNC organization

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the testing of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts

  • Knowledge of EP regulations, regulatory guidance documents and industry guidelines related to EP is desired

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Behavioral attributes:

  • Must exhibit the Southern Style behaviors - Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Unquestionable Trust: Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive behaviors. Keeps promises and has ethical behavior as a standard

  • Superior Performance: Dedicated to superior performance and sets high expectations. Priorities are safety first, teamwork and diversity and continuous improvement through leadership

  • Total Commitment: Committed to success of employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship

    Other Requirements:

  • Any applicant accepting this position will be required to meet the background screening and NRC Fitness for Duty requirements.

  • Must live within 90 minutes of the SNC Emergency Operations Facility for emergency response availability.


  • Southern Nuclear strives to balance the requirements of producing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy for our customers with the desire to provide our employees with the ability to perform their work remotely when possible.

  • Currently all roles require our employees to have the ability to report to and work on-site for some portion of the typical work week.

  • We recognize that many of our employees’ desire to work remotely in some capacity and we have created hybrid work arrangements that vary depending on the nature of the location and the work performed

  • We will be transparent in the recruiting process and provide clear information regarding the onsite requirements as well as any hybrid/remote work arrangements that are associated with the role/s you are applying to.

  • Remote/hybrid work arrangements are subject to change where it is deemed necessary for work to be performed on site in order to meet our customers energy needs

NOTE : Limited relocation assistance available for this position.

Southern Nuclear’ s top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Power Plant Operations & Maintenance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-South Alabama-Columbia

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Farley - 7388 North State Hwy 95 (7388COLUMBIA)

7388 North State Hwy 95

Columbia, 36319

Req ID: SNC2006834