Witt O'Brien's
  • 30-Jun-2017 to 31-Aug-2017 (PST)
  • Response Services
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

Position Title:        Watch Stander

Location:                Houston, TX

Position Type:       Full-Time; Full Benefits

FLSA Code:             Non-exempt

Reports To:            EOC Supervisor


Our Company:


Witt O'Brien's builds resilience. We offer a full range of crisis and emergency management solutions to prepare an organization before disaster strikes, and to help them respond and recover more quickly if it does. We help Control the Outcome.

Position Overview-Watch Stander:

The Watch Stander plays a key role as part of our emergency management team.   Ideal candidates are able to handles emergency phone calls and compose accurate incident reports.  This a fulltime position works out of our 24/7 Command Center located at the Witt O'Brien's Executive Office in City Centre (I-10 and Beltway 8) Houston, TX. 

This position description incorporates the core responsibilities of the job. It recognizes that other related duties not specifically mentioned might also be performed, and that not all responsibilities may be carried out depending on operational needs.

Duties and Responsibilities Watch Stander:

  • Takes incident reports and makes required federal, state and local agency notifications for all Company clients as required
  • Accurately answers telephones and records vital information for incident reports
  • Participates in approximately 300 Exploration and Production (E&P) DOI Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) drills annually
  • Conducts Qualified Individual (QI), Emergency Procedures Exercises and Remote Assessment and Consultation Exercises for approximately 4,000 vessels
  • Monitors Ship Security Alert Systems for approximately 250 vessels
  • Conducts State of California Emergency Services Drills
  • Conducts State of Washington Emergency Services Drills
  • Conducts PREP Remote Assessment and Consultation Drills
  • Handles the Emergency Call Center for 50 clients
  • Maintains printers and fax machines to ensure they are ready when needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications -Watch Stander:

  • At least a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic computing skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Pro) and the Internet
  • Punctual, dependable, and patient
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during crisis periods
  • Excellent communication skills, especially speaking on the phone
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts and holidays

Preferred Qualifications Watch Stander:  

  • Able to accurately type at 40-45 wpm
  • One year of firefighting, law enforcement, first responder and/or emergency dispatcher service
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Call center experience a plus

Working Conditions:

Professional office environment



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Commitment to Diversity:

Witt O'Brien's is always looking for the most qualified and experienced professionals with a passion for public safety, emergency management, homeland security, disaster response, and continuity of operations.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  www.wittobriens.com


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