Emergency Coordinator II

April 9, 2013  //  

Planner #00187
Emergency Coordinator II
Hiring Range:  $37,467 – $43,000
Pay Band 4
Closing Date:  April 23, 2013

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management seeks a Planner to assist local and state government agencies and other partner organizations with the development of Emergency Operation Plans (EOPs) and ensure plans compliment the special needs population.  The selected applicant will develop and maintain all-hazards EOPs with a concentration on specialized annexes and templates such as Local Family Assistance Center template and the local hurricane plan template. Duties: review plans for content, format, and compliance with state and federal mandates; attend planning meetings to provide technical assistance; assist in the coordination of disaster planning activities; develop and present related training; and staff the Virginia Emergency Operations Center Resource Management Unit during response and recovery operations.  Position is located in Richmond and requires overnight travel to the Central Virginia and Hampton Roads regions. 

Qualifications: Working knowledge of the types of emergency services required in natural and man-made disasters, particularly by the special populations within the community, and techniques of planning and training for implementing required emergency services.  Skill in the use of a personal computer with Microsoft Office or similar software.  Ability to plan, manage and direct projects;  to develop, write and coordinate EOPs to produce an effective document; to review and revise local emergency operations plans; and to organize large complex plans electronically.  Ability to foster teamwork and effectively interact with and communicate both orally and in writing with state and local officials and the public.    Must have a valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record and be able to pass a rigorous background check that includes finger printing and DMV records.

Preferred: A bachelor’s degree in emergency management, urban and regional planning, public administration, a related field or an equivalent level of training and experience.  Plan development experience preferred.  Knowledge of local Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) desirable. Experience working with special needs support-oriented groups is a bonus. 

Position is restricted due to funding source(s).  A one-year probationary period is required of all individuals newly employed or re-employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: State applications are only accepted online through the State web site http://jobs.virginia.gov.  Applications must include complete work history, salary data, and references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes may be attached but will not substitute for the on-line application.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Human Resource Office
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA  23236-3713
(804) 897-6500

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund