Senior Emergency Management Officer

General summary

This is a second-level professional position accountable for developing, implementing, and evaluating one or more phase(s) of a statewide emergency management program. Assists local community groups with developing emergency management plans; coordinates emergency planning with local, state, and federal agencies, and/or charitable organizations. Assists with the management, distribution, and tracking of assigned disaster preparedness funds to include local, state, and federal resources and grant awards. Participates in the development and coordination of emergency management planning. Contacts and advises local officials regarding emergency management matters; explains federal and state requirements and procedures. Independent judgment is required to determine priority of situations/incidents, and to evaluate and determine resources needed based on circumstances of a situation/incident.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of the different types of private, volunteer, and governmental emergency response and recovery programs and their purpose. Ability to coordinate information, people, resources, and organizations to react to emergencies and disasters. 

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade