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Planning Coordinator - Homeland Security & Emergency Management - Fort Bend County, TX (ID: 334319)

Title Planning Coordinator - Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Type Homeland Security
Date Posted 2019-07-09
City / Organization Fort Bend County, TX
Website Click Here for the Position Listing
Email Contact carolyn.manville@fortbendcountytx.gov
Description

FORT BEND COUNTY

DEPARTMENT: HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

JOB TITLE: PLANNING COORDINATOR

                GRANT FUNDED POSITION

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides specific focus on activities designed to minimize the effects of emergencies and disasters.  Provides professional support and planning to assist in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies and disasters resulting from natural, technological and man-made hazards by developing and maintaining comprehensive emergency management plans and providing assistance and coordination for implementation of the plans.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluates, develops, maintains and revises comprehensive emergency management plans, in areas such as, but not limited to, all hazards mitigation, preparedness, disaster response, debris management, volunteer recruitment, recovery response, and homeland security.  Coordinate special projects, including planning, research, presentations, and evaluations as assigned.  Compiles data, prepares and submits reports as required to fulfill grant conditions.  Provides assistance and coordination for the integration between and among local, state and federal agencies and other organizations and groups as may be required, including providing specific recommendations for planning of OEM projects and assisting in damage assessment and recovery operations in the event of a disaster.  Participates in the coordination, development and maintenance of portions of the County’s Emergency Operation Plan, annexes and procedures, and provides guidance and technical assistance to other staff members, agencies, organizations and jurisdictions, including conducting hazard/risk analysis, updating the County’s Emergency Operation Plan and annexes, analyzing the emergency skills needed by Fort Bend County forces, and assisting in development of emergency response plans for County departments.  Participates in obtaining, documenting, organizing, analyzing, integrating, publishing and distributing a wide variety of data, planning guidance, operational concepts, methodologies, and strategies for accomplishing multi-disciplined, comprehensive, emergency management goals and objectives.  Communicates regularly with emergency management representatives of local, state and federal agencies, the general public, representatives of various organizations and the media concerning emergency management issues, including acting as a liaison between County and other jurisdictions, assisting in the development of public education programs, updating of the OEM website, and conducting training classes or facilitated meetings to gather or disseminate data, information, or plans.  Assists in preparation of annual operating budget, grant applications/submissions, develops specifications for purchases of equipment and services required for OEM; assists in studies and consulting contracts for evaluations, programs, and improvements of OEM operations.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Engineering, Emergency Management, or a directly related field.  Masters Degree preferred; OR six years of directly applied experience in any of the disciplines above may substitute for the degree requirement.  One year of related work experience in research, planning, public information, program administration, or resource management actual applied experience including any combination of the above is preferred. (in addition to the experience required for the knowledge substitution).  Considerable knowledge of planning methods and techniques, plan formulation, coordination techniques, and planning implementation strategies.  Knowledge of methods and techniques used in fact finding, analysis and interpretation of basic information, and projection of these facts into comprehensive plans, programs, and recommendations to meet future needs.  Skills, and Experience with the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System is preferred.  Ability to use a wide range of computer programs that include MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access.  Must be self-motivated, reliable and have the ability to learn quickly and communicate effectively.  Good verbal and written communication, organizational skills; interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials; ability to work other than normal working hours during emergencies.  Emergency Management coursework, with some meteorological knowledge and experience is desirable.  Requires 24-hour on-call availability with extended periods of work possible due to emergency situations.

 

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 11, $1,879.20 - $2,210.40 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING:  Upon filling position

 

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

origin, or any other reason protected by law.

 

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs

 

 


Job Post Expiration Date   July 26, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .