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Cyber Planning and Technical Assistance Program Coordinator

Recruitment #22-002588-0069


MDEM’s mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manage consequences through collaborative work with Maryland’s communities and partners. MDEM is the department of State government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery. MDEM is a national leader in Emergency Management that provides Maryland residents, organizations, and emergency management partners with expert information, programmatic activities, and leadership in the delivery of financial, technical, and physical resources “to shape a resilient Maryland where communities thrive.” We do this by being Maryland's designated source of official risk reduction and consequence management information.

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis. This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.





5401 Rue St Lo Dr., Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

This position reports to the Supervisor of the Cyber Preparedness Unit.
This position serves the State of Maryland, its State Agencies, and local jurisdictions in the following area:
•Oversee the Cyber Planning & Technical Assistance Program;
•Program management and coordination of projects in the portfolio of the Cyber Planning & Technical Assistance Program; 
•Cyber Preparedness Planning:
•Development, revision, and maintenance of consequence management plans and planning products for cyber disruption, cyber preparedness and cyber security, including the State Cyber Disruption Contingency Plan,
•Serve as a planning team leader or a member of a planning team,
•Provide planning templates and guides for cyber preparedness components including response and recovery plans for local jurisdictions, and 
•Support regional cyber planning projects and initiatives; 
•Cyber Preparedness Technical Assistance: 
•Provide direct technical assistance to local jurisdictions for planning and planning product development, and •Conduct regional and/or jurisdictional workshops for plan development and best practice information sharing, •Support programs, projects, initiatives, and activities of the Preparedness Branch and its Units and Programs; and •Support programs, projects, initiatives, and activities of MDEM. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, this position requires strong communication, managerial, supervisory, and leadership skills, as well as strong technical and presentation skills.


Serve as the Cyber Planning & Technical Assistance Program Coordinator
Lead Program Staff
Cyber Preparedness Planning
Cyber Preparedness Technical Assistance
Preparedness Branch Support 


Experience: Nine years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following:  the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.  One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following:  the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred qualifications:
1) Experience in emergency management, especially across the prevention, protection,  response, and recovery mission areas.
2) Experience in interagency deliberate or contingency planning.
3) Experience in serving as a Planning Team Leader
4) Experience in providing technical assistance to stakeholders
5) Experience in program and project management


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper
application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Maryland Department of
Emergency Management, 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Paper application
materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call 410-517-3600, x3615.
MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting
employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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