EMA Planner

Recruitment #20-CI0895-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason that this position exists is to lead the EMA team in the planning, coordination, and development of emergency management operations for the City and County of Montgomery and to ensure the jurisdictions and communities have the capability and sustained capacity to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from any natural, technological or human related emergency or disaster. Work functions include updating plans, procedures, annexes and appendices for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation; assisting in the design, development and coordination of emergency planning, training and exercises for the Montgomery region; performing miscellaneous technical and administrative duties; working collaboratively with federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and County departments and agencies to coordinate the use and sharing of resources and equipment within the community to assist in emergency response; maintaining the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and working group; responding to actual emergency incidents and disasters in the field and participates in the management of those incidents with other jurisdictions and assisting with the preparation and analysis of damage assessments following disasters or emergencies. The EMA Planner reports to the Director of Emergency Management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Emergency Management, Planning, Business/Public Administration or related field and three (3) years of professional experience in emergency management, public administration, emergency response, professional emergency planning or  military training in this field. Similar experience in the field may be substituted for college training at a rate of one year of experience for one year of college.

Special Requirements

Must possess a valid Alabama Driver’s license, with a good driving record, or obtain by time of hire. Must be available for 24-hour on-call duty requirements. Must be able to travel to visit off-site locations.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Emergency Management Department. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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