City of Tucson


$28.21-$50.14 Hourly / $58,676.80-$104,291.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817

General Description

Oversees the review, updating, and maintenance of the City Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), assists departments with updates and development of their Continuity of Operations

Plans (COOPs), coordinates with the county's Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) and the National Incident Management.   Training Plan (NIMS); reviews the EOP and updates it at least annually; updates the EOP Annexes as necessary. Coordinate, manage and direct exercise drills, tabletop exercises, and other educational planning activities for City employees, partner agencies, and members of the public.  

Plans and coordinates emergency preparedness and response training for all city employees, departments and divisions, elected and other public officials, agency and organizational heads, emergency responders, government employees, volunteers, business and industry, and the EOC staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position will possess identifiable administrative, management, and leadership skills necessary to manage,coordinate, and direct the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities. This Position will require interactive working relations with local, state, and federal members from the Emergency Management agencies.  

Within this job, the employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total results determine the effectiveness of job performance. This position is exempt.

Essential Functions

Coordinates with city, county, regional, state and federal jurisdictions and agencies to ensure effective, compliant administration of the local Emergency Management Program

Coordinates and directs the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities related to hazard mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery

Manages, operates and maintains the City of Tucson Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when activated; activates and coordinates EOC staffing in the event of an emergency, disaster, or planned event; and, coordinates all notifications during activation and deactivation of the EOC

Develops City-wide emergency plans, risk/threat assessments, resource tracking, training and exercise development, and outreach efforts


Knowledge of Emergency Management Program principles, practices, and program implementation Knowledge of state and federal laws, guidance, directives, rules, and regulations governing Emergency Management Programs and prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery

Knowledge of the functions and interdependencies between Emergency Management Program elements

Knowledge of the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System

Knowledge of Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center (JIC) operations

Knowledge of public speaking methods and techniques Knowledge of governmental programs and functions

Knowledge of grant programs related to Emergency Management Program implementation

Skill in oral and written communications

Skill in developing effective relationships with mutual interest organizations, individuals and stakeholders

Skill in facilitating collaborative partnerships and working relationships between various disciplines S

kill in facilitating consensus among stakeholders and partners from various disciplines

Skill in data mining and evaluating information from various sources

Ability to address controversial issues and work under high-stress, rapidly-changing conditions

Ability to quickly adapt to rapidly-changing work conditions and priorities

Ability to manage staff and functional operations and manage multiple concurrent tasks

Ability to engage and establish partnerships with stakeholders

Ability to establish and promote a positive image and inform or influence specific audiences

Ability to read, interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules and regulations to plans, procedures and program elements

Ability to gather, interpret and synthesize information Ability to explain complex issues in an easily understandable manner

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION LEVEL & TYPE: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. A Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or related field is preferred.  

EXPERIENCE: At least five (5) years of full-time paid experience in Emergency Management Program/Project oversight in a public agency is required.  

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Must have successfully completed the following online courses: ICS 100, 200, 700, 701, 702, 703, 706, 800, in addition to the Professional Development Series (PDS) IS-120, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242, 244. Must have successfully completed the following 2-day or 1-day courses:  ICS 300,400, G-191 and G-775

Environment/Working Conditions

This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demand/Levels

This position would require the ability to Sit, Stand, Bend, Reach, View Monitors, Use Repetitive Motions, as well as Talking, Listening, Customer/Client Contact. Exerting up to 20lbs occasionally.

Background Check Requirement

Background check and/or fingerprint clearance

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 10

Occupation Group Description: Personnel

EEO Job Category Code: B

EEO Job Category Description: Professional

Organizational Level: Superintendent/Manager

NCCI: 8810

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

Driving Level:  Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D – Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive (driving requirement): No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6477; EST: 4/16/2020; REV: 4/16/2020;