City of Tucson


$28.21-$49.80 Hourly / $58,676.80-$103,584.00 Yearly
Salary Grade: 817

General Description

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 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff.

This job reports to: City Manager

Essential Functions

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

Maintains the City Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and assists departments with updates and development of their Continuity of Operations.

Coordinates and directs local emergency management activities related to hazard mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Coordinates emergency response planning and support functions for local community events, collaborating with public safety partners in the region.

Coordinates and instructs exercise drills, tabletop exercises, and other educational planning activities for City employees, partner agencies, and members of the public.

Manages, operates, and maintains the City of Tucson Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when activated, including staffing and all notifications during activation and deactivation of the Emergency Operations Center.

Manages the City of Tucson Continuity of Operations Plan (COOPs) in coordination with other local, state, and federal programs, including the county’s Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training Plan.

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

Advises and takes direction from the City Manager’s Office regarding emergency management activities, planning, and training, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or related field.

Experience: At least five (5) years in Emergency Management Program/Project oversight in a public agency with three (3) of required five (5) years in a Lead or Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess additional training and certifications, including:
  • The Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Emergency Management Professional Certificate
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Professional Development Series (PDS): IS-120, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242, 244
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Advanced Professional Series (APS)
  • The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Certificate
  • The National Incident Management System (NIMS) training completion
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 701, 702, 703, 706, 800, G-191, G-775

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;