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Emergency Management Planner #2305-340700-01

Emergency Management Planner - Cyber Security

Date Opened
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 5:00 PM
  • Salary range is $67,000 to $74,361
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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The mission of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office is to provide a comprehensive and integrated program that focuses on an all-hazards approach to emergency management for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office provides the coordination, support, training, and education necessary to protect the county by integrating all activities necessary to prevent, prepare, mitigate, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters. 


With the rising threat of cyber security attacks, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office (CMEMO) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role of Emergency Management Planner with a focus on cyber security and consequence management on behalf of the Charlotte Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) region. This position is responsible for the coordination of regional and local homeland security planning and intel and information sharing activities as they relate to cyber security concerns under the umbrella of the UASI program. The Emergency Management Cyber Security Planner will be responsible for developing, administering, and managing the region’s Cyber Incident Response process and ensuring proper preparedness and coordination across the Charlotte UASI region. This position is funded by the UASI grant and is guaranteed for three (3) years. Continuation of the position beyond the guaranteed three (3) year period is contingent upon the availability of funding provided through the UASI program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

During the period of employment, the Cyber Security Emergency Management Planner may be requested to conduct any or all of the following: 

· Build a regional Cyber Incident Response process and planning program, including the development of all related plans.

· Facilitate the coordination of the Cyber Security Task Force on behalf of the ten (10) county Charlotte UASI region, to include partners from the private and public sector to enhance and improve disaster resiliency regionally.  

· Lead consequence management efforts as they relate to cyber security concerns.

· Integrate cyber planning process into all phases of Emergency Management planning across the Charlotte UASI region.

· Create a community of emergency managers and private infrastructure owners/operators to plan, organize, and coordinate critical infrastructure resilience.

· Develop and coordinate regional cyber exercises, training, and plans that address response, prevention, mitigation, and recovery related to cyber incidents.

· Engage in intelligence and information sharing activities including but not limited to, monitoring social media platforms, networking with intelligence agencies, researching current threat trends.

· Ensure that adequate records of program activities and policy decisions are kept in accordance with program guidance and appliable statutes.

· Focus on projects that support building proactive and resilient collaborative and communicative strategies to stop cyber security threats, determine vulnerabilities and build resilience in the UASI region. 

In addition to those tasks, this position may be asked to undertake additional tasks that support the tasks listed above as well as the goals and objectives of the Charlotte UASI region as they relate to cyber security and intelligence sharing.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical conditions necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks.
  • Adequate vision, hearing, and speech required.

Sensory Requirements:

Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, and tabulating data.

  • Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and/or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain.
  • Comprehensive written information in work-related documents.
  • Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an indoor and some outdoor environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions, moderate exposure to environmental conditions and frequent exposure to computer screens, files, and phone.

Preferred Qualification

· A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, or related field;

· Specialty training in and/or knowledge of cyber security;

· Completion of an emergency management professional development program or designation, such as Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation offered by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), a master’s in public administration (MPA), or other relevant degrees/designation.

· Familiarity with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area and the UASI counties. 

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants will be evaluated based upon their relevant experience in the following areas: 

· A Bachelor’s Degree that directly supports the requested tasks;

· A minimum of 3 years of Emergency Management experience;

· Experience developing strategic plans and/or risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments;

· Experience managing the implementation of multiple, overlapping projects;

· Experience keeping accurate program records;

· Able to work in-person in the CMEMO office;

· Willing to travel regionally within the ten (10) UASI counties, as needed


Starting Salary Range is $67,000 to $74,361 with full City of Charlotte employment benefits.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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