MARICOPA COUNTY
invites applications for the position of:
Emergency Services Planner


An Equal Opportunity Employer

OPENING DATE:  02/22/16
CLOSING DATE: 02/29/16 11:59 PM

DEPARTMENT:

Emergency Management

JOB TYPE:

Classified/Full-Time

LOCATION:

Phoenix, Arizona

SALARY:

$21.17 - $32.92 Hourly

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The purpose of this position is to accomplish a wide variety of duties associated with the county's preparation for, and response to, major emergency situations.
 
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and/or Experience:     
Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of professional experience as a Planner in the Emergency Management field or in Emergency Management in the public or private sector. Experience as a Planner in the Emergency Management field may substitute for education requirements on a year-for-year basis.
 
Specialized Training, Certifications, and/or Other Special Requirements:
Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.  Completion of, or the ability to complete within one (1) year, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 training. 
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of governmental organization and functions; familiarity with FEMA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) guidelines and programs related to radiological emergencies and off-site nuclear power plant planning requirements; ability to integrate access and functional needs into planning, operation and recovery, perform shelter site surveys as needed; ability to prepare comprehensive emergency plans and implement emergency management programs; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to work individually with minimum supervision or as a team member; ability to work in a stressful environment. 
 
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Experience with responding to or preparing response plans to fixed nuclear sites and all hazards. Completion of FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS).
 
Preferred Training, Certifications and/or Other Special Requirements:
Additional all-hazards training, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Process (HSEEP) training and/or Radiological Emergency Planning (REP) training.
 
Working Conditions:
Ability to work in a HIGHLY stressful environment; ability to perform tasks in field and in adverse conditions, including but not limited to inclement weather such as high and low temperatures, confined spaces with noisy conditions, poor lighting; ability to lift items weighing up to 25 lbs (floor to waist, waist to shoulder, shoulder to overhead) and move them a distance of at least 100 feet and up or down stairs as needed; ability to lift items up to 60 lbs with assistance of an additional person and/or handcart, floor jack, etc. and carry, push, or pull a distance of at least 100 feet; ability to work in basic personal protective equipment; ability to climb and descend stairs on a regular basis; ability to work in a high volume, high stress environment, dealing with interruptions, time pressures, high volume and traumatic subject matter; ability to work multiple, complicated, frequently changing and unscheduled tasks; ability to work in a close physical proximity with others or in isolation; ability to maintain concentration, vigilance, and make decisions; ability to work overtime and rotating schedules, often with little or no notice.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:

Develops, coordinates, and tests county emergency operations plans, to include flood control emergency actions plans. Writes and tests emergency operations plans of cities and towns and/or related government and/or partner agencies. Assists other government and non-government entities in the preparation of their emergency operations plans to ensure integration with county plans. Assists in the development, testing, training for, coordination and execution of off-site radiological emergency response plans for the nuclear plant. Develops plans to effectively deal with emerging issues related to emergency management, with specific emphasis on access and functional needs integration. Serves in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergencies and exercises. Acts as duty officer (assumes all department responsibilities) on a recurring basis after hours and on weekends. Prepares and presents briefings on disaster preparedness-related topics. Enters and maintains information in the department's computer database and software systems. Assists with volunteer training and programs for Palo Verde off-site response. Maintains offsite response equipment, including basic maintenance, coordination and tracking inventory. Assists with Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) planning efforts. Supports Reception and Care Center Plans and Operation. May act as the department's principal point of contact for department programs or projects.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified.  Those selected will be assessed based on evaluation of listed education and experience.  The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.
 
Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://jobs.maricopa.gov

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-506-3755 (staffed Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm MST, excluding holidays)
hrfeedback@mail.maricopa.gov

Job #150EMSPL022216
EMERGENCY SERVICES PLANNER
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It is the policy of Maricopa County not to discriminate in employment or the provision of services. Maricopa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process to eligible individuals requesting assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Emergency Services Planner Supplemental Questionnaire

1.

Please identify your highest level of education COMPLETED. IMPORTANT: LIST ALL EDUCATION IN THE APPLICABLE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION. Please indicate type of diploma/degree, college major/minor, and name of institution. If you did not complete a degree program, include your high school diploma/GED information, as well as the number of college semester/quarter hours completed. NOTE: Failure to provide complete information will likely result in the disqualification of your application.

[Checkbox]  Doctorate
[Checkbox]  Master's degree
[Checkbox]  Bachelor's degree
[Checkbox]  Associate's degree
[Checkbox]  Technical school (non-Associate's degree)
[Checkbox]  High School diploma or GED certificate
[Checkbox]  Less than a High School diploma or GED certificate

2.

Do you have degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field?

[Checkbox]  Yes
[Checkbox]  No

3.

Please identify your years of professional experience in Emergency Management in the public or private sector.

[Checkbox]  More than 6 ears.
[Checkbox]  More than 4 years, but less than 6 years.
[Checkbox]  More than 2 years, but less than 4 years.
[Checkbox]  More than 1 year, but less than 2 years.
[Checkbox]  Less than 1 year.
[Checkbox]  No experience.

4.

Please identify your years of experience as a Planner in the Emergency Management field.

[Checkbox]  More than 6 years.
[Checkbox]  More than 4 years, but less than 6 years.
[Checkbox]  More than 2 years, but less than 4 years.
[Checkbox]  More than 1 year, but less than 2 years.
[Checkbox]  Less than 1 year.
[Checkbox]  No experience.

5.

Do you have experience responding to or preparing response plans to fixed nuclear sites and all hazards?

[Checkbox]  Yes
[Checkbox]  No

6.

Did you complete the FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS)?

[Checkbox]  Yes
[Checkbox]  No

7.

Do you have all-hazards training, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Process (HSEEP) training?

[Checkbox]  Yes
[Checkbox]  No

8.

Do you have Radiological Emergency Planning (REP) training?

[Checkbox]  Yes
[Checkbox]  No

Required Question

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Career Center​

State Human Resources Office
Arizona Department of Emergency & Military Affairs

Unless otherwise noted in this announcement, the State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package including
medical, dental, vision, wellness, life insurance for employees and dependents, short and long-term disability and flexible
spending accounts. Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer
The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of State Activities maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.
TRAINING/EXERCISE BRANCH MANAGER
PAY RATE: $21.6346 - $29.0164 per hour
State Grade 22
This position is not eligible for over-time compensation.
WORK LOCATION: Papago Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, AZ
Position Description:
The Training/Exercise Program Manager will provide leadership, motivation, confidence and direction to the staff of the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA) regarding exercise activities designed to provide essential skills to state and local government agencies charged with specific function in times of emergencies. This is a very important role on the state and national stage as it is DEMA’s obligation to lead the emergency services community to protect the citizens of Arizona and the nation through a “whole community” collaborative approach. Primary responsibilities of the position include: supervising full and part-time staff; coordinating and integrating statewide exercise activities; serving as director/manager for statewide exercises; maintaining relationships with the state, county, tribal and local agencies, volunteer organizations, and private sector partners; ensuring exercise programs meet current federal requirements and procedures; monitoring statewide Multi Year Training and Exercise Plans (MYTEP) and coordinating budgets in support of exercise programs as required. Other duties include: attending State and National meetings, seminars, and conferences related to position responsibilities; assignment to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) as directed by necessary staffing needs during SEOC activations or exercises, or other SEOC positions as required; research, and detailed reports including executive level exercise summary, exercise After Action Reports and Improvement Plans; ensuring compliance with DEMA, DHS/FEMA, and State government agency programs.
State Human Resources Office
Arizona Department of Emergency & Military Affairs
Unless otherwise noted in this announcement, the State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package including
medical, dental, vision, wellness, life insurance for employees and dependents, short and long-term disability and flexible
spending accounts. Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer
Special Job Requirements:
Requires possession of, and ability to, retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate
to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record
checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training
(see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). In and Out of State travel required. Candidates for
this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation; incumbent must be able to
obtain and maintain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Desired Qualifications: In order to view the Knowledge, Skills,
Abilities, and Desired Qualifications to qualify for this position and to apply on-line, please go to
https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=18L0.
Current State employees can apply at the YES website at www.yes.az.gov. Job ID 21509Type your paragraph here.






Phone: 602-539-AESA (2372)