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Emergency Management Officer I

  • Emergency Management Officer I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$28,036.00 – $44,476.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,168.00 – $1,854.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level professional work assisting in planning, developing, and/or evaluating one or more phase(s) of a statewide emergency management program or in the operation of emergency communication services.

Job Duties

Assists in planning, developing, and/or evaluating one or more phase(s) of a statewide emergency management program: Preparedness, Response, and/or Recovery Operations.

Assists with developing the State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), Hazard Mitigation Plan, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA), and/or an emergency management strategic plan.

Responds to local jurisdictions’ and state and federal agencies’ requests for information or assistance related to assigned area of responsibility.

Assists with the management, distribution, and tracking of assigned disaster preparedness funds to include local, state, and federal resources and grant awards.

Provides assistance in planning conferences including logistics, materials and handouts, announcements, registration, required equipment, and  special requests/requirements.

Assists in the development and coordination of statewide exercises such as annual tornado and winter weather drills, annual disaster exercises, radiological emergency preparedness training, HSEEP, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and other emergency management training.

Monitors severe weather and other critical situations; coordinates and controls the delivery of information during emergency situations.

Oversees the communications center; gives guidance to personnel (of various levels and from various agencies) during disaster response and recovery operations.

Operates, maintains, and performs tests on a variety of complex communication systems such as Public Service Radio networks, data terminals, teletype machines, satellite communication systems, wide-area data networks,  telephone warning systems, and Geographic Information System (GIS)/mapping and disaster software; offers recommendations for emergency communications and data exchange systems installed in the State Emergency Operations Center.

Assists with the development, maintenance, and dissemination of the Emergency Operations Procedure manual,  emergency contact procedures for disaster/ emergency response and recovery, and the agency’s standard operating procedures.

Operates personal computer/printer and provides software support.

Travels to assigned locations to fulfill the requirements of the position.

Exercises independence within established facility and agency policies under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Four or more years of experience in the operation and maintenance of complex communications systems and equipment such as Public Service Radio networks, 911 dispatch centers, network data communications systems, satellite data systems, or integrated communications consoles; OR four or more years of paid or volunteer experience in emergency management including disaster preparedness, response, and/or recovery operations under an established National Incident Management System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of the phases of emergency management and their relevance to public safety.

Introductory knowledge of the policies, regulations, guides, and precedents pertinent to the assigned emergency management phase(s).

Introductory knowledge of the plans and functions of emergency management at the local, state, and federal levels.

Introductory knowledge of state and local governmental organization, operations, and resources.

Introductory knowledge of the formal emergency management planning process.

Introductory knowledge of NIMS.

Introductory knowledge of HSEEP.

Introductory knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, procedures, and techniques applicable to  emergency communications.

Introductory knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of various types of emergency communications equipment and transmission media.

Introductory knowledge of the functional relationships of component parts of emergency communications systems and related operations processes.

Skill in managing and resolving conflict in high intensity situations.

Ability to provide direction during stressful situations.

Ability to provide technical assistance to local, state, and federal representatives on emergency management issues.

Ability to gather, correlate, summarize, interpret, and report a variety of technical information and data.

Ability to analyze implications, identify trends, and  apply conclusions to complex problems.

Ability to communicate effectively to small or large groups of people.

Ability to comprehend, interpret, communicate, and apply regulations, procedures, and related emergency management information.

Ability to use and operate a personal computer and other standard office equipment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of personnel, public officials, civic and community groups, and the general public.

Ability to travel and work nights, weekends, and holidays when required to respond to disaster/emergency situations.

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