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Emergency Management Officer II

  • Emergency Management Officer II
  • 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:
$31,468.00 – $49,948.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,311.00 – $2,082.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level professional work planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating one or more phase(s) of a statewide emergency management program.

Job Duties

Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates one or more phase(s) of a statewide emergency management program: Preparedness, Response, and/or Recovery Operations.

Participates in the development and coordination of the State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), Hazard Mitigation Plan, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA), and an emergency management strategic plan.

Contacts and advises local officials regarding emergency management matters; explains federal and state requirements and procedures.

Assists in and/or directs the coordination of complex emergency management information and/or provides guidance to local governments and other state agencies.

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

Processes state and federal grant payment requests; participates in audits of submitted bills and invoices.

Assists with damage assessments and inspection of recovery projects for completeness and quality of workmanship.

Prepares and/or reviews technical reports, correspondence, and emergency management related materials; participates in special studies and surveys.

Participates in planning and conducting HSEEP, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and other emergency management training for volunteers and local personnel; assists in planning statewide conferences, workshops, and test exercises.

Disseminates the Emergency Operations Procedure manual, emergency contact procedures for disaster emergency response and recovery, and the agency’s standard operating procedures; offers recommendations for revisions to related procedures and shares any updates.

Addresses civic and community groups to promote emergency management programs; ensures effective utilization of community resources in the education of the public in non-military defense.

Assists with training and monitoring of personnel assigned to the Communications Center and the State Emergency Operations Center during disaster and emergency operations.

Coordinates necessary training and equipment for personnel to successfully complete their assigned responsibilities.

Operates personal computer/printer and provides software support.

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

Exercises independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction.

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.)

One or more years of experience as an Emergency Management Officer I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university ; and,

Two or more years of professional and/or supervisory experience in emergency management, including disaster preparedness, response, and/or recovery operations under an established National Incident Management System.

 (24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Emergency Management, Communication, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and/or a closely related field may substitute for the required education and one year of the required experience.)

(A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Emergency Management, Communication, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and/or a closely related field may substitute for the required education and experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)

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?

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

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

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

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

Intermediate knowledge of the formal emergency management planning process.

Intermediate knowledge of NIMS.

Intermediate knowledge of HSEEP.

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

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

Intermediate 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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