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Emergency Management Coordinator

  • Emergency Management Coordinator
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  • Do I qualify?
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$45,052.00 – $71,727.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,877.00 – $2,989.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is senior-level professional supervisory and/or administrative work planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating an emergency management program on a regional basis, or overseeing all phases of a department wide emergency/disaster program.

Job Duties

Manages and/or supervises staff in planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating all phases of a department wide emergency/disaster management program: Preparedness, Response, and/or Recovery Operations.

Reviews the State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), Hazard Mitigation Plan, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Threat Hazard Identification Risk Analysis (THIRA), and other emergency management strategic plans; advises management of areas of concern and suggests revisions.

Assesses Local Emergency Operation Plans (LEOP) within assigned region and provides guidance and offers suggestions for areas of concern.

Conducts joint Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA), Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local officials, and Small Business Administration following a disaster.

Develops and recommends programs to efficiently utilize local, state, and federal resources in time of emergency.

Provides assistance and guidance to local governments and municipalities with developing emergency management plans; coordinates emergency planning with local, state, and federal agencies, charitable organizations, and/or regional partners and agencies.

Explains disaster programs and jurisdictional responsibilities in order to document and define eligible expenses.

Advises and provides technical assistance to local officials regarding emergency management matters; interprets and applies state and federal requirements and procedures; and serves as a liaison with local, state, and federal representatives.

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

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

Researches demographic and economic data to prioritize future project and planning efforts.

Monitors, tracks, and reviews project expenditures for program consistency and eligibility.

Oversees, coordinates, and/or processes state and federal grant payment requests and ensures compliance with rules and regulations.

Conducts damage assessments, inspections, and closeouts of recovery projects for completeness and quality of workmanship.

Directs, plans, and conducts special studies and surveys; plans and evaluates emergency management activities and programs.

Collects and analyzes statistical data relating to disaster preparedness, response and/or recovery programs; recommends and/or coordinates program modifications and/or development; and creates/disseminates reports/correspondence and other emergency management related materials.

Coordinates, plans, and participates in HSEEP, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and other emergency management training, workshops, meetings, and conferences; tests and evaluates disaster training exercises.

Disseminates the Emergency Operation Procedures manual, emergency contact procedures for disaster emergency response and recovery, the agency’s standard operating procedures; and recommends revisions to policies and procedures.

Operates personal computer/printer, and provides software support as needed.

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

Exercises considerable independence, initiative, and judgment 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 III with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


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

Four 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 two years of the required 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?

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

Comprehensive knowledge of the policies, regulations, guides, and precedents pertinent to the assigned emergency management phases.

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

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and office management.

Comprehensive knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques.

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

Comprehensive knowledge of the formal emergency management planning process.

Comprehensive knowledge of NIMS.

Comprehensive knowledge of HSEEP.

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

Skill in managing and resolving conflict in high intensity situations.

Ability to provide directions during stressful situations.

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

Ability to coordinate gathering, correlation, summarization, interpretation, and reporting of a variety of technical emergency information and data.

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

Ability to effectively manage special project work groups as assigned.

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 plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff.

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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