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BCES Emergency Planner 

Salary: $31.26-$43.77 hourly

Location: Benton County-Richland, WA

Closing:1/31/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


Performs difficult administrative work developing, revising, and updating the Benton County Emergency Management Plan for all hazards and hazard specific annexes for assigned area, emergency response policies and procedures, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the BCES Emergency Management Manager “Supervisor”. Position is subject to 24/7 response to emergency operations center in the event of an emergency.

  • Reviews and analyzes federal statutes, regulations, and rules related to emergency management and hazard specific annex; performs an annual review of all Benton County plans, procedures, agreements, and training materials related to emergency response in order to maintain compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and rules governing local response to emergencies, in order to maintain compliance with regulations and grant agreement terms and conditions.
  • Coordinates with local and state public safety agencies, schools, hospitals, and other organizations, agencies or neighboring jurisdictions to assure an organized common response to emergencies or disasters.
  • Coordinates training and conducts drills and exercises to ensure validity of plans and procedures, includes developing, coordinating and conducting training for hazard specific annex and full-scale exercise programs for local government, emergency responders, volunteers, and the general public as related to the Comprehensive Plan or hazard specific annex.
  • Maintains database of owners and properties within Benton County per hazard specific annex; identifies special populations living within Emergency Planning Zone and develop procedures relating to the safety and protection of those persons in an emergency.
  • Provide the public with emergency preparedness and response information and guidelines; inspects outdoor emergency information signage and restocks informational pamphlets at various locations throughout the community.
  • Inventories, maintains, and arranges for the calibration or replacement of radiation detection devices, dosimetry, and potassium iodide supplies for use by emergency responders during a radiological emergency response.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual reports for submittal to Manager and grant programs, per federal or state requirements.
  • In time of actual emergency, staff key Emergency Operation Center positions, Joint Information Center positions or work as a field liaison to achieve overall protection for the citizens of Benton County.

To view the complete announcement and information on how to apply, click on the link below.

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Emergency Management Coordinator 1 

Salary: $37.15-$47.09 hourly

Location: Tacoma, Pierce County WA

Closing: 2/11/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


This is highly responsible administrative work in the field of Emergency Management. An employee in
this class is responsible for performing coordination, planning, operations, development, hazard
mitigation, training, and public education activities. The Emergency Management Coordinator 1 is the first level of the classification series performing professional level emergency management program administration activities. This classification does not have full supervisory responsibility of other employees as required in the Emergency Management Coordinator 2.

Core Responsibilities:

    • Administer, coordinate, and develop specific emergency management programs and plans such as continuity of operations, operational coordination to incidents, disaster recovery, and training and exercising these plans. 
    • Develop planning strategies, plans, and procedures with community organizations, tribal nations, local governments, state and federal agencies, and the private sector. 
    • Provide technical assistance supporting local jurisdictions in the development of emergency plans. 
    • Work with County departments and stakeholders to provide direct customer service before, during, and after an incident or disaster.
    • Serve as a rotating Duty Officer to support emergency response activities.
    • Research, develop, and maintain aspects of the Pierce County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan as assigned.

To view the complete announcement and information on how to apply, click on the link below.

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