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Thurston County is looking for an Emergency Management Manager

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary: $7,093.00-$9,458.00 monthly

Full details and application can be found at

The Emergency Management Manager oversees and administers the County’s emergency management plan. Supervises the work of section staff and volunteers and serves as the principal County liaison to the Emergency Management Council and as a representative of the county to city, state, and federal agencies, civil groups, and the media in matters relating to emergency management.
Works with other departments and jurisdictions to create and maintain coordinated, local-area emergency management programs and other safety programs. Oversees grant funding research and coordination of grant applications. Assures the County’s compliance with applicable federal and state regulations for emergency management programs, grants and response. 
Washington State has developed nine Homeland Security Regions. The nine regions are divided with the same boundaries as the nine Public Health emergency preparedness regions. Thurston County is the lead agency for Region 3, which includes Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason and Pacific Counties. The Emergency Management Manager will oversee and administer this program as per regional agreements.

Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) is looking for a Mitigation & Recovery Section Manager!

Closing Date: 5/10/22

Salary: $104,000-$118,000 Annually

Full details and application can be found at 

Responsibilities include:
Responsible to provide management and oversight of the Mitigation and Recovery Section operations that include Human Services, Hazard Mitigation, and Public Assistance. 

  • Management responsibilities include first line supervision of 6 positions; second line supervision over 10 positions; third line supervision of over 39 positions.  During disasters these numbers can significantly increase depending on the nature and size of the disaster. 

Provide leadership to staff who manage and administer programs for statewide hazard mitigation; repair and restoration of public infrastructure after a disaster, and assistance to individuals and households after a disaster.

  • Develop and negotiate program goals, priorities, and funding. 
  • Manage and administer statewide hazard mitigation planning and disaster recovery efforts, including establishing procedures and administrative policy to implement the programs within federal and state guidelines. 

Oversee the delivery of disaster recovery services to individuals in Washington State through the oversight of program management of the federal government’s Other Needs Assessment Program and coordinates involvement with Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WAVOAD) providing essential services to disaster victims.

Reduces the financial and human impact of disasters in Washington State by overseeing the development and implementation of statewide hazard mitigation strategies with the goal of reducing or eliminating vulnerabilities to life and property within Washington State.

When appointed by the Governor, serve as Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) and State Coordinating Officer (SCO) during emergency and disaster incidents, coordinating directly with senior federal officials in meeting the immediate and long-term disaster recovery needs of the state.  


Lewis County Emergency Management Coordinator opening:

Closing Date: Open until filled

Starting Salary: $4,147-5,579/month (DOQ)

This position is a FLSA non-exempt position within the Lewis
County Public Works Department, Emergency Management
Division located at 351 NW North St., Chehalis, WA.

This is a highly responsible administrative position in the field of Emergency Management. Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of technical, administrative, and professional work in support of the Emergency Management Division of Lewis County Public Works. This position plans and coordinates emergency management functions for Lewis County, assists with administering the Lewis County’s
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan; delivers emergency response training and public education activities; and performs other related duties as assigned.

New employees must successfully complete a six (6) consecutive-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.


  • Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited
    college or university with a major in Emergency
    Management, Public Safety, Public Administration or
    a related field; and two (2) years of progressive work
    experience in emergency management, disaster
    planning, and business continuity.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State
    Driver’s License.
  • Provide certificates of completion in FEMA courses IS
    100, IS 200, IS 700 and IS 800.
  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful
    performance of the duties assigned to the position.


See for complete job description and application.