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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Emergency Management
Job Title: Emergency Management Planner
Salary: $40347.84 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:


This position is responsible for the administrative support and daily coordination of all hazards planning within Sedgwick County.  The Emergency Management Planner also performs research related to the update and creation of all plans maintained by Sedgwick County Emergency Management.


Essential Job Functions:

Creates and/or updates all plans maintained by Sedgwick County Emergency Management to comply with the Kansas Planning Standards and other applicable standards or regulations

  • Maintains the following plans:
    • Local Emergency Operations Plan and all annexes
    • Debris Management Plan
    • Emergency Management Continuity of Operations Plan
    • Multi-jurisdictional Risk Assessment and Hazard Vulnerability Analysis for Sedgwick County
    • Hazard Mitigation Plan
    • Others as identified
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with partners to review plans
  • Ensures plans begin the promulgation cycle with enough time to be reviewed and signed by all appropriate governing bodies prior to expiration

Supports the gathering, tracking, and dissemination of hazardous materials information

  • Ensures compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and KSA 65-5701 et seq including the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and other applicable laws and standards
  • Works with the  Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Chairperson to ensure all administrative functions are performed, including annual compliance checks, agendas, minutes, scheduling, and public notices
  • Tracks and documents Tier I and Tier II reports received by Emergency Management or the LEPC
  • Ensures appropriate hazardous materials information is shared to first response agencies and Emergency Communications (911) as needed

Builds safe, secure, and resilient communities through prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery activities

  • Participates in 24/7 on-call rotation for Emergency Management Duty Officer including need for driving a marked emergency vehicle and a cell phone equipped for receiving emails while on call
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in emergency management and/or emergency preparedness
  • Participates in public outreach efforts
  • Assists or leads response and/or recovery efforts during times of crisis including staffing the Emergency Operations Center or serving in the Incident or Area Command as needed
  • Ensure Sedgwick County is in compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Conducts shelter surveys for schools and small businesses and submits detailed reports on findings
  • Assists with testing and routine maintenance of warning systems



Collaboration/Relationship Building:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills

Resilience & Adaptability:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.

Initiative:  Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements. Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them. Actively seeks and identifies opportunities to contribute to and achieve goals. Maintains a sense of purpose, value, and ownership of their work. Seizes opportunities when they arise. Works independently with little direction.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of (subject matter) management to contribute to the success of the county


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, or other related fields

Years of Experience:  One year experience in emergency planning

License, certifications, etc: IS 100, 200, 700, 800 required within 30 days; ICS 300, 400 required within one year;  HSEEP Training within one year; Kansas Certified Emergency Manager required within two years; Kansas Driver’s License and proof of current liability insurance

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Masters Degree from accredited college or university in Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, or other related fields

Years of Experience:   Documented experience with emergency management specific plans such as local or county emergency operation plans, debris management, etc

License, certifications, etc…  Professional Development Series through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Graduation from FEMA’s Emergency Management Basic Academy


Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.


Work Environment:

Usual working day/hours:  Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  Public Safety Center, 714 N Main, Wichita, KS

Salary Range:  $40,347.84 - $59,042.88


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20000375

Open Date: 7/2/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/2/2018 11:59:59 PM