Municipal Career Center

Preparedness Coordinator

Start Date: October 18, 2023 | End Date: November 30, 2024
County: Cumberland County
Job Type: Other

JOB PURPOSE:  Plan, organize and coordinate county-wide disaster preparedness efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration or related field;
  • Five years of local government experience, emergency response and disaster planning experience;
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job will be considered;
  • A valid driver’s license.


  1. Develops an Integrated Preparedness Plan (IPP), which details extensively the preparedness activities CCEMA undertakes.
  2. Coordinate emergency preparedness activities, training programs, and exercises to include seminars, workshops, drills, tabletop, functional, and/or full-scale exercises to enhance effectiveness in response to emergencies.
  3. Supports all aspects of training delivery including, but not limited to: marketing, coordination of location, supplies, course materials, registration, instructor scheduling, and certification. Training may be conducted virtually, in-person, or in hybrid formats.
  4. Conducts surveys and research to monitor the effectiveness of preparedness programs and any growth or sustainment of capabilities. Produces analytical reports to measure the impact of programs.
  5. Demonstrates the strong written communication skills required to develop exercise documentation and After-Action Reports for review by senior officials and whole community partners.
  6. Assists with coordination and exercising of comprehensive emergency management plans and operations for Cumberland County to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of any and all hazards.
  7. Research, draft and implement Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for County organizations and campuses.
  8. Demonstrates superior project management skills. Excels in a high operational tempo. Manages multiple projects by setting timelines to distribute projects appropriately. Ensures timely notification of CCEMA leadership and staff, as well as local, county and state officials.
  9. Support and assist multimedia outreach activities such as: social media graphics, marketing materials and (virtual or in-person) presentations. Participates in other public outreach activities in support of the emergency preparedness program.
  10. Maintain situational awareness and staff the County’s Emergency Operations Center when activated.
  11. Work cooperatively and productively with supervisors, co-workers, partner agencies, and general public.
  12. Develop and provide subject matter expertise in the field of preparedness to the County and with various local, regional and state groups and committees.
  13. Performs other related duties as directed.

Cumberland County offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package and is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce. Come join our team and culture of engaged employees. Our strong management team is dedicated to providing employees with inspiring leadership, a positive and friendly workplace, support, encouragement and the necessary tools for success. We offer tuition reimbursement, wellness program, and professional development and training opportunities.

This position is 40 hours per week, with a full benefits package.  Pay is commensurate with experience, with a range of $22.01-$25.28.

Position will remain open until filled.

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