Job Openings

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Emergency Management Planner

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$29,996- $35,800
  • Posted Date:06/28/2018


Develops, implements, monitors and modifies emergency preparedness plans and associated products. Assists in the development and maintenance of the training and exercise program and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Creates and leads multi-cross disciplinary teams and external partners in the development, implementation, monitoring and modification of emergency preparedness plans.
  • Provides administrative and technical support to the EMC (Emergency Management Coordinator) in the continued development and maintenance of the County’s Emergency Management program, including social media upkeep.
  • Prepares and submits reports/planning updates per local, state and/or federal requirements as needed.
  • Provides administrative and technical support to the EMC to administer the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant program to include researching, writing and submitting grant projects and completing required reporting per the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
  • Functions within the Emergency Operations Center or specified location during emergency and non-emergency incidents including but not limited to major emergencies, disasters, training exercises and special events.
  • Prepares and delivers public education presentations designed to enhance awareness and foster personal preparedness among the citizens of Johnson County, civic and other local organizations, business and industry.
  • Represents Emergency Management at various meetings, trainings, conferences and seminars as requested by the EMC.
  • Coordinates special projects/programs at the request of the Emergency Management Coordinator.
  • Monitors the weather during both severe weather and hurricane season or when notified that severe weather is impending.
  • Performs other related duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Employees are required to comply with safety regulations, procedures, protocols, and wear personal protective gear if required.


    Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree, with 3 to 5 years related experience. Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions listed above can be substituted.


  • LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) capabilities
  • General knowledge of county, state and federal laws
  • Chapter 418 of Government Code
  • Federal Stafford Act
  • ICS (Incident Command System) and CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) instructor
  • Capacity to successfully coordinate implementation of emergency plans during complex incidents with multiple disciplines
  • Social media as a communication tool
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fire and rescue department personnel, volunteers, public officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public
  • Tact and courtesy
  • Perform physical labor
  • Make presentations
  • Effective oral and written communications
  • Work independently
  • Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Develop and write reports, policies, and correspondence
  • Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone
  • Follow oral and written instructions and procedures
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit
  • Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools
  • Reason/analyze; use logic to identify and resolve problems
  • Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with staff of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and intense noises.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work: Performing the essential functions typically requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly.



Johnson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Return to full list >>