City of Boston

Regional Coordinator

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/15/2022 9:57 AM)
Req ID
2022-23586
Dept
Emergency Management
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Boston City Hall
Salary Min
63,478.40
Salary Max
87,728.16
Union
MYO
Openings
1
Posting End Date
5/6/2023
Contact Email
malik.canty@boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description:

 

The City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) seeks a highly motivated candidate to serve as Regional Emergency Management Planner. This is a position funded under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. The position is currently funded for a two year term, with continuation dependent on future grant awards.
 

The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management coordinates the City's homeland security and emergency management programs. OEM's Mission is to enhance the City of Boston and Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's (MBHSR) to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies. Working in close partnership with Boston's and the MBHSR’s public safety and public health agencies, OEM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, conducts trainings, exercises and drills, and performs other services to support the City and Region’s overall preparedness. OEM follows an all-hazards approach, preparing for emergencies of different types - whether they be natural or man-made. Under the direction of the MBHSR Program Manager, the successful candidate will support citywide and regional emergency planning efforts coordinated by OEM. The Regional Emergency Management Planner will serve as a liaison between Boston OEM, MBHSR entities, and other regional partners (local, state and Federal representatives, as well as private/non-profit institutions).

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with management of MBHSR planning projects and associated budgets;
  • Develops, updates and maintains emergency management plans, including but not limited to Emergency Operations Plans (EOP), hazard and support annexes, standard operating procedures and continuity of operations plans.
  • Coordinates with numerous City, MBHSR, and external agencies.
  • Researches and applies best practices in emergency management, hazard/vulnerability analysis, and capability assessments.
  • Supports other emergency management functions, such as citizen preparedness, public information, and program administration.
  • Assists with interagency planning for major events and documentation and evaluation of the handling of major emergencies.
  • Fulfills other OEM duties as assigned, including on-call shifts, and staffing of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during an emergency or major planned event.
  • Performs other emergency management duties as directed.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Three plus (3+) years of professional experience in emergency management, preparedness, planning, project management or other experience performing duties similar to those described above.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public administration, public policy, emergency management, planning or a related field.  A degree may count towards one year of the required professional experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying emergency management principles and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data;
  • Communication (Written and Oral), Organizational, and Problem Solving Skills; and
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

 

Desired Requirements: 

  • Advanced degree or certification in public administration, public policy, emergency management, planning or a related field.
  • Five plus (5+) years of emergency management, preparedness, planning, project management or other experience performing duties similar to those described above.
  • Previous experience working with Federal, state and/or local emergency management programs.

 

Boston Residency Required.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   Nonunion/MO-8

Hours per week:   35

 

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