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City of Tacoma WA Emergency Management Officer in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) is currently seeking a motivated and experienced professional who is interested in managing the Emergency Preparedness functions for the City of Tacoma, including all General Government and in partnership with Tacoma Public Utilities. This position will provide program direction, maintaining consistency and coordination of processes and preparedness, and consult with and advise the Fire Chief or their designee on all matters related to emergency management. Responsibilities include: * Establishing strategic priorities for emergency preparedness * Developing and maintaining the City's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan * Managing development and maintenance of departmental Continuity of Operations Plans * Coordinate community training, including TFD's Community Emergency Response Team program * Develop and coordinate Emergency Preparedness training exercises * Represent the City on local, regional, state, and federal planning and response activities * Create partnerships amongst internal departments and external agencies related to preparing the City and its residents for an emergency * Manage the readiness of the Emergency Coordination Center * Coordinate Public Assistance recovery efforts with County and FEMA representatives An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complex data, and prepare and present findings and documents to executive and legislative positions. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management and Preparedness, or related field and *three years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness. *OR Six or more years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness; and *two years of supervisory/management experience. *LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: * * Emergency Management certification strongly preferred, through FEMA Emergency Management Institute or International Association of Emergency Managers. * FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training. *Washington State Driver's License is required; travel between work locations is necessary. Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. Applications received before June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. will receive first consideration for interview. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion* Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. *Salary: $105,476.80 - $135,179.20 Annually Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Non-Classified Department: Fire Job Number: 703-21 Division: Fire Closing: 7/8/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: