Reports to: Emergency Management Director / Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt (Full Time)



Assist in the management, planning and delivery of Homeland Security and Emergency Management services in the DETCOG region.  This includes working with the Program Director and local Emergency Management Coordinators to manage Homeland Security/Emergency Management grants, implement and update the National Incident Management System (NIMS), prepare risk assessments, identify gaps in security and identify training needs.  Will also have management and supervisory responsibilities related to  Criminal Justice Planning.  Excellent opportunity for the right person to advance to program director position in the future.



  • Assists local jurisdictions with understanding and implementing all Emergency Management Planning requirements, including review and updates of Emergency Operations Plans.
  • Assists in planning and facilitating regional exercises and drills.
  • Reviews and updates Regional Emergency Operations Plan, Regional Interoperable Communications Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, and other plans as needed.
  • Assists in preparing the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, the State Preparedness Report, and the Regional Implementation Plan and submitting to the State Homeland Security Office.
  • Leads in development and update of the Regional Criminal Justice Plan and conducts public hearings and/or informational meetings on proposed criminal justice projects.
  • Works with the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee to facilitate equitable allocation of Regional Criminal Justice project funds and to develop recommendations on all grant applications involving Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and Criminal Justice Division funds.
  • Inputs and manages data and reports in the OOG eGrants system for Homeland Security grants and Criminal Justice grants, assuring that all documentation is submitted on time and that all projects are completed.
  • Assists local jurisdictions with entering applications and project information into the OOG eGrants system to facilitate the timely distribution of funding to jurisdictions and obligation of funds to approved projects.
  • Performs related work as assigned.



Education and Experience

Experience working in an emergency management office environment.  Must have completed National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800.  Experience in law enforcement preferred.  Minimum high school diploma or equivalent — graduation from an accredited college or university preferred.  Prior experience working with the OOG eGrants system beneficial.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to delegate, monitor and evaluate complex and technical programs.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid Driver’s License – Ability to travel in a multi-county region on a regular basis.



  • Leadership – Provides direction, motivation, and an example through open communication, optimism, and modeling best practices.
  • Concern for Effectiveness – Demonstrates a commitment to producing the highest quality work possible, while monitoring long-term impact.
  • Teamwork – Recognizes independence and talent of each member; fosters a climate of trust, works within the team structure, understands the team perspective, and commits to goal attainment.
  • Communication – Ensures that key issues are addressed and that important information is shared quickly and effectively up, down, and across the organization.
  • Customer Service – Consistently demonstrates respect, responsiveness, and professionalism towards others while providing superior service for customers.



  • Working Autonomously – Ability to work without close supervision, taking responsibility to ensure tasks are completed on time, without error, and up to quality standards.
  • Flexibility – Recognizes and responds to unanticipated events and requirements. Willing to do what is necessary to get the desired results.
  • Travel – Valid Texas driver’s license, proof of insurance specified by the State of Texas, and dependable transportation for travel within the region.
  • Must be able to pass required state and federal background checks and security clearances.



$47,000 – $53,000 per year, depending on experience, with opportunity for advancement

Plus benefits including health insurance, retirement plan and other benefits.



Send completed DETCOG Employment Application and Resume to:


Attn: Personnel

210 Premier Drive

Jasper, TX 75951

Or email to:

Application form can be found online at under the “About DETCOG/Jobs & RFPs” link.



Until filled.  Position is available immediately.



Salaries of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments are funded by various state and federal grants; therefore, employment is conditioned on the availability of such funds.


Equal Opportunity Employer


Email to apply:


Mail to apply:


Attn: Personnel

210 Premier Drive

Jasper, TX 75951

Position Type

Regular / Full Time




Deep East Texas Council of Gov, Jasper, TX