Capital Area Council of Governments, CAPCOG, is a regional organization of city and county governments in the 10-county region surrounding the Austin metro area created to foster collaboration at the regional level and promote economy and efficiency in the coordinated development of the region. Homeland Security Division focuses on regional planning, activities and initiatives that support the ability of local governments to collaborate and share critical information and resources during emergencies and disasters.

Homeland Security Division is seeking candidates for a Planning Coordinator. This position performs routine planning and research work. The work involves grant administration and support including grant application development, progress reporting and administration for the division; provides support and training to regional grant applicants. Works with the region’s emergency management coordinators, public safety responders, public health and medical professionals, elected officials, and other regional stakeholders to assess and plan for public safety and general public preparedness, readiness and response to terrorism as well as other public threats and emergencies, including development of the regional Threat Hazard identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) plan.  In support of regional planning activities, the incumbent will also assist with the development and/or delivery of training and disaster exercises to test regional response and recovery plans.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university is required. Coursework in emergency management or business administration preferred.


Required: Experience in planning, emergency management and/or grants management.

Preferred: Experience developing emergency management or emergency response plans; leading or supporting response to a community disaster or crisis; developing and/or coordinating delivery of training and exercises; grant administration, monitoring, and development.

Experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

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Application closing date: January 11, 2018 or until filled.


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


$47,000 to $56,000 per year depending on qualifications.


Capital Area Council of Govts, Burleson Road, Austin, TX