Homeland Security Planner
Administers the BVCOG’s Homeland Security Program. Assist local governments with emergency planning and first responder preparedness, works closely with regional emergency management coordinators, the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Office of the Governor, the Texas Statewide Interoperable Communications Coordinator, the Texas Association of Regional Councils, the Texas Engineering Extension Service and the Texas Office of Homeland Security.
ensure that all local governments in the Brazos Valley have complete and up-to-date emergency management plans by providing assistance; coordinate, assist and participate in emergency preparedness and Homeland Security related training and exercises in the region; identify and recommend emerging training needs of first responders in the region; coordinate the maintenance of local and regional mutual aid agreements; develop and maintain a Regional Interoperable Communications Plan; assist local jurisdictions in the allocation and management of grant funds; as well as serves as an advisory member of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Requires a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of experience and training. Thorough knowledge of emergency management principles and previous work experience or education in related area desired. Within six months of employment must complete ICS-100, ICS-700.a and ICS-800.b, FEMA Emergency Management Institute online courses. Must have valid driver’s license and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Salary Range: $40,000.00 – $47,000.00, DOQ
Equal Opportunity Employer