Posted 10/27/2022


The Homeland Security Grants Program division of the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security manages federal homeland security grant for the Greater Houston region and coordinates and supports regional homeland security preparedness projects and initiatives in the City of Houston and in the Counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery. This includes homeland security planning activities, regional community preparedness programs, and management of grant-funded initiatives.

This office seeks a Staff Analyst whose primary responsibility will be to serve as the administrator of a web-based critical infrastructure catalog used by jurisdictions, agencies, and private-sector partners in the Houston region. The employee will manage the system, support its adoption in the region, train new and existing users, and assist with tasks related to critical infrastructure protection programs and other homeland security priorities, goals, and objectives.

The employee in this position must possess or be able to obtain a federal security clearance at the SECRET level and must be able to maintain that clearance throughout the duration of employment in this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing an IT system that jurisdictions and agencies in the Greater Houston region use to catalog critical infrastructure information and related data.
  • Coordinating with regional government agencies and private-sector partners to support them with the identification, characterization, and prioritization of critical infrastructure assets in the region.
  • Assisting jurisdictions in the region with assessing and analyzing their risk from and vulnerability to terrorism.
  • Identifying opportunities for integration of existing and future technologies related to critical infrastructure data.
  • Performing training related to the critical infrastructure catalog and other program elements.
  • Designing data collection and research strategies, implementing appropriate processes, analyzing collected information, and creating reports and presentations.
  • Performing additional duties, as assigned, related to regional homeland security programs and priorities, including work to support the overall activities of the Houston Urban Area Security Initiative.
  • Providing temporary surge support when requested by the Houston Office of Emergency Management during disasters, emergencies, planned events, and other instances when the emergency operations center (EOC) is activated.

This position will require travel within Houston and surrounding counties. The selected candidate must meet all City requirements for use of motor vehicles as described in City of Houston Administrative Policy 2-2. This position may also require occasional travel outside the Houston area or State of Texas.

This is a Tier II level position as described in City of Houston Administrative Policy 2-3. An employee in this position may be temporarily reassigned to emergency duties, which could involve working nights/weekends/holidays, working extended hours, working from alternate City facilities, and/or working in the field.

Driving is an essential function of this position.


The position is generally physically comfortable, and the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

This position may require long hours during stressful emergency situations.



Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a field directly related to the type of work being performed.

Graduate degrees related to the type of work to be performed may substitute for the experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.


Three years of professional administrative, financial or analytical experience related to the type of work being performed are required.

Professional experience related to the type of work to be performed may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.


Valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (Administrative Policy 2-2).


Preferences will be given to candidates with the following skillsets:

  • Management of web-based software applications/systems, and/or implementation or development of critical infrastructure protection programs.
  • Experience in emergency management, public health preparedness, data science analysis or related experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects;  possess analytical and critical thinking skills.

If selected, candidate must have completed or must be willing to complete the following FEMA courses:  IS-100 (ICS 100), IS-200 (ICS 200), IS-235 (Emergency Planning), IS-700 (NIMS), IS-800 (National Response Framework) , IS-2200 (Basic EOC Functions), E/L/G/K 300 (ICS 300), E/L/G/K 400 (ICS 400), E/L/G/K 2300 (Intermediate EOC Functions) within 90 days of employment.

Time allowed to complete these courses may be extended if suitable course offerings are not available.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance 

The department may administer a skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Grants and Special Funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employees may be laid off or transferred.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832/393-7222).

If you need special services or accommodations, call (832/393-7222). (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.   

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


$71,999.98 - $78,000.00


Houston City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby Street, Houston, TX, USA