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Date:  May 19, 2023
Req ID:  29681

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72199

Anticipated Starting Salary:  36155

Position Number: [[22158628]] 
County: [[Pulaski]] 
Posting End Date: [[06/05/2023]] 

Anticipated Starting Salary: [[$36,155]] 

[[Preparedness and Response / Planning Branch]] 

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the safety and security of all Arkansans through ethical, character-driven behavior that promotes professionalism, clear communication, and accountability while serving as the state’s premier public safety agency.


Applicant must be available for disaster duty at any time.  Twelve-hour work schedules are possible and all ADEM positions are subject to 24-hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency or disaster.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The working title of this position is Preparedness Planner within the Preparedness and Response Section. The successful applicant will be responsible for the following job functions. Advises the Planning Branch Manager on all emergency management planning matters and provide program recommendations. Serve as the ADEM Planning contact for specific sections of the Arkansas Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (ARCEMP) and for the continuity of operations plans for specific partner agencies. Serves as the Planning point of contact for  assigned Arkansas Counties, and assists County Emergency Managers on their Emergency Operations Plan. Provides project management for Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and assists with the development and implementation of standards, guidelines and subsequent plans. Interfaces with all other programs and program staff within ADEM and other local, state, federal, and private sector partners. This position requires ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with emergency management partners and stakeholders; and understands the many tools, lessons learned, recommendations, best practices and other information to be successful. Ensures all state and federal programs are in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies. Performs other duties as assigned.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicant must be available 24/7/365 for disaster/emergency operations and will support the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) working extended shifts as necessary during response and recovery efforts. Applicant should have strong writing skills. Demonstrates qualities capable of promoting a professional team environment; and excellent customer service skills. Applicant must be able to develop, implement, and maintain emergency management and continuity plans, procedures, and other documents related to the Arkansas Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (ARCEMP) and Operational Plans. Applicant must be able to communicate and present information to stakeholders and agency leadership; ability to consult and provide technical assistance; and have knowledge of the National Response Framework, National Incident Management Systems, Incident Command System Principles, and Emergency Management planning guidance. Applicant must be capable to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and related emergency management information; ability to show and/or demonstrate knowledge and skills of gathering detailed information and summarizing this information into reports and communication with others; and have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. Applicant show know the purpose of CPG 101; the purpose of CGC-1, and should have knowledge of the NPG Core Capabilities and NRF Community Lifelines.


MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS:  The applicant shall have an intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Products.

Position Information

Class Code: G208C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Emergency Planner is responsible for providing assistance and guidance in emergency services to local officials of Emergency Services Programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Reads federal regulations concerning county emergency operation plans for wartime, man-made or natural disasters, informs county coordinators of what should be included in plans, and reviews proposed plans for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with federal regulations. Assists county coordinators in obtaining federal matching funds for implementing disaster programs, obtaining equipment, and establishing emergency centers by researching federal regulations relating to obtaining federal funds for disaster programs, informing county coordinators of the availability of federal matching funds, and assisting in the completion of required forms for federal matching funds. Provides information on emergency services to local groups by presenting lectures and films and answering questions. Contacts county judges and county coordinators at least twice each quarter by making appointments and driving to county offices in order to maintain rapport and provide information. Contacts various county officials and private industry leaders in the area to develop a list of resources available for use in the event of a disaster. Assists county coordinators in the identification of man-made disasters and in the coordination of disaster relief by determining methods and equipment needed and coordinating evaluation efforts, if necessary. Inspects damaged public structures to estimate costs of repair and reviews cost estimate forms for accuracy and compliance with federal regulations. Makes arrangements for One Stop Centers (Disaster Relief) including determining and disseminating information to appropriate organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal laws and agency policies and procedures pertaining to emergency services programs. Knowledge of disaster equipment, shelters, plans, and programs. Ability to research regulations and determine resources available to county governments. Ability to develop and present training sessions and lectures on emergency services. Ability to review and recommend alterations in local emergency planning. Ability to assess emergency situations and determine appropriate action. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or related field; plus two years of experience in a government, community organization, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


All ADEM positions could include travel in and out of state and are subject to 24 hour on-call duty in the event of an emergency/disaster.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Applications will be pre-screened for completion and also for the availability to travel.  You may attach a resume, however, all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application must be completed.  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the completed application.


Make sure to include any military service you may have.  Applicants claiming Veterans Preference Points (Active Duty Veteran, Widow of Veteran, and Widow of Disabled Veteran) must attach proof of status to application in order to receive Veterans Preference Points.


The Department of Public Safety has implemented a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free workplace policy pursuant to A.C.A. § 11-14-101, et seq. All ADEM positions are designated as safety sensitive in which a person performing the duties of their positions while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other controlled substances may constitute a threat to health, safety, or handling of confidential information. As allowed by law, all prospective employees who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to submit to a drug test. Refusal to take the drug test or results that indicate a presence of illegal drugs or prescription drugs for which the individual has no prescription will be the basis for precluding the individual from employment. Additionally, employees are subject to random drug and alcohol tests as a condition of continued employment.


This position has a mandatory 6-month probationary period.  This position also requires mandatory 5.25% contribution to the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System.


Benefits package may include health and life insurance, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, Credit Union availability, retirement, career bonuses and deferred compensation plans. 

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