State of Louisiana looks for all hazards planner

The Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is looking to hire an all hazards planner to work full-time in Baton Rouge, according to a posting on its website.


The planner may be required to work 12-hour shifts or longer during an emergency.


The planner will provide expertise and recommendations on a variety of programs and projects relating to state and parish emergency management. They will develop and update state and regional emergency plans, supporting procedures and documents.


The person hired will serve as a liaison with other state agencies, regional authorities, non government organizations and volunteer groups.


The planner will help prepare Incident Action Plans in the State Emergency Operations Center and serve as a member of an Incident Management Team.


Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree and one year of direct operational and planning experience in law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, medical, hazard mitigation, public assistance, homeland security or emergency management. Preference may be given to those with a background in planning and knowledge of rules and regulations applicable to emergency management, including the National Planning Frameworks and the National Preparedness Goal.


Applicants must have strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, as well as the ability to work independently.