Texas Department of Public Safety seeks planner for Division of Emergency Management

The Texas Department of Public Safety is hiring a planner to work in the Division of Emergency Management in Austin, according to a job posting on its website.


The planner will perform routine planning and research that will build up state and local government preparedness and ability to mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies. The job opening is for full-time work.


The person hired will plan, develop and implement emergency preparedness projects and assist division staff, agencies, organizations and the public.


The planner will conduct surveys and reviews to assess compliance with emergency management certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies and procedures. They will conduct and participate in workshops, conventions, training sessions and public awareness seminars.


The role requires reviewing information on service delivery methods, outputs and activities of emergency planning and training programs in order to identify needs in resources and recommend improvements.


The planner will work with community relations to market planning, training and exercise programs to the community and professional groups to drive interest in emergency preparedness.


Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience in emergency management, research, planning, program administration that included disaster preparedness or operational plans. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be able to prioritize in a multi-demand environment.