Philadelphia OEM has two open positions

The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recently posted job ads seeking to fill a public information assistant/ready coordinator position and a hazard-mitigation planning coordinator position.

The public information assistant/ready coordinator position works on education and promotional activities, and handles publications from the department. This position is responsible for printing and preparing written material and related imagery and graphics, as well as ensuring that materials are translated for non-English speakers and that American Sign Language interpreters are available at events, including media briefings, community events, meetings and workshops. This person also acts as a media spokesperson.

Candidates should have a strong knowledge of language usage, grammar, AP style and electronic methods of delivering information to the public. The candidate should also have news-gathering and writing skills for producing speeches, scripts and other forms of copy. Applicants should also possess public speaking and crisis-management skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite and Windows Movie Maker is required, as well as photography and videography skills.

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in a field relating to communication, marketing, journalism or public relations. Candidates should have at least three years of full-time public relations experience. Interested applicants should submit resumes, cover letters and writing samples to

The hazard-mitigation planning coordinator is responsible for leading the planning of the city's multi-hazard mitigation and risk assessment. This position assists the infrastructure program manager to develop the city-wide program.

Candidates should have previous experience in hazard mitigation and planning program development, and possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken. Candidates also must be able to maintain working partnerships and the ability to interpret regulations at the state and federal levels. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is necessary.

Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree in management, planning, environmental studies, public administration or a related field. Candidates also must hold a valid Pennsylvania driver's license and be able to complete Federal Emergency Management Agency training consisting of the following courses: ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800B within the first month of being hired.

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample to Matt Werner, infrastructure manager, at to apply.

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