Boston seeks emergency planner for OEM

The city of Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Management is seeking an emergency planner for the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday on

The contract position is scheduled to last through August 30, though it may be extended to summer 2015 if grant funding is approved. The position may require travel to Massachusetts, Boston or New Hampshire approximately twice per month.

The RCPGP is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance catastrophic preparedness in major urban areas. The RCPG emergency planner would support the goal of developing an integrated planning system enabling regional all-hazard planning for catastrophic events.

The individual hired will have many responsibilities which may include assisting with the management of projects and budgets, updating and revising local emergency operations plans, engaging planning teams, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines and facilitating the successful completion of designated grant projects.

Successful candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience in public policy, public administration, emergency management, planning or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in one of the same fields. Candidates will be judged on their analytical, communicative, organizational and problem solving skills.

The city of Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Management coordinates emergency preparedness, emergency management and homeland security programming for the city of Boston. The OEM is coordinating the RCPGP on behalf of the regional catastrophic planning team, which represents cites and states in the Boston area, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.