Phoenix seeks emergency management planner

The city of Phoenix is seeking an emergency management planner responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating city and regional emergency plans and programs, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday on

The individual hired will also manage the Phoenix's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and emergency management training and exercises in the area. The planner will serve as an important member of the management team for Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

Responsibilities for the position include developing and maintaining emergency plans for city operations during emergency or disaster events, monitoring trends and legislation, and coordinating with regional partners.

Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor's degree with coursework in disaster management, emergency management or a related field; three years of professional experience working in the field; knowledge of federal laws, statutes and orders; or an equivalent combination of related experience and education.

Preferred qualifications include experience working in an EOC, experience in adult eduction and training, familiarity with geographic information system mapping, and a master's degree in public or business administration.

The Phoenix Office of Emergency Management coordinates and integrates the activities needed to build, sustain and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from or mitigate terrorism and disasters. The city of Phoenix has a population of approximately 1.5 million people.