City of Tampa, Florida, seeks lead emergency planner

The city of Tampa, Florida, is accepting applications for a lead emergency planner until June 15.

This position is responsible for training, management and planning within the department and on related items. It's also a 24-hour and seven-day on-call schedule with the possibility of working evenings and weekends in emergency and disaster situations.

This position is responsible for the development and facilitation of municipal city plans which includes the scheduling of time-critical support. This position serves as a liaison for other departments and government officials at all levels up to the federal government. This person will also be expected to aid the maintenance of the 24-hour emergency operations center. This person will also need to aid in the spreading of information to the public on behalf of the emergency coordinator.

Candidates should hold a significant knowledge of emergency management practices and principles and be familiar with the Florida Division of Emergency Management operations, the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System.

Basic requirements include a bachelor's degree in public administration, emergency management or a related field with three years of experience with a progression of responsibility in emergency management. Preference will be given to candidates with five years of working experience, supervisory experience and an emergency management certification, and to those who have completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's professional development courses.

Applicants should visit the city of Tampa website to apply.

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