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PLANNER IV

Strategy Planner

Recruitment #17-001274-0004

Introduction

Our mission is to ensure that Marylanders are provided the tools needed to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from emergencies & disasters.

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

5401 Rue St Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to develop strategic direction for the policies, programs, and plans of the agency. A particular focus will be to drive initiatives within the agency that promote innovation and collaboration throughout the emergency management community in Maryland and focus on reducing and eliminating risk through evidence based, data driven decisions. This position assists in leading the State's Disaster Risk Reduction program.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development of long-term goals and strategic objectives for the agency, with a heavy focus on risk reduction
  • Coordinate the Disaster Risk Reduction program and associated efforts
  • Support Maryland's strategic goals and objectives for homeland security and emergency management
  • Support and participate in workgroups as well as support Disaster Risk Reduction Directorate and overall Agency initiatives and programs
  • Conduct hazard and risk analysis and develop related products and plans
  • Emergency and disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by Agency Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning. 

Experience: Three years of experience in planning.

Notes

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs and one additional year of experience in planning for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning for two years of the required experience.

 3. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs and one additional year in planning for the required degree in Planning.

 4. Candidates may substitute an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs for one year of the required experience.

 5. Candidates may substitute a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Planning, Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs for one year of the required experience.

 6. Candidates may substitute a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Planning for the required education and two years of the required experience.

7. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect classifications or Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect specialty codes in the Architect field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification.  (Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

Experience staffing an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in a real-world emergency incident or exercise.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

 Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:

MEMA - HR

ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information, please call 410-517-3615. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.