Emergency Management Specialist (State Training Officer)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Dauphin County, PA
PEMA is seeking a a team player with emergency management training and instruction experience at the state level who will passionately serve as an advocate for the Commonwealth Emergency Management Training and Exercise Program.
If you have emergency management training and instruction experience, we would like to talk to you!
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
Work Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM with a 30 minute lunch
Essential Employee - may work 12 hour shift during emergency activation
Overtime and travel may be required. Travel expenses will be paid
Free on-site parking is available
This Emergency Management Specialist will assist the Emergency Management Supervisor of the PEMA Training and Exercise Division in determining actions that ensure the Commonwealth Emergency Management Training Program creates a high level of proficiency in the emergency management community. This position must be able to readily function in a team environment to help establish an effective Commonwealth Training and Exercise Plan. Creating positive working relationships with all stakeholders that will engage in the Training and Exercise Plan Workshop process is an integral part of this position. This Emergency Management Specialist will coordinate training that occurs at the PEMA Headquarters as well as instruct courses for which this person is qualified or can easily become qualified.
PA residency requirement
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Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
Two years of experience in the development, coordination, or promotion of emergency-related programs such as disaster relief, public safety, and emergency management in government, industry, education, or the military; and a bachelor's degree; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcript(s) to your application
A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.
Must be able to perform essential job functions
Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to
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score may be lower than deserved
application processing may be delayed
disqualification may result
May only test
under this announcement
Email notice of test results provided
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:
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