Emergency Management Coordinator

by October 29, 2020



The City of Virginia Beach is seeking an  will report directly to the City Manager and be responsible for:

  • serving as the Emergency Services Coordinator as outlined in related State disaster laws.
  • assisting the City Manager in the coordination of city and community emergency management issues and emergencies.
  • developing and managing a comprehensive disaster and emergency management program for the City, including disaster mitigation, preparedness, planning, training, education, response, recovery.
  • formulating long-range goals for the organization, developing policy and position papers.
  • providing appropriate guidance and expertise to city leadership team and/or elected officials

The successful candidate will:

Research, develop, and coordinate organizational policies and procedures related to emergency management and natural disasters; assess the need, applicability, and impact of individual policies and procedures on organizational operation and administration; recommend alternative strategies.

Coordinate disaster preparedness with City departments, community and civic organizations, special districts, and other federal, state and local governmental agencies.

Responsible for managing the staff and budget of the Office of Emergency Management in the City Manager’s Office.

Responsible for the operational readiness and activation of the city’s emergency operation center in times of emergency.

Ensure the City’s Emergency Services plans and annexes are maintained, updated, and reviewed on an ongoing basis so that accurate and timely information is available in times of emergencies.

Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with other City departments, City leaders, citizens, volunteers, business community, military, and non-profit organizations in order to continue to build the City’s overall emergency management program.

Compile and compose information for City Manager and City Council; produce detailed reports of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Develop, research, and prepare grant applications and determine the feasibility and compatibility of application requirements with organizational goals and objectives and operational/administrative guidelines; administer awards.

Review City policies and practices to ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations.

Work with various City departments and employees to develop more efficient ways of addressing issues related to disasters that may impact the City, including strategic planning, training, and exercises.

Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to ten (10) years in fields such as emergency management, homeland security, or related field; or a Master’s degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Public or Business Administration, or related field and five (5) years of applicable work experience, inclusive of a leadership or executive level role.  Must have a current and valid driver’s license.

Salary Range:
$87,526.40 – $132,704.00.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in emergency management, public administration or related field(s); experience leading an emergency management division/department; experience coordinating disaster response across multiple agencies and inclusive of volunteer and non-profit entities; and excellent communication skills and experience presenting in public settings to include citizen/town hall meetings, city council, state and local stakeholders.

For more information and to apply on-line by 11-15-20 go to www.vbgovcareers.com .  EOE

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