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at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Reference #: 2399279
Keywords: emergency, response

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment Number 219195*


Salary:  $4,968 to $6,044 per month (SR-24, Step C to H)

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Duties Summary

Develops and maintains civil defense operational plans for the prevention and/or mitigation of major disasters and/or implementation of disaster response; coordinates the development and maintenance of disaster response plans required of State departments and county civil defense agencies; develops and conducts disaster operational readiness evaluation programs for State departments and counties; assists in the coordination of field operations upon implementation of disaster response plans; may coordinate and direct assistance programs following major disasters; and performs other related duties as assigned.

This class is distinguished by its responsibility for the preparation and maintenance of major civil defense disaster plans involving nuclear war, natural and/or man-caused disasters. Such plans concern the prevention of disasters, the mitigation of major disasters, and/or the operational requirements to be implemented during and after major disasters. The work also includes evaluating disaster response plans prepared by State departments and county civil defense agencies, assisting in the coordination of field operations during disasters including operations of emergency operation centers, and providing staff support in the coordination and direction of public and individual assistance programs following major natural or man-caused disasters.

This position is located in the Hawaii State Department of Defense and serves as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO). This position performs oversight and management of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan preparation process, working with government agencies, private sector and volunteer organizations to identify, reduce, eliminate, or avoid the effects of natural, manmade or technological hazards. The SHMO is responsible for the implementation of the state's hazard mitigation strategy, planning and coordinating post disaster mitigation activities and the administration of the State Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants program. This position is the official representative of State government, primary point of contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other Federal agencies, and local government units in activities required under the Stafford Act (CFR 44, 201.2).

DESIRABLE Qualifications:
Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience working on hazard mitigation or disaster risk reduction programs and plans. Such experience should demonstrate knowledge of hazard mitigation in writing and executing including developing, maintaining and administering a State  Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This includes an understanding of strategies that can be implemented to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from natural hazards.

In addition, experience includes administering a federal grant program, including grant solicitation, development, monitoring and closeout, preferably experience with FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant program.

Duties preferred include mitigation program strategy development and implementation, and grant management and technical assistance in order to properly monitor and implement federal grant funding in compliance with grant requirements.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible professional experience which provided knowledge of disaster assistance programs and which demonstrated the ability to analyze and evaluate factors associated with the effects of major disasters on civilian population. Such experience MUST have included the preparation of operational plans designed to provide emergency actions and procedures to be implemented in times of major disasters, and participation in the operations of an emergency operating center.

Driver's License: Applicants must possess a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Special Travel Requirements: The incumbent for this position must travel to all islands in the State of Hawaii. The length of time away from Honolulu may be for less than a day or longer. He/she must also attend meetings, national conferences, and workshops both on and off island related to emergency management to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management professionals.

Special Availability Requirements: 
A. The incumbent for this position must carry a cell phone or other mobile device during working hours and after-hours. As an employee of a public safety agency, all employees are subject to recall for emergencies at any time.

B. The incumbent must be willing to work shift duties when unplanned absences or emergencies occur, as needed.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.


Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:

The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

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The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.