Emergency Management Coordinator

City of joplin

APPLICATION LINK: https://www.joplinmo.org/Jobs.aspx?JobID=462&CommunityJobs=False&UniqueId=105




Emergency Management Coordinator

Fire Department – Public Safety Support & Security


Primary Purpose

Under limited supervision, plans, coordinates, and evaluates disaster response plans, activities, and training for the City of Joplin and Jasper County.



Starting at $45,804 annually.



We provide free health insurance to the employee, and a great family rate (which does not increase per additional member) with a low deductible, low co-pays, and free preventive care services.

Free life insurance to the employee, with supplemental options.

Dental insurance starting at $8.38/month with fully covered preventive services.

Vision insurance starting at $1.44/month.

The city offers tuition reimbursement, a Care Leave program, longevity pay, sick leave buy-back, and 2 weeks of vacation accrual per year that can start to be used after 6 months of employment.

We offer access to 457 plans, which have a number of benefits over the traditional 401k.

Missouri LAGERS Retirement – employees do not have to pay into it, and they are vested after only 5 years of employment.


For more benefits information, please click here.


Essential Job Functions 

  1. Develops/updates a master disaster response plan for the City of Joplin and Jasper County.
  2. Assists school officials, business owners, and officials of business/industry in preparing individualized disaster response plans that will minimize the impact of natural/manmade disasters on their organizations, facilities, and staff; develops and conducts training sessions regarding preparedness for, response to, mitigation of, and recovery from disaster/emergency conditions.
  3. Answers questions regarding general policies, procedures, and guidelines for preparing for or responding to a variety of emergency/disaster situations; prepares/distributes informational packets/brochures regarding emergency preparedness; participates as a member of the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee to facilitate identification of hazardous materials locations and transportation routes.
  4. Compiles information for and prepares financial and activities reports for review by officials in the City of Joplin, Jasper County, SEMA, and FEMA.
  5. Responds to emergency/disaster situations, including severe weather situations and hazardous material-oriented incidents by operating the Emergency Communications Center to manage communications activities and answer questions; maintains City/County emergency preparedness inventories, including communications equipment in readiness.
  6. Analyzes needs and directs the procurement and distribution of facilities, services, and equipment required to carry out a comprehensive emergency management program.


For the full job description, please see supporting documents.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of: Emergency preparedness and disaster response procedures and practices, including plan development, implementation, communication systems, evacuation and transportation route planning; principles, methods, and techniques of appropriate transportation and storage of hazardous materials; geography and geology of the City of Joplin and Jasper County; management principles and techniques regarding program development, management and evaluation; computer system applications; Microsoft Office Suite.

Skill in: Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with community and business leaders, State, and Federal emergency and disaster response staff, City officials, County officials and the public; developing and evaluating plans for responding to emergency and disaster situation; coordinating and managing a City and County emergency preparedness and disaster response-oriented operation; developing a presenting a variety of adult education seminars and classes; Microsoft Office Suite.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or related discipline.

Experience: Three years of full-time emergency preparedness, disaster response, or closely related work experience is required.

Licenses and Certifications: Possess and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license.


Physical Demands, Requirements, and Working Conditions

This is primarily an office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.

Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Employees generally work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions. Occasional field work may be required including response to emergencies which may include dangerous conditions, exposure to outdoor elements, hot and cold temperatures, and temperature swings.

Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


Miscellaneous Information

Requires successful post-offer completion of a background investigation, physical exam, and drug test as a condition of employment with the City of Joplin. Complete and maintain training requirements for Haz-Mat, Department of Homeland Security National Incident Management Systems, and annual training required by FEMA and SEMA.




City of joplin



To apply for this job please visit www.joplinmo.org.