Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

February 24, 2017

Public service opportunity: Hazard Mitigation Program Manager (Emergency Management Program Specialist 3)

Position title: Hazard Mitigation Program Manager (Emergency Management Program Specialist 3)


Name of organization: State of WA Military Department – Emergency Management Division




Position description: Hazard Mitigation Program Manager; Emergency Management Program Specialist 3 Emergency Management Division Camp Murray, WA


This is a project position expected to last up to 60 months.

 Under the direction of and reporting to the Mitigation and Recovery Section Manager, this position has delegated responsibility to manage the annual hazard mitigation grant programs under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program.



The Washington Emergency Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimum the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.



Provides grant and fiscal management for assigned grant programs awarded to the state under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program.


Responsible to develop, track and report on program budgets.


Provide and deliver hazard mitigation outreach, technical assistance, subject-matter training, and public education to support mitigation efforts and enhance community resilience throughout the state.


Responsible to lead the review team for local and tribal mitigation plans submitted and provide technical assistance to stakeholders regarding their mitigation planning efforts.


Time commitment:

40 hours/week – Paid Position


Skill requirements:



Two years of experience as an Emergency Management Program Specialist 2;


A Bachelor’s degree AND four years of professional level experience in emergency management, financial management (grant, contracting, claims management, budgeting), training/education, public information/affairs, program/project management, environmental analysis/planning, civil/structural engineering, legislative affairs, and/or urban planning.  Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for the education requirement.  A Master’s or Ph.D degree will substitute for one year of the experience requirement.




Two years of experience in at least two of the following:

Writing, reviewing, and implementing strategic, mitigation, recovery, and/or operational plans.

Providing guidance for plan development to include outreach and training on planning topics.

Facilitating work groups with diverse stakeholders which included sharing information, making decisions, and implementing strategies.

Grant management.

Reviewing, interpreting, and explaining regulations of grant requirements.


Skills & Abilities to:

Grants management – Develop, negotiate, implement, monitor, and evaluate grants for federal, state, local governments, or private entities.

Microsoft Office – Use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, or similar software) to develop complex documents in support program objectives.


Knowledge of: State and federal planning standards and requirements.


Start date: 4/1/2017

End date: 60 months from start date

Location: Lakewood, WA


How to apply: Visit and SEARCH:  “Hazard Mitigation Program Manager”

 Follow the application instructions listed within recruitment.


Supervisor contact info:

Mistina Venesky (recruiter)