Position Announcement: Emergency Management Mitigation Specialist

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has announced an open and competitive opening for an Emergency Management Mitigation Specialist.

Visit the State of Colorado Jobs Page for details on the position requirements and application deadlines.

Position Duties

Conducts OEM mitigation and recovery team activities including creating maps and developing web mapping applications, including building GIS applications and/or participating in statewide efforts, that can be utilized in house and, if applicable, hosted on the web. Works on meeting data needs that support the mitigation and recovery section activities.

Conducts risk assessment activities for the OEM mitigation planning process, to include working on the risk assessment required to meet FEMA state mitigation plan and EMAP standards requirements. Provides technical assistance, training, and assist communities with conducting risk assessments. Works with state agencies and others on meeting OEM’s data needs for mitigation program risk assessments. Understands and adapts new assessment methodologies to make them applicable to Colorado.

Utilizes FEMA software and other applications as applicable to conduct in house BCAs and provide technical assistance and training to others for BCAs. Determines deficiencies in grant applications and planning with respect to data documentation and BCAs. This position will work with the local and state personnel through formal and informal training and technical assistance to develop the necessary capabilities and processes so the community will meet requirements. This position will work with local personnel through formal and informal training and technical assistance to develop the BCAs for applications that will meet FEMA documentation requirements.

Maintains the section’s web pages as they relate to mitigation, recovery and related areas such as grants. This position will work with section staff and division PIO to deliver mitigation and recovery program information. Develops innovative web tools for the delivery of program information.

Assists communities and state agencies with developing grant applications for non-construction and construction projects. This position will assist or lead in the development of training and technical guidance to further local capabilities to develop applications for projects.

Performs duties in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) or field for emergency or disaster events, exercises, and training as they relate to response, recovery, and mitigation. This may include serving as primary or backup support for SEOC activations with mapping activities, including creating maps and locating data sources, as applicable.