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Title:  Emergency Management Planner I

Application Deadline Date:  07/06/2022
Req ID:  36183
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.29


The Emergency Management Planner I is an entry-level position in the planning section at Vermont Emergency Management. The Planning Section is a fast paced and energetic team of experienced emergency managers tasked with maintaining the State Emergency Management Plan, incident and partner annexes, and key databases for general preparedness.


The EM Planner I will work with local governments, state agencies, and non-governmental entities to develop plans to respond to and recover from the effects of catastrophic events and disasters such as: earthquakes, floods, power outages, hazardous materials spills, and cyber incidents. The incumbent is required to participate in exercises and drills as well as real world emergencies at the State Emergency Operations Center. Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office products (including: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams), have familiarity with emergency management programs including participation in exercises and drills, and excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.


The position is based out of Waterbury, VT although telework may be available on a case-by-case basis.


We are also recruiting for an Emergency Management Planner II and candidates are encouraged to apply for both roles if interested.

Who May Apply

This position, Emergency Management Planner I (#36183), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Richard Cogliano at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include Motor Vehicle/Criminal Records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Normal office conditions generally prevail with some required travel to various localities throughout the State. Incumbents should have private means of transportation available. Emergency management drills and actual emergencies may require performance outside of normal hours. Position may require availability after regular working hours in the case of actual emergencies. On-call status may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, risk management, or related field. 


Three (3) years or more of experience in emergency management, public administration, risk management, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in emergency management, including Incident Command System certifications.
Knowledge of Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation.
Experience as a first responder.
College coursework in emergency management, risk management or closely related field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier