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Title:  Emergency Management Planner II

Application Deadline Date:  07/06/2022
Req ID:  36161
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.55


The Emergency Management Planner II is an intermediate level planning position within Vermont Emergency Management's Planning Section. The Planning Section is responsible for writing and maintaining the State Emergency Management Plan and associated annexes, including incident-specific annexes and partner annexes for EOC partners.


The Planner II coordinates outreach and plan development and provides technical support in planning, data collection and analysis with State partner agencies, utilities, non-governmental entities, and federal partners. 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 knowledge of emergency management programs including participation in exercises and drills, working knowledge of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, 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 I and candidates are encouraged to apply for both roles if interested.

Who May Apply

This position, Emergency Management Planner II (#36161), 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. On-call status may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public administration, risk management, or related field AND (1) year or more of experience in emergency management.


Four (4) 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.
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Certification 
FEMA Professional Development Series Certification
First responder experience a plus.

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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