PSEP09-13061-Emergency Preparedness Specialist II-Cheyenne

POSTED ON 11/24/2020 CLOSED ON 12/3/2020
State of Wyoming Hired Organization Address Cheyenne, WY Full Time

Job Posting for PSEP09-13061-Emergency Preparedness Specialist II-Cheyenne at State of Wyoming

Open Until Filled


This position serves as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer and manages the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program. Hazard mitigation grants are awarded to the state after a Presidential Disaster declaration and after a Fire Management Assistance Grant approval. This work is in support of the WOHS mission statement, "Preparing Wyoming to respond to and recover from all-hazards."

Human Resource Contact: Hilary Wasserburger 307-777-6404

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Ensures the State Hazard Mitigation Plan's timely completion every 5 years and coordinates the renewal of 8 regional mitigation plans, including an initial review of those plans. 
  • Acts as a liaison between local jurisdictions and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 8 to approve all mitigation plans. 
  • Guides the completion of an RFP when appropriate to facilitate the writing of all Hazard Mitigation Plans and acts as the contact point for that contractor. 
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Program Management - Ensure all appropriate actions occur for the state and sub-recipients according to grant guidance. Review applications from local jurisdictions for complete submissions and facilitate prioritizing and submitting applications to FEMA Region 8. Obtain quarterly reports from grant sub-recipients, write & submit timely quarterly reports for the state.
  • Provide input regarding state hazards to the Critical Infrastructure Program Manager responsible for the completion of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) for the state.
  • When necessary, assist with recovery programs by fielding general calls for information, supporting preliminary damage assessments, and gathering vital disaster data needed for a declaration request. 
  • This position will assist in local workshops on disaster assistance, disaster response, and recovery programs when needed after emergency or disaster events. 
  • During and following disaster incidents within Wyoming, this position will help support and coordinate the recovery efforts within the FEMA Public and Individual Assistance programs in the impacted communities and at the state level.
  • Serves in rotation as agency 24/7 point of contact (Duty Officer) per agency guidelines.
  • Participates in exercises and assists as needed. 


  • Knowledge of emergency management, disaster response, and recovery concepts.
  • Knowledge of project and grant management.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of State & Federal Statutes related to emergency management.
  • Working Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 44.
  • Knowledge of natural hazards experienced in Wyoming.


Bachelor's Degree
0-3 years of progressive work experience in (typically in Emergency Preparedness) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Emergency Preparedness Specialist I
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience in (typically in Emergency Preparedness) with acquired knowledge at the level of an Emergency Preparedness Specialist I
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


  • FLSA: Non-exempt

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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