New job PROGRAM PLANNER II in New Hampshire



Company : The State of New Hampshire
Salary : $43,622 - $51,305 a year
Location : New Hampshire

Full Description

State of New Hampshire Job Posting
Department of Safety
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
33 Hazen Drive, Concord NH 03305
Position #43419
Labor Grade 21
$43,621.50 - $51,304.50
The State of New Hampshire, Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has a full time vacancy for a Program Planner II. This position is a 37.5 hour work week and is non-exempt.
SCOPE OF WORK: Coordinates Hazard Mitigation Planning through the Program Administration by States (PAS) to ensure compliance with federal grant awards and acts as the liaison between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and assigned state agencies, municipalities and other organizations for hazard mitigation program implementation.

Reviews Local Hazard Mitigation Plans using current federal review tools and provides technical assistance, feedback, and one-on-one consultations to communities, planners, and regional planning commissions to construct and maintain a federally approved and beneficial hazard mitigation plan that adheres to all federal compliance requirements.

Manages the Program Administration by States (PAS) by reviewing the current federal operational agreement and amendments to provide recommendations to leadership on requirements, delegation of authority and compliance.

Assists in the management of Local Hazard Mitigation Plan grants obtained through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Programs and ensures compliance with terms and conditions. Provides technical assistance with grant applications, coordination of site visits of statewide hazard mitigation projects, and grant compliance/monitoring activities such as tracking and referring communities to the State Hazard Mitigation Officer for additional grant opportunities.

Works with local, state and federal agency officials to develop, update, implement, track, and assist in the management of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update in accordance with 44 C.F.R 201.4. Ensures compliance with conditions of the approved State Hazard Mitigation Plan to secure non-emergency Stafford Act assistance and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grants to enable funding availability to New Hampshire communities such as Public Assistance, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

Approves Local Hazard Mitigation Plans based on outlined federal guidelines to provide formally approved plans to FEMA as required in order to obtain Federal hazard mitigation funding.

Makes presentations on hazard mitigation planning and related topics to government officials and members of the public. Provides existing resources to communities to incorporate resilience and recovery into their local hazard mitigation planning efforts.

Promotes the hazard mitigation grant programs and policies of HSEM and FEMA and develops a dynamic state and local program while encouraging and evaluating potential mitigation projects for communities and state officials to identify cost-effective mitigation projects to be funded through the 404 program, 406 program, or additional mitigation funding opportunities.

Assist in developing grant agreements and Governor & Council documents in conformance with state and federal regulations including updating information in Item Request Tracking (IRT) and NHFIRST Lawson System for grant payments status and encumbrance reports.
Maintains the state’s hazard mitigation GIS database (NHVIEWW).

Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in emergency management, homeland security, business or public administration, planning or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years of experience in emergency management or homeland security activities, hazard planning or a related field, with responsibility for program planning, monitoring and evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver's license.

1. As necessary, must work an extended and/or flexible schedule, to include nights and weekends, and may be required to report for work with little notice during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center, or as otherwise determined by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management/Department of Safety administration.
2. Must carry a Department-issued cell phone or other mobile notification device.
3. Selected candidate will undergo a fingerprint-based criminal background check and motor vehicle record check in order to ensure suitability for exposure to confidential information.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification

For further information please contact Sarah Osborne, Program Specialist I, at or (603) 223-3686.
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964