New Job Communications Planner (Emergency Prep Planner Iii) In Utah

Communications Planner (Emergency Prep Planner III)
Communications Planner (Emergency Prep Planner III)

Communications Planner (Emergency Prep Planner III)

Company : State of Utah
Salary : $22.63 an hour
Location : Utah

Full Description

Job Description

Would you like a career instead of just a job? Would you like to have great benefits? Do you have experience in Emergency Management? This position might just be the change you are looking for.

Division of Emergency Management

The Division of Emergency Management serves the local emergency management community, state government agencies and the residents of Utah through planning, training, preparedness, mitigation, recovery and response activities.

DEM also brings subject matter experts and multiple state agencies together at the State Emergency Operations Center to support and coordinate response and recovery as needed.

Starting hourly rate $22.63, may be higher based on experience.

Communications Planner (Emergency Prep Planner III)

Provide reliable DEM Emergency Communications capability for response and recovery during activations for an emergency or disaster. This involves installation, maintaining, exercising, analyzing, and resolving problems on HF, VHF, UHF, and 800 MHz radios as well as other communication systems. Incumbent would be responsible for updating and maintaining emergency communication plans as well as operational plans. Incumbent would be responsible for testing of communications equipment in the State Emergency Operations Center, Alternate Emergency Operations Center, as well as maintain records, participate in radio tests, and documentation of communication systems capabilities and testing . Responsibilities also include maintaining and updating equipment in the mobile communications van and all communications equipment used by staff as well as deployable communications equipment.

Principal duties

  • Maintain and install radio systems such as 800 Mhz, UHF, VHF and HF radios including appropriate antennas and feedlines.
  • Basic understanding of telephone circuits.
  • Maintain and update equipment in mobile communications van.
  • Ensure redundant communications systems work and are coordinated
  • Develops appropriate safety and/or service plans to alleviate risk, provide protection, etc.
  • Represents the agency with federal, state, and local government units, in the media, or with private organizations.
  • Ability to work with all types of federal, state, and local government agencies and local amateur radio groups, private organizations and the media (with appropriate training).
  • Coordinates program activities, services, and/or program implementation with private providers, other governmental entities, program users, etc.
  • Monitors and evaluates operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Delivers presentations, stand up training, or instruction to staff, management, clients, or the general public.
  • Act as a resource for agencies and political subdivisions. Coordinate with and assist agencies in processing emergency actions.

The Best Qualified Candidate
  • Will have a working knowledge of HF, VHF, UHF, and 800 MHz radios, antennas and communication systems
  • Will possess a General Class Amateur radio license or have the ability to obtain one within 6 months
  • Will have the ability to train others on using communication systems operation and appropriate use
  • Will have the ability to install and maintain radio systems as mentioned above
  • Will have the ability to maintain and update radio equipment in the DEM mobile communications van
  • Will have the ability to ensure redundant communications systems work and are coordinated
  • Will be able to follow written and/or oral instructions
  • Will be able to speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • Will have experience in public speaking, making presentations to and/or to train a group of people
  • Will be able to work with or contribute to a work group or team to complete assigned task(s)
  • Will have experience in principles, theories, and practices of safety and risk management
  • Will be able to use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • Will be able to organize information in a clear and concise manner
  • Will be able to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines
  • Will have a working knowledge of computers to include software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or similar and radio programming software applications
  • All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description.
  • Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice.

Supplemental Information

Supplemental Information

  • Starting hourly rate $22.63, may be higher based on experience.
  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying items of various weights; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
  • Able to handle stressful situations and possible long hours, maybe called to work long shifts
  • pass thorough background investigation