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Continuity of Operations Planner

Company: Hennepin County
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Hennepin County's Emergency Management Department is seeking a Continuity of Operations Planner to assist in the development and activities of Hennepin County's Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Plans.

Location and hours:

This position is currently being performed remotely due to COVID-19, but the typical location is anticipated to be at the Public Works Facility located at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, MN 55430.There is no public transportation to this facility.The work hours will be Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

About the position type:

This is a limited duration (temporary), benefit earning position expected to last until December 1, 2021.

In this position, you will:

  • Manage the Hennepin County Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) planning effort. This will include;
  • Building, developing and maintaining the framework of COOP/COG plans.
  • Building relationships with all county departments to assist with inter-department plans development.
  • Ensuring Hennepin County COOP/COG efforts are consistent using best practice applications.
  • Identifying gaps and resource constraints that limit COOP implementation.
  • Represent Emergency Management in COOP/COG discussions with federal, state, county and local officials.

Coordinate and conduct training and/or exercises with Department COOP coordinators by integrating the Hennepin County Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment's (HIRA) priority hazards.Maintain records and copies of completed plans. Provide status updates and assess quality of plans/documents.Understand the relationship between the continuity of operations plan as part of the county-wide Business Continuity Program and Information Technology Contingency Plan.Develop continuity of operation program goals, objectives and milestones. Establish a method and schedule for the evaluation, maintenance, and revision of all continuity of operations and continuity of government procedures and plans.

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in emergency management or an approved equivalent academic area, and one year or more of experience working in emergency preparedness or related field.
  • Associates degree in emergency management or related field andthree years or more of experience working in emergency preparedness or related field.
  • Five years or more experience in emergency preparedness or related field.

State of Minnesota Emergency management certificate or ability to achieve certification within two years of hire.Nice to have:

  • Four years or more experience in emergency planning, response, or recovery activities.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Practices, procedures, standards, and regulations regarding emergency management planning at all levels.
  • Homeland Security & Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
  • National Continuity Policy, Federal Continuity Directives and Continuity Guidance Circulars.

Skill in coordinating emergency preparedness planning activities.

About the department:

Hennepin County Emergency Management is responsible to integrate the preparation, response and recovery efforts of County Departments with Municipal Governments for major emergencies involving natural hazards, technological accidents, and adversarial threats.

The Department works closely with other emergency management officials, including those from the State, neighboring counties, municipal governments, private industry and volunteer organizations, in order to ensure unified action, appropriate resource allocation, and common messages regarding disasters.

About Hennepin County:

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

This position is internally classified as an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

Click here to view the job classification specification.

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.

Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Laura Miller


Keywords: Hennepin County, Minneapolis , Continuity of Operations Planner, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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