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
- Building, developing and maintaining the framework of COOP/COG
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
This position is internally classified as an Emergency
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
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