Open Position For Emergency Planner

Ste Genevieve County/ St Francois Health Department are looking to hire an Emergency  Planner

This position will serve the role of emergency planer/manager for both health departments working in collaboration with Emergency Service Agencies in both counties. This is a salaried position under the general supervision of the Directors of Ste Genevieve and St Francois health departments.

Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the health departments’ response to disasters and emergencies; assists in planning, formulating, updating, and maintaining the Emergency Plan for both counties, represents both county health departments at all county, regional, and state emergency response collaboration meetings; coordinates and manages emergency operations for both health department; and assists both health departments in the performance of a variety of activities in the areas of mitigation, safety, accident prevention, loss control, plan formulation and exercises.


Knowledge of:   1. Principles and practices of current emergency planning, training and management;   2. Principles and practices of policy development and implementation;   3. Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations;   4. Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management;

• Five years experience in the field of emergency management and/or response • Completion of National Incident Management System courses IS 100; IS 200; IS 700; IS 800; IS 808; ICS 300 and ICS 400 • Completion of FEMA Professional Development Series • Availability for emergency disaster response in both counties • Adept Leadership skills under stressful situations • Proficiency in basic computer skills • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. • Organize, direct and implement a comprehensive emergency services program; • Interpret and explain Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures; • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations; be effective in a fast-paced emergency environment and make appropriate and timely decisions; • Work unusual or prolonged hours during emergencies or disasters and during training programs or preparedness exercises; • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Essential Functions:   These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.

• Maintains an up to date local emergency operations plan which includes reviewing, updating and distributing the plan to appropriate agencies and emergency responders, and providing additional assistance to those agencies as necessary.

• Plans, organizes and assists both health departments in planning, management and training.

• Responds to actual emergency incidents, and disasters and participates in the management of those incidents with other jurisdictions.

• Coordinates and manages health department emergency operations through the Emergency Operations Center to ensure maximum effectiveness of staff participating in disaster exercises and actual disaster events.

• Coordinates mutual aid responses and requests; assists in the overall management of emergency response and recovery operations; works cooperatively with other agencies and jurisdictions.

• Organizes and conducts training for staff members and community members;

• Organizes and attends operational area meetings and exercises; evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster exercise and event responses.

• Alerts appropriate state and federal agencies of actual emergencies or disasters and coordinate the response operations of local government and support agencies before, during and after an emergency or disaster.

• Performs related duties as assigned.


This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation by each health department is provided for budgeted approved training, and travel expenses.

Work Environment:

Anticipated work environment is the usual office setting, or classroom. In the event of a disaster, the community location of the disaster and EOC would serve as the current work environment.

Resumes may be sent to:   Jessica McKnight / Director   St. Francois County Health Center   PO Box 367, 1025 West Main   Park Hills, MO 63601   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.