DNRP Emergency Preparedness Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 18, 2023
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$108,867.20 - $138,008.00 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks


Director's Office

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/12/2023 12:00 AM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines


First round interviews are anticipated for the week of June 20th . Second round interviews are anticipated for the week June 26th .

In this role, you will have the exciting opportunity to prepare for and lead the Department of Natural Resources and Parks response to emergencies and disasters. You will work with dedicated and talented employees who are committed to ensuring equity and are passionate about serving the community during challenging times. As the lead, you will knit together separate efforts from within five divisions, community and private business partnerships/programs to create a coordinated approach to emergency preparedness for over 2000 employees and the residents we serve in King County. You will also work closely with the King County Office of Emergency Management and other local/state/regional partners.

Come join a team with thoughtful leadership that champions the good work of our dedicated workforce, supports employee belonging, growth and development, and promotes a healthy work/life balance.

Job Duties
  • Ensure alignment and work collaboratively with department leadership, division staff and community partners to support, develop, design, and implement various all-hazards preparedness programs, strategies, and initiatives.
  • Manage, lead, and coordinate the development, updates, and maintenance to the department and division specific Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Conduct department-wide COOP training and exercises, aswell as support countywide efforts.
  • Participate in national learning communities to share King County's experience, learn from other communities and jurisdictions, and stay current with relevant research and trends.
  • Activate and ensure staffing of the DNRP's emergency operations and Emergency Support Function (ESF) roles and responsibilities.
  • Serve as area commander and/or other command roles during the response, as needed.
  • Ensure after action reviews are conducted and documented following emergency response activations.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Experience leading work with emergency plans and procedures. Knowledge of current emergency management laws, regulations, principles, and practices, and Federal grant programs.
  • Experience analyzing current emergency management strategies for gaps and documenting those findings in written reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, program management and principles and practices in grant management.
  • Experience in policy, protocol, or program planning/development.
  • Experience working within a large or complex organization that required the ability to remain flexible and adaptable to accomplish emergency management goals.
  • Proficient with the use of office productivity tools in daily work.
  • Experience creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful and culturally responsive workplace.
Necessary Special Requirement:
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License.
Preferred Qualifications: Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience leading work with emergency plans and procedures in a large governmental or private/community organization.
  • Project Management experience that includes working with multiple stakeholders
  • Training and knowledge of basic ICS/NIMS (IS-100, 200, 700, 800)
  • Certification or Professional Development in Emergency Management.
The Successful Candidate will have the following Competencies:
  • Action Oriented - Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seized new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.
  • Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains trust and support of others.
  • Manages Complexity - Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Uncovers root causes to difficult problems. Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Builds constructive relationships with people both similar and different to self. Pics up on interpersonal and group dynamics.
  • Builds Effective Teams- Forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience. Establishes common objectives and a shared mindset. Creates a feeling of belonging and strong team morals. Shares wins and rewards team efforts. Fosters open dialogue and collaboration among the team.
Working Conditions:
Telecommuting and King Street Center
The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at various locations within King County. The successful candidate will have the ability to telecommute, as influenced by business needs. Employee will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours when working remotely.

Work Location: Visits King County worksites as needed and telework when appropriate. Locations include: KCOEM - Renton, King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, and/or other various DNRP work locations as directed.

Work Schedule: T his position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. Monday through Friday. This position is considered Mission-Critical. The candidate will work extended hours, nights, and weekends with minimal notice and/or report physically to one of our locations.

Union Representation: This position is not represented by a Union.

Application Instructions / Selection Process:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most viable candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position.
  • Responses to supplemental questions
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process, if you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact at Diana Eberly at diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov

Supplemental Information

To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources and Parks click on the below links:

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.