Emergency Management Program Assistant or Coordinator

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 7, 2022
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King County's Office of Emergency Management is looking for Emergency Management Program Professionals to join our team.  Positions are responsible for working on preparedness and emergency operations projects and programs involving inter-agency, inter-jurisdictional, and multi-disciplinary coordination in King County.


Be a key player in the planning and development for present and future services as well as the fiscal administration of several Homeland Security Grant Program awards. Roles involve daily interaction with senior-level management, elected officials, and multiple intergovernmental partners. Requires a self-starter who is interpersonally and politically savvy, can work on multiple projects, and is a great problem solver.


CURRENT POSITIONSSuccessful candidates will be placed in the Emergency Management Program Assistant or Coordinator classification. Classification determinations will be based on experience, skill, and knowledge the candidate demonstrates.  


This position is being offered as full-time career service. Applicants from this posting may be used to fill other career service or temporary positions depending on business needs.


SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES - The successful candidates for these positions, at a minimum, will demonstrate skill and ability to:


  • Participate in the development and administration of multiple emergency management programs which may include complex components of grant and contract management, hazard and threat identification, risk assessment, emergency planning, capability development, training and exercises, and event planning.
  • Participate in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operational readiness activities including writing procedures and coordinating maintenance of equipment, training, and exercises.
  • Develop, plan, and assist in facilitating multiple workshops for stakeholders and legislative/executive mandated committees.
  • Analyze and assist with developing recommendations for process improvement, reducing waste, and promoting value-added activities during day to day operations, and during Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations.



  • Have a background and knowledge of current emergency management laws, regulations, principles, and practices, and Federal grant programs; OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the skill and ability to perform the job duties;
  • Are knowledgeable of current principles and practices in grant management, program management, and project management;
  • Are able to research, analyze, and synthesize capabilities and risk, undertake gap analyses, and prepare reports and presentations.
  • Have a track record of developing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of constituents and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Are flexible and can adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Are comfortable and proficient with the use of office productivity tools in daily work.




This is an exciting opportunity open to all applicants. A King County Application is required. We highly encourage you to include a resume and letter of interest with your application materials.


This position is represented by PROTEC17 - Emergency Management

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Christina Jamerson at cjamerson@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-9561.


NECESSARY SPECIAL INFORMATION - Successful candidates for this position must be able to:


  • Obtain and maintain a valid Washington State Driver License;
  • Pass a thorough background check/investigation;
  • Serve in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in an operational capacity or at other locations as may be assigned during exercises, emergencies, or disasters;
  • Be willing to work extended hours, nights and weekends with minimal notice and carrying a cell phone and radio 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 
  • Serve as a First Responder during any emergency.


- Assistant: $34.53 - $43.78 per hour (Non Exempt, eligible for overtime)
- Coordinator: $38.88 - $49.29 per hour (Non Exempt, eligible for overtime) 


Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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.

To Apply

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 or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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
  • 10 paid 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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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