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Region 7 Coordinator (Public Service Administrator, Opt. 1)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Jan 22, 2023

Champaign, IL, US, 61820

Job Requisition ID:  14878

Agency :  Emergency Management Agency 

Opening Date/Time: 01/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023
Salary:   $6,956.00--$10,607.00  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Champaign  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


Position Marketing Statement:  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is seeking to hire a Region 7 Coordinator. This position assists the local government officials in developing an emergency management program within their political subdivisions.  They also coordinate federal, state and local disaster response and recovery operations.  The ideal candidate would have professional experience working with Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs. Our employees work in an ever-changing environment that presents new challenges with rewarding results. If you are interested in joining our team of compassionate and integrity driven workforce, we invite you to apply for the Region 7 Coordinator position with IEMA.


About the Agency Statement:  Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of others? The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is a team of emergency management professionals who support local communities by providing experience, perspective, and resources to help residents prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from threats, hazards, disasters or emergencies. IEMA is the lead agency for disasters and emergencies statewide and plays a key role in protecting the health, life, and safety of all Illinoisans.


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.



****A resume is preferred, but NOT required.****




Current State Employees: If you are seeking a TRANSFER, please remember to upload a State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Employee Transfer Request form.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  14878

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as the Region 7 Coordinator in Operations for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

  • Assists accredited jurisdictions in developing, maintaining and improving their emergency management programs.
  • Assists accredited jurisdictions with building local capability.
  • Interprets and explains federal and state emergency management programs, policies and procedures. 
  • Provides conceptual and technical guidance for program organization to include preparedness planning and response operations and monitor accredited jurisdictional program performance.


2. Administers and manages an assigned IEMA regional office, organizes and maintains the regional office to ensure efficient operation.

  • Maintains the regional office and agency vehicle for twenty-four (24) hour availability. 
  • Always maintains personal availability for disaster response, except when on approved leave.


3. Prepares for and facilitates required meetings and workshops necessary for accredited jurisdictions, emergency management programs, and building response capability.


4.  Serves as a working supervisor.

  • Assigns and reviews work.
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff.
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance.
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives.
  • Approves time off.
  • Approves payroll.
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations.

Position Overview

5. Responds as directed to emergency events.

  • Unless otherwise directed, assume the role of IEMA Liaison Officer to ensure resources are coordinated in an effective manner. 
  • Expedite vetted critical intelligence to Agency Senior Staff without delay.


6. Represents IEMA and acts on behalf of the Director in compliance with IEMA Act and all agency programs.

  • With the approval from the Director and/or PIO promotes the agency by speaking before civic groups. 
  • Appearing on radio and television and responds to public or elected official inquiries.

7. Attends conferences, classes, exercises, meetings and reads literature to remain relevant in the emergency management field.

8. Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonable within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with courses in public administration or emergency management.
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization 


Specialized Skills

One (1) year experience working with Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs.

One (1) year experience developing emergency response plans at the federal, state, or local level.

One (1) year experience working with local units of government.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) year experience working with Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs.
  • One (1) year experience developing emergency response plans at the federal, state, or local level.
  • One (1) year experience working with local units of government.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in emergency management.  
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible emergency management experience to include supervisory experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience with the principles and practices of project management.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Two (2) years of professional experience with information sharing platforms (Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, etc.).
  • Active Emergency management certification through Associate Emergency Manager (AEM)
  • Active Emergency management certification through Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)

Conditions of Employment

1.  The ability to be prepared to respond to twenty-four (24) hours/seven (7) days a week in the event of any emergency.  

2.  The ability to travel throughout the state in response to emergencies.

3.  A criminal history check from the Illinois State Police.

4.  The ability to use State-supplied equipment (laptop, cellphone, etc.).

5.  The ability to drive a State-supplied vehicle as needed, including having a valid and current driver’s license and a valid and current insurance policy.

Work Hours:  Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm  
Work Location: 2125 South 1st St. Suite 309, Champaign, IL 61820  
Agency Contact:
 Clara Schmidt


Job Family:  Public Safety  


This position [DOES] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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Nearest Major Market: Champaign
Nearest Secondary Market: Urbana