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Emergency Planning Specialist (Personal Services Contract)

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 13, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62703-4528

Job Requisition ID:  12023

Agency:  Emergency Management Agency 
Closing Date/Time:   
Salary:  $8,500.00-$9,500.00/month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  3 
Contract:  12 months 


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Position Overview

Provides support to the Manager of Strategic Operations and Preparedness on the overall organization and management of the Inter-Agency Strategic Plan (ISPC). 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates the development of planning products to benefit the Illinois Emergency Management community. 
  2. Integrate into new and existing working groups tasked with the development, refinement, and maintenance of State Emergency Operations Plans. 
  3. Represent IEMA and author operating procedures and guides for use both internally to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as well as external partners. 
  4. Provide technical support to partners on development and maintenance of planning products in accordance with federal (grant) guidelines and national standards. 
  5. Track and report progress of product development to the Manager of Strategic Operations and Preparedness. 

Minimum Requirements

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of college. 
  2. Requires one (1) year experience in Emergency Management/Public Safety in one of the following fields: Emergency Management Agency, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, and/or Law Enforcement. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with NIMS courses. 
  2. Experience with ICS courses.  

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel. 
  2. Requires the ability to work outside of normal work hours. 
  3. Requires a criminal history check through the Illinois State Police. 

Agency Marketing 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.

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 
Work Location: 2200 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62703-4528 

Agency Contact:

Clara Schmidt 

1035 Outer Park Dr.

Springfield, IL  62704



Job Function: Public Safety