Job Details


Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/29/2019

 Are you passionate about helping others during a disaster?
 Do you want to take an instrumental role in keeping your community safe?
 Do you enjoy working with community members and residents?
 Are you experienced in developing, writing and implementing plans related to disaster or community planning programs?
 Do you envision yourself working in a diverse county that is both rural and urban and taking on the planning challenges that go along with these environments?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, we want you to join our team as a Disaster Management & Community Planning Coordinator (Classified as the Strategic Program Coordinator) at the Clackamas County Department of Disaster Management. If selected for this position, you will be responsible for planning for known hazards and disaster operations including research related to complex issues. In this role, you will primarily oversee consultants and plans they produce for the program, as well as work with local communities for local planning related to disasters. Another key component of this position is working in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and performing other routine disaster management related duties.

Disaster Management uses a countywide approach to minimize the impact of natural and human-caused incidents. We identify hazards, develop emergency and mitigation plans, coordinate response activities and train incident personnel to work in the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We work with cities and regional partners to promote emergency preparedness and improve incident response through planning and regional disaster exercises.

• At least one (1) year of experience in program or project planning
• At least one (1) year of experience in the primary role of developing and writing plans in the areas of disaster or community planning (Note: this experience may be through a paid or unpaid internship.)
• Strong writing skills related to plan development as well as general written communication skills
• Strong verbal communication skills, including ability to convey technical information from planning documents to individuals with various levels of related knowledge and skill
• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into all of the following:
o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships internally and externally
o Ability to build rapport and engage community partners and stakeholders
o Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively, and professionally and to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations
o Ability to work well independently, as well as having a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
o Be detail-oriented, respectful of the needs and interests of others, assertive, accessible and approachable, and self-directed (able to work without close supervision)
o Exercising tact, good judgment & diplomacy, especially while working with people in difficult circumstances
o Independent decision making and problem solving skills
o Possess cultural awareness and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals
o Strong active/reflective listening skills
o Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Must be available for 24-hour on-call response to perform incident management functions and related duties during a disaster (Note: Positions within the Disaster Management Department are designated as "essential", which means employees MUST report to work or remain at work as scheduled or as otherwise specifically directed during inclement weather, disaster, or other natural or human-caused incidents.)
• Must be available for a routine on-call rotation during peace time (non-disaster time)
• Must be able to travel to meetings and attend trainings that may require overnight stays
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test
• Must pass a criminal history check which will include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, & possess & maintain an acceptable driving record throughout course of employment.

• At least one (1) year of experience working in disaster management
• At least two (2) years of experience in program or project planning management
• At least two (2) years of experience in the primary role of developing and writing plans in the areas of disaster or community planning
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Urban or Regional Planning, Community Development, or a related field
• Completed coursework that includes IS 700, ICS 100 and ICS 200
• Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Professional Development Series; minimum courses include IS-120.c (An Introduction to Exercises); IS-230.d (Fundamentals of Emergency Management); IS-235.c (Emergency Planning); IS-240.b (Leadership and Influence); IS-241.b (Decision Making and Problem Solving); IS-242.b (Effective Communication); IS-244.b (Developing and Managing Volunteers)


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

This is a full time (40 hours/week) County position represented by the Peace Officers' Association (POA).
Competitive compensation package:
Annual Salary Range: $73,265 - $93,681
Hourly Pay Rate: $35.22 - $45.04
Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are as follows:

Generous paid time off package, including:
• Vacation accrual schedule based on years of service
• 9 paid holidays and 2 personal days per year
• 8 hours per month sick leave accrual

Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution
• A Choice of Medical Plans with Vision and Prescription Drug Coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Chiropractic Coverage and Alternative Care Benefit
• Robust wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• A variety of optional benefits
• Longevity pay

CLACKAMAS COUNTY ACCEPTS ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY. To complete an online application and for more information, visit and click on the “Job Seekers” tab.

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