Airport Emergency Management Planner

November 19, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Job Summary
Supports the development of strategic plans and program documents such as plans, policies, and procedures for emergency or disaster preparedness for the department. May act as project team lead for development of products; functions as a group facilitator for meetings and exercises, as required


Duties include the performance of skilled technical and administrative work, supervising and directing emergency or disaster preparedness planning. Creating and maintaining the department's emergency management plans, such as emergency response plans, site specific emergency action plans, business continuity plans, hazard mitigation plans, and drought plans.

Supervision Received and Exercised
The Emergency Management Planner receives general supervision from the Emergency Management Program Administrator. Project and technical direction may be provided to professional, technical, office support and contract staff.

Minimum Qualifications - Education & Training

Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or related field required.

The following classes are required: IS100, IS200, & IS700.

Preferred Education & Experience

Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is


Emergency response experience within an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) environment is required.

The following classes are required: ICS300, and ICS400

Thorough knowledge of: emergency response systems and capabilities; methods and procedures of operating emergency and disaster plans; federal and state regulations governing emergency and disaster plans; geography layout of the department's facilities and surrounding area; and operating standard computer equipment, hardware and software.

Ability to: plan and supervise the work of others; operate all communications equipment; maintain required certifications; respond to work during emergency situations or inclement weather; speak distinctly; deal courteously with the public under stressful conditions; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with service providers, associates and the general public.

One to three years of experience in emergency management; or

Licenses and Certifications:

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) training
  • Independent Study (IS) 100, 200, 700, 800; Incident Command System (ICS) 300, 400, 430/440
  • Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Emergency Manager Certification (within 1 year of employment)
  • GA Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (within 6 months of employment)
  • Valid Driver's License


Business Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects & uses appropriate communication methods.

Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Meets commitments; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Dependability: Responds to requests for service and assistance; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to doing the best job possible; Keeps commitments; Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills & knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-12-02

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