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Planning Section Chief

AC Disaster Consulting
Houston, TX
  • Expired: October 17, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Seasonal/Regular: Temporary/Seasonal

Compensation: $35-42/hour

Benefits: No Benefits

Travel/Location: Travel and extended deployment to client site required


Our mission is to provide compassionate consulting services to local, state, federal and industry clients, active in disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. We will be on time, on target, and on budget with the services aligned to the evolving threats and hazards facing our nation.

Be part of a team of knowledgeable, compassionate, and helpful allies for our clients. This position will support the Emergency Operations Center or client designated site as a Planning section Chief. The Planning Section Chief will play a critical role to develop plans, procedures, and protocols for incident management and response in accordance with the incident action planning process.
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.
  • Assist on portions of projects and ensure all aspects are completed as outlined in the contract scope of work and timeline.
  • Attend meetings and conference calls with clients.
  • Maintain currency of and compliance with applicable state and federal policies, procedures, and guidance documents for applicable roles.
  • Develop division and agency emergency plans and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge and situational awareness of current developments in emergency management and facilitate intelligence and information sharing across the division and/or agency as appropriate using critical information systems.
  • Communicate observations and recommendations for improvement to program areas and/or initiatives.
  • Oversee the preparation of plans that are needed or may become needed.
  • Communicate to all sections chiefs what your plans are designed to do and how the needed resources will support them.
  • Provide plans ready that will support the current needs as well better prepare the client for the future.
  • Provide communication, reports, data and updates as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written.
  • Strong project planning and organizational skills.
  • The ability to coordinate a variety of different projects/deliverables.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information.
  • Capable of multi-tasking when necessary.
  • Strong familiarity with state and local governments is necessary.
  • Excellent critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong desire to help people.
  • Ability to be flexible and make quick decisions as disasters change and develop.
Experience and Education Required
  • Bachelor's degree in emergency management, public safety, or a related field.
  • Five or more years professional experience in emergency management.
  • Two years or more experience in emergency management planning and project management.
  • Experience working with federal, state, and local all-hazards incident management.
  • Experience in a leadership role during a disaster response.
  • Experience working in an Emergency Operations Center.
  • Experience and knowledge of working within the Incident Command Framework at state or federal levels.
  • Capable of critical decision-making in a highly charged and dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, particularly Excel.
Experience and Education Preferred
  • Applicable Certifications:
    • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
    • International Associate of Emergency Managers certification
  • Proficient with Salesforce.
  • Proficient with Web EOC
  • ICS position-specific certification preferred.
Expected Hours of Work

Schedule may vary and require work on evenings and weekends and dependability and punctuality are paramount.
Travel Requirements

Deployment to client sites for extended periods of time is required.
Physical Demands
  • Mobility required on-site with clients.
  • Sitting or standing for hours at a time.
  • Ability to work at a computer for prolonged periods of time as needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repetitively throughout the day and as needed.
Additional Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must pass company and any applicable client background check, ACDC background check, O365 basic skills assessment and reference check upon offer of employment.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States is required.
EEO Statement

AC Disaster Consulting provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. AC Disaster Consulting will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any protected characteristic.

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AC Disaster Consulting


Houston, TX
77001 USA



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