Washington State Hazardous Materials Planning Program Manager (Emergency Management Program Specialist 3) in Yakima, Washington


Hazardous Materials Planning Program Manager Emergency Management Program Specialist 3 Emergency Management Division Yakima, WA

Under the direction of the Hazardous Materials Planning Program Supervisor, this position serves as the Central Washington Regional Program Manager assigned to manage the Local Emergency Planning Committee's (LEPC) Hazardous Materials Planning Assistance Program.


*The Washington Military Department (WMD) is a state agency whose motto is "Citizens Serving Citizens with Pride and Tradition." The 300+ civilian employees of the Washington Military Department utilize state and federal resources to perform homeland defense, homeland security, emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities, and education services for at-risk youth. The WMD mission is to protect the citizens of Washington, their property, and the environment on a twenty-four hour basis and provide trained military units in support of civil authorities for domestic emergencies and in support of federal combatant commanders for national defense and homeland security missions. The four major divisions that accomplish the mission of the Agency are: Emergency Management Division, Washington Youth Academy, Washington Army National Guard, and Washington Air National Guard. To learn more about the Washington Military Department visit our website at *www.mil.wa.gov


Responsible for working with LEPCs in Central Washington conducting regulator based directed planning. Supports the State Emergency Response Commission's review of Local Emergency Planning Committee hazardous materials response plans and make recommendations that will bring the plans into compliance with the federal Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Law (EPCRA). Coordinates implementation of the federal EPCRA law.

Supports the training and exercises at the state and local level with focus on Hazardous Material associated activities.

Serves as the state regional liaison for the Emergency Management Division providing serves to local jurisdictions within the assigned region.

Responsible to develop issue specific plans for other emergency planning products as directed.



A Bachelor's degree, AND four years of professional level experience in emergency management, financial management (grant, contracting, claims management, budgeting), training/education, public information/affairs, program/project management, environmental analysis/planning, civil/structural engineering, legislative affairs, and/or urban planning. Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for year, for the education requirement. A Master's or Ph.D. degree will substitute for one year of the experience requirement.


Two years of experience as an Emergency Management Program Specialist 2.



  • Program management or committee work requiring frequent interface with executive level decision makers.
  • Operational experience in government or private sector in Emergency, Hazardous Materials, Critical Incident Management, or Crisis and Risk Management.
  • Designing and implementing emergency management Hazardous Materials exercises, training classes, mitigation and preparedness programs.
  • Experience in real incidents or events serving as an Incident Command System (ICS) Section Chief in a government or private sector emergency operations center.
  • Leading collaborative and diverse stakeholder planning groups over which you have no direct control.
  • Hazardous Materials crisis management, or emergency management experience. Skills & Abilities to:

  • Deliver executive level or equivalent level presentations to national, regional, local/Tribal, and statewide audiences of diverse stakeholders.

  • Explain complex or technical information regarding rules, regulations, policies, procedures, programs and/or services.
  • Use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or similar software) to develop documents in support of program requirements. Supplemental Information


Background Investigation: Must successfully complete the appropriate background checks required for employment. Must be willing to sign releases of information and shall not have access to any investigative materials and files. The processing of background checks can take up to six months post-employment. Failure to successfully pass a background check may be cause for termination.

Union Shop Provision: This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees, or arrange to pay to that union a fee equivalent to its regular monthly dues. The union shop provision shall be effective on the first day of the month following the employee's initial 30 days in this classification.

Driver's License: If selected for the position, must maintain and/or obtain a valid State of Washington driver's license prior to the date hired and be qualified to drive a state vehicle as required to accomplish program requirements.

Military Facility: Position is required to work on a Military Controlled Access Installation.

Work Hours: The Agency has implemented a 4/10 work schedule. The standard workweek will be Tuesday through Friday with Mondays off. The actual work hours will be established between the employee and immediate supervisor and will start no earlier than 6:00am and end no later than 6:00pm.

Emergency Assignment: Upon activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) or Joint Field Office (JFO), incumbent may be required to work in an alternate location with rotating shifts, including weekends and evenings, in a highly stressful and fast-paced environment.

Travel: Regular travel required - up to 20% to include overnight stays.

Application Process

Individuals interested in applying for this position should select the "Apply" button and submit the following:

  1. A current application profile,
  2. Responses to the Supplemental Questions (Note that your responses to the supplemental questions will be used for interview selection),
  3. A list of three professional references. Please include at least two past/current supervisors, one peer and subordinate if applicable. For each reference include the following:
  4. Name
  5. Professional Title
  6. Working Relationship
  7. Daytime Phone Number
  8. Email Address If you have questions about the application process or this recruitment, please email Mistina Venesky at mistina.venesky@mil.wa.gov.

The Washington Military Department is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application/selection process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternate format, may call the Recruitment Section of State Human Resources at (253) 512-7935 or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at (253) 512-7298.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09876

Department: Military Department

Closing: 10/30/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $4,532.00 - $5,943.00 Monthly

Location: Yakima County – Yakima, WA