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Employment opportunities

This page includes current job opportunities with the Office of Emergency Management.

Emergency Management Liaison Officer

The OEM mission in a 24/7/365 commitment. Mitigating, Preparing, Responding, and Recovering for planned and unplanned events requires around-the-clock dedication. The Emergency Management Liaison Officer’s (EMLO) role is to fill the OEM mission on behalf of OEM subject matter experts and to ensure that OEM is meeting the enduring needs of our partners. Specifically, the candidate will work with many different entities from governmental and non-governmental organizations. The lines of effort will focus on six main areas:

  • Provide essential staffing to the Regional Integration Center to maintain staffing minimums and support 24/7 emergency management activities in a remote capacity.
  • Provide on-scene and remote response to emergency incidents and planned events, representing OEM and coordinating response agencies
  • Conduct short-term recovery activities including coordination of critical lifeline restoration, and individual and public assistance activities after disasters
  • Assist in OEM’s Logistics mission, including support of OEM vehicle maintenance, transport of equipment to events, and assistance at OEM’s warehouse
  • Conduct preparedness activities including leading public engagement events, conducting planning efforts, and performing readiness activities such as trainings and exercises
  • Fulfill administrative functions of the EMLO program

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page.

Regional Integration Center Coordinator

OEM is seeking a Regional Integration Center (RIC) Coordinator to ensure the City of Philadelphia and regional partners maintain a high state of operational readiness through coordination, communication, and vigilance.

To ensure the overall readiness of the City and OEM, the Regional Integration Center Coordinator will be required to work during non-business hours on rotating shifts. This includes 12-hour shifts, on a rotational schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays.  Successful candidates must be City residents within six months of hire. OEM staff also periodically work during non-scheduled hours for extended periods of time as needed in a field environment and during activations of Philadelphia’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page.

Infrastructure Program Manager

Infrastructure planning is a critical component of emergency management operations.  The Infrastructure Program Manager manages one staff person and is responsible for a range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Managing a comprehensive and high-performing program for infrastructure planning that includes strategic planning and program development.
  • Developing plans and providing assistance in the development of comprehensive citywide response procedures and protocol
  • Evaluating and addressing resource gaps through mutual aid, pre-positioned contracts, and other methods.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with federal, regional, state, and local officials regarding infrastructure and utility initiatives and emergency management programs.
  • Developing and implementing plan/procedure-based training and exercise initiatives.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from local, state and federal government as well as community-based organizations, non-profit organizations and private entities.
  • Successful completion of required courses to gain working knowledge of emergency planning and security procedures and best practices, familiarization with primary stakeholders, and other fundamentals of the practice of emergency management.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit the City’s Smartrecruiters page.