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  • 513278
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 6 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.




Job Location:

Work Location:  Papago Park Military Reservation (PPMR), Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $22.8671 - $31.9181 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: December 6, 2022

Job Summary:

This Technological Hazards Coordinator position reports to the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Branch Manager; supervises two Radiological Preparedness Coordinators that support all off-site operation; and supports the REP Manager in the administration of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program for the Division. This position also provides support in developing, implementing, and maintaining emergency response and recovery capabilities for a major incident at a commercial nuclear power plant (PVGS) and provides support for the development, implementation and maintenance of the State of Arizona-Maricopa County Palo Verde Off-Site Emergency Response Plan.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:
• Maintain comprehensive insight and knowledge of the federal laws, rules and regulations, applicable state statutes, local ordinances and the emergency response plan governing radiological emergency management. Prepare opinion correspondence on proposed changes which might have an impact on REP program objectives, accomplishments, etc. Maintain currency in communication, warning systems, data acquisition and analysis, budgetary processes, and comprehensive planning/training/exercising/evaluating methods.
• Support the REP Branch Manager in coordinating with Maricopa County, City of Buckeye, 91st Civil Support Team, Tribes, counties and the utility in the annual review and update of the off-site radiological emergency response plan. Negotiate plan review with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Supervise two REP staff in support of all off-site response and recovery responsibilities.
• Support exercise scenarios with appropriate federal, state, county and local government, tribal and volunteer organizations. Support and provide information to facilitate exercise scenarios and Extent of Play with federal organizations. Brief federal/state/county/tribal/local/volunteer agency response and recovery officials.
• Attend State and National meetings, seminars and conferences and training courses related to position responsibilities. Actively participate in conferences and annual meetings regarding radiological emergency preparedness for PVGS and statewide incidents.
• Inform the Division of on-site developments. Respond to emergency conditions, situations or events regarding PVGS. Perform assigned emergency work in the State Emergency Operations Center regarding PVGS or any other radiological incidents.
• Gather information in support of weekly, monthly, and quarterly mandated test on alerting/warning communications equipment. Assist with coordination of the annual mandated siren activation test within the 10-mile radius of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. Support/help/evaluate the annual off-site radiological medical drill and hostile action-based exercises. Participate in Palo Verde Reception and Care Center Exercises, monitoring and decontaminating evacuees and their belongings.
• Confer with the supervisor in program budget, inventory of equipment and procurement purchasing, attend staff meeting, provided monthly reports, and maintain equipment / vehicles for response effort.
• Train individuals/first responders/Civil Support Team (CST) in methods of personnel and environmental protection in situations involving radiation exposure. Train REP staff and or other staff as required in methods of personnel and environmental protection for the same.
• Supervise REP staff and train as necessary calibration, repair/replace supplies and equipment needed for training and the response effort. Assist REP staff in the research, testing and determination of types of radiation equipment to be used for efficient emergency response.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices in administration and management.
• Agency policy and procedures.
• Radiation and radiological effect on human health.
• Federal, state, and local laws relating to radiological/nuclear emergency preparedness.
• FEMA Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program requirements, Code of Federal Regulations 10CFR350, NUREG-0654, the EPA Protective Action Guidelines and other applicable federal, state, local and tribal laws related radiological emergency preparedness.
• Response and recovery capabilities and obligation of federal, state, and local governments and the liabilities of responsible parties in a radiological/nuclear incident.
• Computers, software, graphics, and data applications.
• Planning practices on procedures; project management.
• Exercise methodology and training management.
• The operating systems for commercial nuclear power plants.

Skilled in:
• Communicating effectively, both in speaking and writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Active listening and critical thinking; use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships.
• Anticipating changing customers' needs and adapt and proactively respond to stakeholder concerns; use diplomacy and persuasiveness to present program concepts, effective solutions, and plans in a comprehensive oral and written format.
• Leadership that will result in the accomplishment of work products and completed objectives. Capability to function as a supervisor and team member with interpersonal relations skills; facilitate and encourage communication between team members.
• Proficient use of computers, software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Sheets, Drive, Slides), graphics (PDF) and video conferencing (WebEx, Zoom, Teams, Meet)

Ability to:
• Develop and present briefings to emergency management personnel, state/county/local agencies, volunteer organizations and first responders.
• Combine pieces of information to from general rules or conclusions, and to make informed decisions to solve problems.
• Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Establish goals and expectations and manage time effectively.
• Anticipate changing priorities and proactively prepare adjustments to schedules: anticipate needs during absences and ensure work responsibilities and commitments will be met.
• Identify development needs within programs of responsibility and identify opportunities for systematic improvement.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships; analyze situations accurately and take appropriate action.
• Analyze and assess statewide preparedness posture.
• Interact with diverse audiences and be a team member.
• Coordinate and facilitate activities.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. Completion of FEMA's Professional Development Series and Advanced Professional Series. Background in bookkeeping or record keeping. Familiarity with Acadis Readiness Suite. Familiarity with FEMA training programs and HSEEP methodology.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In and out of State travel required.
• Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background investigation.
• Professional Development Series Certification within 1 year. Advanced Professional Series Certification within 3 years.
• Radiological Operations Support Specialist Certification within 1 year (Type 4).


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.