Washington State Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator (Emergency Management Program Specialist 2) in Lakewood, Washington


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Coordinator Emergency Management Program Specialist 2 Emergency Management Division Camp Murray, WA

**These positions are project and anticipated to last up to 36 months.

This recruitment will be utilized to fill two project positions within the Hazard Mitigation Grants Section of the Emergency Management Division.**

Under the supervision of the Mitigation/Hazard Mitigation Grants Program Supervisor, responsible for providing professional level emergency management assistance in implementing the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program awards from presidentially declared disasters and emergencies.


The Washington Management Division leads and coordinates mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery in Washington State to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the people, property, environment and economy.


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 recover 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 hte Washington Military Department visit www.mil.wa.gov.


Responsible to provide professional level grants management, program management, project management, financial management, and technical support to eligible participants receiving funds for natural hazard mitigation activities related to presidentially declared disasters.

Responsible for technical support in mitigation planning and mitigation project development and implementation; educating applicants on grant guidance, key project milestones, time extensions, project closure, and grant close out processes; and monitoring completion of multiple structural and non-structural hazard mitigation projects and hazard mitigation planning grants, ensuring all grant funding conditions are met.

Responsible for monitoring project and grant revenues and expenditures of sub-recipient funds by identifying funding priorities or applicants within the administration of the grant program as well as assisting in the development of funding estimates for quarterly and biennium budget proposals and requests.

Responsible for coordinating the development, delivery, and maintenance of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program training seminars, technical workshops, webinars, and program outreach presentations.



Two years of experience as an Emergency Management Program Specialist 1;


A Bachelor's Degree AND two years of professional level experience in emergency management, financial management (grants, 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.



Grant/contract management to include experience assisting in the development, negotiation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of grants/contracts for federal, state, local government, or private entities.

Analyze and apply complex and technical material such as federal and state laws; federal Code of Federal Regulations; federal and state directives, regulations, policies; etc.

Public speaking to include teaching, training, or presenting to small or medium groups to teach a skill or relay critical information.

Skills & Abilities to:

Prepare and complete grant agreements, scopes of work and associated deliverables in accordance with grant guidelines.

Review and evaluate natural hazard mitigation activity proposals and applications for programmatic eligibility, compliance, cost-effectiveness, and consistency with state mitigation goals and objectives.

Use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access) to develop documents in support of program objectives.

Supplemental Information


Background Investigation: Must successfully complete the appropriate background checks.

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.

Driver's License: If selected for this 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.

*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 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.

Work Hours: The standard work schedule will be Tuesday through Friday with Monday off for a 4/10 schedule. 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: Ability to serve in an operational capacity in the State Emergency Operations Center (SECO), Joint Field Office (JFO) and/or field offices or command posts during emergencies and disasters which may include shift work, rotating and long hours, to assist with disaster response and recovery.

Military Facility: Willing to work on a Military Controlled Access Installation.

Travel: Occasional statewide travel may be required up to 5% 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),AND
  3. A list of three professional references. Please include two past/current supervisors, one peer and/or 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 Geri Harding at geri.harding@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) 512-7714 or Telecommunications Device for the hearing impaired at (253) 512-7298

Salary: $3,795.00 - $4,977.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Lakewood, WA

Job Type: Project (limited duration)

Department: Military Department

Job Number: 2018-02453

Closing: 3/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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