Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Job Opportunity: Maryland, Prince Georges County. Office of Homeland Security. $75K +, Planner III.





Job Type: Full Time Limited Term Grant Funded / Planner III
Location: 7915 Anchor St. Landover, MD 20785
Salary: $75,000-78,000
Job Number/Grade: 30053903 / G-24
Department: Office of Homeland Security (OHS)
Division: Emergency Management (EM)
Direct Report To: Division Manager
Working Hours: 8-HoursFlex Schedule


Program Development: Independently engaged all aspects of OHS preparation, response, and recovery program initiatives. Assists with the development, implementation, and coordination of all County's Preparedness Plans. Participates in the development/implementation of Regional Preparedness Plans.

Coordination: Facilitates plan reviews, identifies, and recommends changes. Facilitates the implementation of disaster and preparedness planning with local, state, and regional partners.

Public Liaison/Teamwork: Consults with internal/external departments and businesses on plan development and emergency coordination/preparedness.


• Prepares programmatic gap analyses to ensure existing plans, policies, and procedures meet stated goals and objectives; complies with all applicable regulations and guidance.
• Participates in the development and revision of all hazards plans and procedures to build and sustain  capabilities to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond, and recover. Tests and evaluates plans and procedures. Develops procedures as necessary to adequately implement all hazards plans.
• Provides support to the Emergency Operations Center during activations specific to Incident Command System. Incident Command System and Federal and local regulations knowledge.
• Consult with officials of county government agencies/departments, schools, hospitals, and other institutions to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
• Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, etc. to represent EM and maintain working relationships.
• Effectively works as a team member on a variety of complex and community development and planning assignments. Provides presentations to citizens groups related to preparedness and emergency plans.


• Considerable knowledge of the interrelationships between the County government and federal, state, regional and bi-County agencies as well as knowledge of all aspects of urban and regional planning.
• Considerable knowledge of information sources and research methods.
• Considerable knowledge of Incident Command System Series: (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.
• Maintains an awareness of contemporary emergency management issues that may impact jurisdictional emergency management concepts.
• Ability to develop planning programs and to prepare plans, programs, and planning reports.
• Ability to provide liaison and coordination services between federal, state, and local agencies involved in the assigned programs or projects.
• Ability to describe observations, state arguments, and propose recommendations clearly, accurately, and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, public administration, economics, business administration, political science, or other closely related fields, with a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in urban and regional planning; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Upon selection, the applicant must:
• Pass a thorough background investigation.
• Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
• Positions within the Office of Homeland Security are essential. Essential employees are expected to report to work during standard or non-standard hours as operations necessitate.
• Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Deputy Director Meloyde Batten-Mickens at and carbon copy Ms. Eydi Reyes at

Prince George’s County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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