Assistant Manager Emergency Management & Business Continuity

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 weeks ago(9/13/2022 1:26 PM)
Job ID
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $102,948.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $144,127.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $102,948.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $113,243.00/Yr.


This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at 


Under general guidance of the Manager of Security & Emergency Management, the Assistant Manager of Emergency Management & Business Continuity manages the day-to-day operations of the agency-wide Emergency Management Program as part of the Security & Emergency Management Program and oversees the creation and implementation of emergency management plans, training, and exercises.  During disasters, serves as the EOC Manager/Incident Commander, or senior leadership position, in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Incident Command Post (ICP), or similar environment, as appropriate.  The position may telework, as business need and policy allow.

Essential Duties

  1. Office of Emergency Management & Business Continuity: Creates, designs, implements, and manages the Office of Emergency Management & Business Continuity.  Manages Community Transit’s day-to-day Office of Emergency Management & Business Continuity including prevention, protection, mitigation, response recovery & continuity efforts.  Serves as one of the agency’s subject matter experts (SME) for emergency management programs.  Ensures programs, plans, and training are current and comply with applicable federal, state and local laws.  Develops and/or conducts decision briefs or informational presentations to the Executive Team, managers, employees and regional partners. Drafts standards, policies, and procedures as needed.  Ensures the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is operationally ready.  Works to ensure the Emergency Management Program meets or exceeds the requirements of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and contemporary practices in emergency management.  Represents the agency with regional emergency management partners and develops and maintains collaborative relationships.
  2. Emergency Management Plans: Develops, implements and maintains agency’s emergency management plans, including the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), Inclement Weather Plan (IWP), Training & Exercise Plan (TEP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), Recovery Framework and other related plans.  Ensures plans meet or exceed all legal requirements, including RCW 38.52, the Stafford Act and National Response Framework. 
  3. Training & Exercises: As part of implementation of the Training & Exercise Plan (TEP), oversees development and implementation of training and exercises.  Tracks implementation of related Improvement Plans (IP). Plans, develops, manages and delivers training and exercises in all aspects of emergency management program.  Serves as the agency’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliance Officer.  Implements employee and customer education programs, as needed. 
  4. Research and Analysis: Prepares thorough research and analysis, statistical data-compiling reports, surveys and metrics to inform business decisions. Position serves as a resource for agency managers and executives as it relates to emergency management.
  5. Capital Projects: Plans, develops, manages and delivers emergency management capital projects to meet agency objectives.  Ensures that projects follow applicable laws, regulations, and policies.   Manages project life cycle from initial requirements gathering to final implementation. Example projects include: Emergency Operations Center, and other major equipment purchases. 
  6. Vendor Management: Leads, manages and maintains vendor services.  This includes vendor evaluation, selection, contract negotiation, compliance, and performance.
  7. Budget: Assists in developing and administering the division’s capital and operating budget.  Gather, assemble and analyze data; participate in budget development; research and recommend grant opportunities.  Assists in negotiating vendor contracts to support budget allocations.  Reviews budget data and recommends annual budgets for assigned contracts. Reviews invoices and approves payment. Continually monitors expenditures of assigned contracts to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  8. Duty Officer: Serves as 24/7 on-call Duty Officer rotation.  During such assignment, must be available within general geographic area and capable of responding within specified timeframe; respond to emergencies and work evenings and weekends when required by special circumstances.
  9. Disaster Response: Directs agency-wide disaster response, including serving as the EOC Manager/Incident Commander in the agency’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), or similar environment, that may be staffed 24 hours a day for extended periods of time. 
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in risk management, emergency management, or closely related field
  2. Four (4) years Emergency Management experience
  3. Completion of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses
  4. Ability to obtain and maintain clearance for access to the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC) within 90 days of hire
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain fingerprint clearance from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office within 30 days of hire
  6. Valid Washington State driver’s license at hire

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered in rare instances.



  1. Public transit, public agency, or regulated private industry experience
  2. Possession of the following certifications from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
    • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
    • Associate Emergency Management (AEM)
  1. Completion of FEM ICS 300 & 400
  2. Completion of the FEMA EM Professional Development Series
  3. Documented experience working in a leadership capacity in an Emergency Operations Center during a complex incident
  4. Documented experience working in an Incident Command Post, EOC/ECC, or other ICS organization during an incident
  5. FCC Amateur Radio License

Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills



  1. Business/industry principles and practices for the area of responsibility
  2. Emergency management functions and programs including familiarity with Federal and State requirements, emergency management planning, emergency management program analysis, hazard assessments, and resource management
  3. Organizational principles and management practices including the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Preparedness Goals (NPG) and the National Recovery Framework
  4. All-hazard preparedness, response, and recovery impacts and planning issues
  5. Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  6. ICS and EOC operations
  7. Basic principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration
  8. Principles of team leadership, including supervisory and training techniques and practices
  9. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, including computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and statistical databases


  1. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other agency staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public
  2. Applying advanced principles and practices of emergency preparedness. Understanding technical industry concepts as they apply to emergency management
  3. Exhibiting a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism with demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive security information
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and regional partners
  5. Developing and implementing programs, policy, and procedures to identify and mitigate threats and hazards to the safety of the agency
  6. Excellent written and oral communications
  7. Positively influencing others
  8. Responding to emergency situations and crisis management
  9. Project management
  10. Contract negotiations
  11. Convincing colleagues across the business to deliver security through their everyday actions and decisions
  12. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make immediate decisions related to policies and procedures for emergency management in a calm, professional, and tactful manner
  13. Ability to work well under pressure and to coordinate and implement multiple tasks simultaneously in an environment of constantly changing priorities

Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Knowledge of current and future trends in emergency management.

Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Project management.

Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects


May occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions when working in the field.


On call requirements are required on a scheduled basis.


Apply online

This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at  


Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background check, reference checks and various performance tests. Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Employee Engagement Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position may be affected. 


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 


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