Emergency Management Coordinator

Thurston County
Part Time 20 per week $2,956 - $3,941 Per month WA Thurston County Emergency Management, 9521 Tilley Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, United States


This employment opportunity will remain open until filled. Thurston County Emergency Management reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible. The first review of applicants will begin on June 27, 2024. 
Are you passionate about making a difference in your community and ensuring public safety? Thurston County Emergency Management is seeking a part time, 20 hours per week, dynamic and dedicated Emergency Management Coordinator to join our team. This position plays a crucial role in safeguarding our community through coordination activities with community partners, county departments, regional agencies, and the private sector.
In this pivotal role, you will focus on providing comprehensive emergency management support to unincorporated Thurston County. You will also guide the development, refinement, and implementation of a strong Continuity of Operations Planning program across county departments, ensuring that Thurston County remains resilient and prepared for any emergency.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinates emergency preparedness and planning support to unincorporated jurisdictions within Thurston County, other local government, state and federal agencies, and the private sector.
  • Assists with on-going revisions and maintenance of aspects of the jurisdictional Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Support Functions, the Hazard Mitigation Plan and other emergency management plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates a county-wide departmental Continuity of Operations (COOP) program.
  • Assists with the maintenance, operation, activation, and support of the Emergency Coordination Center.
  • Develops and provides emergency preparedness training, exercise, and education presentations.
  • Serves as a representative on local, tribal, regional, and statewide teams and work groups. 


  • Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, education, industrial safety, law enforcement, or related field.
  • Three years experience in the areas of emergency preparedness, industrial safety, public administration, education, adult training and exercise coordination, curriculum design and development, training and exercises in emergency management, law enforcement, fire service industrial safety, public administration or closely related area. Additional experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
  • Ability to utilize a personal computer with applicable software to successfully perform essential functions of the position.
  • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation.

Desired Skills

  • Strong writing and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of emergency management principles and practices.
  • Skill in group facilitation, instruction, and public speaking.
  • Skill in preparing clear, concise, and effective written materials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to use sound, independent judgment within established guidelines even in difficult or emergency situations.
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated and capable of independent work, but demonstrated ability to work on project teams.