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The City of Lenexa, Kansas, is searching for an experienced emergency management professional to create and build the City’s emergency response function. This newly-created position will plan, organize and implement all phases of the City’s emergency management program. If you know how to lead emergency management and love working with other talented professionals to build a program from scratch, this is the job for you.

The City of Lenexa is a rapidly growing city of 55,000 located in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area. We are a leader in local government initiatives in public safety, community development, employee health and wellness, stormwater management, communication and the use of technology. We were recently named the Best Place to Live in Kansas by Money Magazine, one of the healthiest employers in the Kansas City area by the Kansas City Business Journal and were ranked by ETC Institute in 2018 as the Kansas City metro leader in overall citizen satisfaction with city services for nearly every major service area. You can check out all of the cool stuff we’re doing here.

We are very proud of our culture. It’s one of the main reasons folks like working for us. Check out some of the things our employees do that makes working for Lenexa so rewarding.

Here is a brief list of the things you’ll do in this role: Prepare, review and update emergency management plans and procedures; manage the City’s Emergency Operations Center; coordinate mutual aid responses and requests; plan and coordinate training programs and emergency operations drills; assist departments with emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation; develop and conduct educational and community outreach programs; and manage and prepare documentation related to emergency operations.

Following are the minimum requirements to be considered for this position (the “Must Haves”):

  • Five years of progressively responsible emergency management leadership experience. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field of study;
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurable driving record;
  • incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 certifications; and Kansas Certified Emergency Manager certification (or ability to obtain within one year of employment).

Following are the desired qualifications for this position (the “Nice to Haves”):

  • Master’s Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a directly-related field;
  • FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certification
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certification
  • Public Sector management experience

The salary range for this position is $75,977 to $92,884 annually. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefit package including health, dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insurance; an excellent retirement plan; up to $25,000 in tuition reimbursement; access to an on-site health clinic; and much more. 

Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background investigation.

TO APPLY: Please complete an on-line application. Be sure to attach your resume reflecting your work history for the past 10 years. For best consideration apply immediately, as applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

--Posted 5/8/18