Project Manager (Emergency Management)

Recruitment #1802-PRJMGRCPR4-002



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service.


  • Completed the FEMA Professional Development Series and Advanced Professional Series certification course of study. 
  • Obtained Certified Emergency Management designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
  • Experience with local government Training and Exercise
  • Experience working with non-profit, business, faith based and volunteer organizations. 
  • Participated in 2-3 EOC activations (real world) 
  • Completed Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 courses. 
  • Familiar with NIMS, EMAP, HSEEP, and CPG 101. ·       
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Possess past project management experience
  • Possess past Supervisory experience 
  • Possess Operations Section Chief certification


This position serves to ensure that all training and exercise activities associated with Emergency Management are accomplished according to all local, state and federal guidelines. This position also ensures all aspects (and all associated resources) of the Department's CERT, logistics, mass notification, sheltering, mass care, and transportation programs are in place. This position directly supervises two (2) personnel and indirectly supervises two (2) additional personnel. This position also ensures that a sufficient number of personnel are trained to perform assigned functions in the EOC during an activation.


Graduation from an accredited four year degree granting college or university; and
Three years of project management experience directly related to Emergency Management or a related field.


An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job specific competencies listed above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


  • This job is performed in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on the nature of their assignments, individual employees may perform some or all of the duties described below.

  • Develop, edit, and conduct emergency management related training programs and ensure they are in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal and industry (EMAP) guidelines. Position will also ensure that training activities address the vulnerabilities of the county to identified hazards as outlined in the comprehensive emergency management plan.
  • Develop, edit, and conduct emergency management related exercise programs and ensure they are in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal and industry (EMAP) guidelines. Position will also ensure that training activities address the vulnerabilities of the county to identified hazards as outlined in the comprehensive emergency management plan.
  • Work with other agencies to ensure that the Everbridge program is maintained and data updated on a regular basis. Position will also oversee program to ensure employees accessing the system are trained properly according to access permissions.
  • Work with external partners and community members to ensure that the CERT program and associated training is provided to community organizations desiring implementation of the program for group.
  • Serve as the Operations Section Chief during EOC activations, and carry out activities necessary to work with other departments and agencies to identify the sufficient number of personnel to be trained to staff the various units incorporated into the Operations Section structure over multiple operational periods. 
  • Serve on numerous committees and groups to enhance the capabilities of internal and external departments, agencies, and organizations to prepare for, respond to, mitigate against, and recover from large scale emergencies or disasters as assigned.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of office equipment and machinery such as computer, copier, printer, etc.: uses a variety of computer software such as WebEOC, EMConstellation, Everbridge Mass Notification, Kronos, EMNet.
  • Knowledge of equipment, material, techniques and methods used in training and exercise program design, development, conduct, and administration.
  • Knowledge of department's objectives, policies and procedures. Knowledge of budgetary forecasting, development, and management to include procurement practices and methods.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies. ability to implement, monitor and evaluate effectiveness of program and services.
  • Ability to work in a highly complex, fast paced, requiring the ability to make clear, reasoned judgments. identifies situational strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches or solutions.
  • Ability to use Independent judgment is required to recommend departmental or County objectives, evaluate new approaches to problem solving, and assess complex situations. considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and proposals effectively. Excellent ability to listen and understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Must be able to use tact and diplomacy to resolve issues in a confidential manner.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*