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This is a position specific recruitment for Emergency Management Operations Officer. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Camp Fretterd Military Reservation

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

The Emergency Management Operations Officer is responsible for the operation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on a twenty-four hour per day basis. The employee coordinates requests for assistance from local emergency managers and emergency operations centers by assigning resources to fill unmet needs. The Emergency Management Operations Supervisor ensures appropriate posture for the State EOC through monitoring of emergency incidents and situations throughout the State as well as regional, national and international events which may affect Maryland public safety. The position collects, organizes, analyses and reports critical incident information and data for use by emergency managers, emergency operations centers, fusion centers, and other officials and decision makers at local, state and national levels. The Emergency Management Operations Officer functions as the primary employee responsible for the operation of the State of Maryland Warning Point. In this role, the employee coordinates the issuance of all federally and State issued warnings and protective action recommendations. The Emergency Management Operations Officer performs communications related duties within the communications center serving the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and State Emergency Operations Center. These duties include the provision of dispatch services for outside agencies.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience in emergency communications work related to police, fire/rescue, medical service or military operations; or in coordinating emergency, safety or disaster relief efforts.

Note: Additional experience in emergency response communication work responding to emergencies or coordinating emergency, safety or disaster relief may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


1. Employees are subject to call 24 hours a day and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your State application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately.


If you cannot apply online, then you must complete a blank Maryland Application for State Employment (available by clicking 'Apply via paper application') or by viewing the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) website www.dbm.maryland.gov . Please annotate the position title on the top of the form. Questions must be answered completely on the application. Resumes will not be considered. Copies of documents attesting to qualifications and skills should be attached to the application.

Upon completion, please mail your Maryland Application for State Employment to the below address:

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136


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