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Emergency Operations Manager

Emergency Operations Manager

Burleson, TX, USA

Burleson, TX, USA

City of Burleson

Bryan Noblett and Greg Nelson


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Emergency Operations Manager

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An exciting career opportunity awaits a self-starting, contemporary emergency management professional in one of the fastest growing areas of the nation. Burleson’s goal is to be the employer of choice in North Texas and the city is currently seeking an Emergency Operations Manager to assist in ensuring Burleson remains prepared and resilient in times of crisis.


Emergency Management is a division of the Burleson Fire Department. Emergency management is the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies, particularly preparedness, response and rehabilitation. Emergency management involves plans, structures and arrangements established to engage the normal operations of government, including voluntary and private agencies, in a comprehensive and coordinated effort to respond to the whole spectrum of emergency needs.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the information hub. The EOC team - fire department, police department, public works, and public information officer - staff the EOC when severe weather is imminent. The EOC team works with the National Weather Service, city personnel trained in Skywarn, and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) storm spotters to assess conditions. The outdoor warning siren system and Everbridge Emergency Alerts are sent from the EOC. Other City departments are kept on alert to provide needed services if disaster does strike. The 2022 operational budget for Emergency Operations is $117,123.


Reporting to an Assistant Fire Chief, the Emergency Operations Manager manages, develops, implements, coordinates, and maintains the City’s Emergency Management Program, which includes emergency operations plan development, training, preparation, response, and recovery from any emergency or disaster that affects the city. The Emergency Operations Manager additionally ensures readiness and responsive operation of the Emergency Operations Center, along with coordinating emergency management and operational activities with other departments and divisions and outside agencies and organizations.

Noteworthy job duties for this position include developing, evaluating, and updating emergency operations plans, coordinating resources and acting as a liaison with various community groups, response or volunteer organizations, divisions, departments, and City, County, State and/or Federal officials; ensuring the proper implementation and management of emergency operations plans for various emergency situations; developing and conducting emergency drills, tabletop exercises, functional and full-scale exercises with multiple departments, agencies, and community partners to prepare for emergencies and disasters; and representing the City in regional, statewide and national committees, boards, commissions, roundtables, forums, and hearings to develop emergency plans.

The ideal candidate for the position of Emergency Operations Manager will have a thorough understanding of Emergency Management best practices and a clear recognition of the on-call nature of the position, a strong focus on community risk reduction and prioritization, the ability to proactively identify conditions or circumstances that could lead to emergency situations, a collaborative style and understanding of the importance of working with multiple stakeholders and allied agencies, and will be proficient and forward-thinking with respect to technology.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying; however, the most qualified candidates will possess the following:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or another closely related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in Emergency Management, training and exercise design and implementation.


  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and EMI Master Exercise Practitioner are preferred.

  • IS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 within 1 year of date in position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Texas Class “C” or equivalent state driver's license with a good driving record.

  • Ability to respond and report to the City of Burleson Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within 30 minutes.


The salary for the Emergency Operations Manager is up to $118,830, depending upon experience. In addition, the city offers an excellent benefit package including participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 7% employee contribution and a 2:1 match by the City of Burleson. Excellent insurance benefits including two health plan options, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, and an Employee Assistance Program are also City provided. Click the link and download the recruitment brochure for additional benefit information.


Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Bryan Noblett or Greg Nelson at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure and apply below.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

The City of Burleson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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