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Please note that CNI is closely monitoring Executive Orders and will be following any final decisions or mandates regarding the COVID-19 Vaccination as a federal contract provider.


The Senior Planner supports the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), Response Directorate, Planning and Exercise Division (P&ED) for deliberate and crisis action planning, National Hurricane Program, and technical and planning support. The Senior Planner is a member of a planning team that executes the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. 


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Leads a planning team through the FEMA six-step planning process to develop deliberate plans that describe and detail a federal concept of operations to respond to and recover from catastrophic disasters. Responsible for leading all aspects of team support to FEMA planning efforts.

Serves as the primary point of contact for contractor teamwork assignments and reporting.

Ensures deliverables are on schedule, consistent with FEMA doctrine/guidance, and meet Performance Work Statement requirements.

Assists in the preparation and writing of the scenario, fact sheets, Information Analysis Briefs, plan Courses of Action, Course of Action Decision Brief, and the final plan.

Assists with planning, preparation and facilitation of working group sessions.

Monitors and identifies threats to contract progress and assists FEMA in developing effective remedial action.

Provides updates on project status, deliverables, and project management.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.

Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) both for themselves, their employees, and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they and their employees will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of emergency management experience and five (5) years of supervisory experience.


Must have experience and applied knowledge working within the relevant region (if applicable) and expertise in the field of the subject matter of the planning or exercise initiative. Examples include, but not limited to:

• Federal, state and local (for regional initiatives) large jurisdiction (population greater than 1 million) emergency management or other applicable discipline planning experience; and/or

• Federal, state, and local large jurisdiction (population greater than 1 million) emergency management logistics planning experience; and/or

• Federal, state, and local large jurisdiction (population greater than 1 million) civilian or community planning experience; and/or

• Federal, state, and local exercise experience in the design, development, conduct and evaluation; and/or

• Experience with the analysis and application of modeling to inform operational decision making

Documented comprehensive understanding of emergency management response and recovery programs and FEMA’s role in coordinating the Federal assistance to support state and local partners.

Demonstrated understanding of the six-step planning process, operational planning within the context of deliberate planning, and emergency management exercise programs and principles.

Documented work history demonstrating success at increasing levels of responsibility; project complexity in the areas of disaster response and recovery planning, including supervisory and team leadership positions as well as knowledge of team member roles; and familiarity with the management of government contracts.

A demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and collaborate with planning partners or other multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

State-level or higher emergency management experience preferred.


U.S. Citizen / Green Card Holders only due to government or federal requirement.

Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic. May be required to wear safety and personal protective equipment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Job country: United States

City: Chicago

Category: Emergency Management Directors

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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