Public Safety Program Planner

Employment Opportunities
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November 7, 2019

Public Safety Program Planner

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

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Summary of Position

The position performs a variety of technical, analytical, and administrative work related to assigned programs within the departmental framework of the COG. Duties include planning, organizing, and implementing fiscal and program operations in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


    The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following performance measures:

  • Interpret federal, state and local regulations and implement management policies and operating practices as they relate to specific program assignments.
  • Maintain and distribute spreadsheet, distribution list and directory of schools, fire departments, law enforcement contracts, local officials, etc.
  • Respond to and gather information from local agencies and entities for local, state and federal data calls and information requests.
  • Conduct procurement process following local, state and federal guidelines. Create and submit check requests.
  • Conduct public education and distribute materials at public events. Gather and provide local entities with supplies to conduct their own public events.
  • Attend various out of area/overnight trainings and workshops to keep abreast of program changes. Assist in the delivery of hosted workshops and post-workshop follow-up.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees and/or potential applicants to include responding to information requests and/or support with grant award management.
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting as regards 911 equipment maintenance.
  • Perform general office tasks that include filings and monitoring of record retention as required to program guidelines.
  • Assist in the inventory and disposition of equipment held onsite and/or loaned to offsite entities.
  • Conduct data research needed for plan development and maintain knowledge of legislative changes that affect local programs.
  • Assist in the development of local public safety strategic plans such as the Criminal Justice Community Plan and the Regional Homeland Security Implementation Plan.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


Must have knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations related to assigned programs; sound budgetary practices; and common research techniques.

Must be able to understand, apply and communicate rules, regulations and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies relating to assigned programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, program participants, service providers, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment; analyze and interpret data; and identify problems and provide solutions.

Must be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.

Must have capacity to work in a multi-task work environment, either independently or as part of a team.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in planning, public administration, public affairs, finance, business or a related field. Equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of degree.


Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.