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Consolidated Spills Database Coordinator

Kansas Department of Emergency Management


Topeka, KS

Req. No . 190761

Posting Type : Position is Open to Public

Closing Date : September 29, 2018

Position Summary: Full time, unclassified position with Benefits. $23.31 per hour. Standard 40 hour work week, Monday thru Friday, 8:00am thru 5:00pm.

Incumbent serves as Staff Duty Officer for both technological hazards and natural hazards on a weekly rotational basis.

Incumbent subject to call-in/call-back outside of regular work hours to support state response and recovery actions, staffing the state emergency operations center, or deployment to areas impacted by an emergency or disaster as a condition of employment.

Job Description : Incumbent will be responsible for the administration of the state's consolidated spills/hazardous materials release database in collaboration with KDHE and KCC and administrating the spill reporting and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) program for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM).

Manages the spill database, including evaluating or developing applications, and overseeing application development by contractors. Ensures spillers are reporting releases to the Governor's Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (EEPR) and local emergency planning committees (LEPC). Reviews and compiles reportable spill incident reports from the responsible spiller, KDHE, and the National Response Center, ensuring data is entered correctly into database by conducting quality assurance checks. Compiles quarterly and annual reports and presentations to CEPR. Disseminates information on hazardous material spills for planning as well as making recommendations to counties, etc. Responsible for responding to information requests from the EPA on spill reports and incidents.

Responsible for conducting quality assurance checks on reports entered by spillers into the consolidated spills database to ensure that data is accurate. Provides extensive environmental expertise to support assigned projects through application of professional knowledge and skill in technical environmental practice, process, and techniques. Ensures projects comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and policies. Participates in public meetings, education programs and technical committees as assigned and serves on committees relevant to position.

Responsible for development and delivery of education, training and outreach materials pertaining to Sara Title III and EPCRA spill reporting requirements and processes to emergency management stakeholders and industry partners.

Provides staff support to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) when activated to coordinate the state response and recovery actions to augment local jurisdictions as a result of a natural, man-made, or technological hazard.

Note: Incumbent shall be subject to call-in/call-back at any time of day or night upon the activation of the SEOC as a condition of employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Two years experience in an environmental field and/or program. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by agency.

Must have and maintain a valid State Driver's License as a condition of employment.

Must be able to pass a KBI background investigation as a condition of employment.

This position requires a working knowledge of KDHE, OSHA, DOT, EPA, NRC regulation regarding hazardous materials and the ability to perform basic data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications : Bachelor's degree in environmental or natural sciences. Two to four years experience in database development, database administration, and applications development, and two to four years experience working with Sara Title III and EPCRA requirements in an industrial or regulatory compliance setting or as a hazardous materials response team member.

Education and/or Training:

Successful completion of independent study courses through the FEMA Independent Study Program; or successful completion within 3 months of hire:

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700 National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction

Successful completion of or successful completion within 1 year of Hire:

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.

Special Knowledge, skills and abilities: Work assignments are diverse, multifaceted, technical, and highly complex. Incumbent deals with dynamic hazardous substance release scenarios and complicated multi-disciplinary planning documents and is expected to recognize when more than one solution or approach may be applicable.

How to Apply:

1: Register by completing the online Personal Data form at: . (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number)

2: Complete the official application form at

3: Submit your online application to the Adjutant General's Department. You may also submit a paper copy to: The Adjutant General's Department, State Human Resource Office, 2722 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka,KS 66611-1220.

Submit additional documents such as cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and/or certifications by emailing Include your name and job posting number on all correspondence when submitting documents.

The Adjutant General's Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer .

Required Documents: In order for application to be considered complete, the following documents must be received by the agency prior to posted closing date:

  • Completed State of Kansas Application Form filled out in its entirety.
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's site at . A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Tax Clearance Certificates expire every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all application materials to the hiring agency in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with this process please contact 785-296-2199.

Interviews will Not be granted without a Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate.

Contact Information:


785-646-1460 / 785-646-1679 (fax)

Adjutant General' Department / State Human Resource Office / 2722 SW Topeka Blvd / Topeka, KS 66611-1220

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