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Category: Business, Management and Administration

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Dec. 28, 2020

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



Monday –  Friday,  between the hours of 8:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.,  20-25 hours per week. 


Position requires employee to work between 20-25 hours per week,  not to exceed 1,500 hours in a calendar year.   Each semester,  undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.



Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply.  Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program.   A student’s co-op position will end within three months after graduation. 



Under the general direction of the Associate General Manager-Economic Development and SpringNet or designee,  performs a variety of activities associated with supporting City Utilities’  Operational Resilience efforts in the areas of Crisis Management,  Emergency Response,  Disaster Recovery,  Incident Response and Business Continuity.



  1. Supports Crisis Management,  Emergency Response,  Disaster Recovery,  Incident Response and Business Continuity teams with research,  planning and preparation associated with Operational Resilience efforts.


  1. Assists in the development of incident and emergency response plans,  policies,  standard operating procedures,  exercise design,  and training.


  1. Prepares training and implementation materials for projects;  these projects may involve exercise design and development,  preparing incident action plans,  editing critical emergency management documents.


  1. Responsible for documenting concepts of operations and logistical requirements for projects.


  1. Responsible for researching assignments,  special projects,  and providing technical and administrative assistance on emergency management projects.


  1. Performs operational readiness checks and tests and supports internal and external preparedness activities.


  1. Performs a key role in ongoing projects and participating in activation with limited expectations.


  1. Creates spreadsheets in Excel and Word documents to enters data,  sets up functions,  and processes information.


  1. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by management.




Education and Experience:


Enrollment in an accredited college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration,  Business,  or related field is required.   A minimum of six-months of recent progressively responsible general office work preferred.




Missouri Certified Emergency Manager Program (MoCEM)  Level I certification preferred.


Knowledge,  Skills and Abilities:


  • Advanced proficiency in navigating Microsoft Office and related software and computer systems (hardware and software).
  • Ability to:
    • Easily navigate the internet.
    • Compile data and information into a written document and tailor communication to different audiences in a clear articulate manner and interpret instructions furnished in written,  oral or schedule form,  from local,  state,  and federal agencies concerning emergency management.
    • Collect,  review,  categorize,  prioritize,  and/or analyze data and information.
  • Multi-task and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.


Physical Requirements:


Typically,  sedentary work.   Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication.   Substantial movements of the wrists,  hands,  and/or fingers,  and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required.  Bending and stooping may be required for filing and file retrieval.  


Working Conditions:


Duties are primarily performed in an office environment;  however,  occasionally may be required to perform field duties outside in all weather conditions.  Travel may be required.


Miscellaneous Requirements: 

New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Program upon hire,  and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment.   Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.    

Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.



Testing may be required.



Interested applicants may apply online at under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings. 



Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.


To assist management in determining a candidate’s qualifications,  knowledge,  and skills please complete all blanks on the application.   An incomplete application may disqualify a candidate for this position. 


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