Corporate Emergency Planning Coordinator

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.


Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.


Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.  


The Emergency Planning Coordinator develops, designs and coordinates Corporate Security Emergency Management programs.
Provides project and plan management and oversight for activities related to plan and procedure development and revision, drills and exercises, public and private sector relations, public information and public education, Corporates Emergency Operations Center training and APS Corporate alert and notification systems.
Performs self-assessments; conducts corrective action follow-ups; evaluates/implements industry lessons learned; and ensures department responses to internal/external concerns are complete and timely.
Oversees coordination of Corporate Security and Corporate Emergency Management policy, process, and procedure updates.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Emergency Management or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus (2) years of emergency planning experience.
  • Or, in lieu of bachelor's degree, high school diploma/GED plus six (6) years of Emergency Management or Project Management experience with at least 2 of those years as an Emergency Planner.
  • Requires effective oral and written communications skills, strong planning and organizational skills, and strong presentation and document creation skills.

Major Accountabilities

1. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Corporate Emergency Operations plans, procedures, resource documents, forms, lists and approval workflow.
Assists in the system administration and maintenance of technical resources and applications to support information sharing.
2. With general direction, participates in the development, analysis, planning, administration, and communication of a broad range of emergency management projects, processes, and practices.
Provides operational support for business systems including, but not limited to, researching and resolving problems.
3. Serves as a liaison with the Emergency Management team. Coordinates status updates with the Enterprise Security and Corp Emergency Management team and provides regular status reports on Corporate Emergency Management program maturity level to the senior leadership of the Operation Support organization.
4. Coordinates post-drill gap analysis and lessons learned reporting for company drills and training exercises.
Tracks the status of response resources. Serves as a member of the Corporate Emergency Management Planning Team in the CEOC reporting to the Incident Commander and/or their Deputy.
5. Oversees coordination of Corporate Security and Corporate Emergency Management policy, process and procedure updates and entry.
6. Maintains strong offsite relations with private sector, federal, state and county partners.
7. Perform emergency-event response self-assessments, conduct corrective action follow-ups, and evaluate and implement industry lessons learned. Ensure complete and timely department response to internal/external concerns.
8. Manage Corporate Emergency Management projects and programs to ensure timelines, deadlines and budget commitments are met.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United states, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.


Location-Based Role:
This position requires employees to work at the (Location), with some flexibility. Flexibility will be determined with the hired employee and leadership.  



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