Job Opening – Public Safety Broadband Manager


Kansas Department of Emergency Management

The Adjutant General’s Department

Topeka, KS

Requisition #189431

Closing Date: May 5, 2018      This Position is Re-opened for Application.  Prior applicants need not re-apply.

Position Summary: Position is unclassified, full-time, benefits eligible. Hourly rate of pay is $23.31. Grant funded through February, 2020.  Located in Topeka, KS

Position Description:

Project Management: Coordinates and facilitates Public Safety Broadband planning activities on behalf of the State of Kansas with public safety organizations at the local, regional, tribal, and state levels of government and FirstNet. Works with statewide interoperable executive committee, and FirstNet governing body, to develop statewide position regarding the public safety broadband network. Develops overall planning and decision documents for approval by the statewide interoperable executive committee and FirstNet governing body. Assists with the integration of public safety broadband into statewide communications interoperability plan (SCIP). Develops and manages project plans from inception through completion. Coordinates and assists with communications related exercises.

Grant Management: Assists the statewide Interoperability Coordinator in developing, managing, and executing budgets. Manages grant program to include day-to-day activities and grant activities. Works in collaboration with local, regional, state, and federal entities to ensure successful grant implementation. Researches grant funding opportunities, drafts grant applications, and manages future grant opportunities related to public safety communications interoperability at the direction of agency leadership. Provides technical assistance related to FirstNet to government officials, and interfaces with local, state, federal, private industry, and general public to provide a common understanding of strategies.

Serves as a staff duty officer (SDO) for technological hazards, on-call for one week on a rotational basis, to monitor the state’s 24-hr emergency line for all hazards notifications, May serve in a management function or support position in the State Emergency Operations Center during exercises and real-world activation´s. May deploy to an impacted jurisdiction throughout the state to provide support or technical assistance. Provides support to all programs within the Emergency Communications section as assigned.

Incumbent may be subject to call-in/call-back outside regular working hours to support state response and recovery actions, staffing the state emergency operations center, or deploy to areas impacted by an emergency or disaster.


Requires high school diploma or GED and three to five years experience in public safety. Experience in mobile telecommunications and/or land mobile radio communications preferred, as is a background in National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), Incident Command Systems (ICS) and adult training/teaching.

Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Security Clearance as a Condition of Employment .

Requires ability to establish and sustain good working relationships with a variety of individuals across all levels of government, private industry, and public.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of grant and budget development.
  • General knowledge of program/grant management
  • Ability to effectively lead discussion groups
  • Knowledge of emergency communication organizations, initiatives, and procedures both national and at the state level
  • Ability to evaluate training needs
  • Ability to become a subject matter expert in emergency communications in a reasonable period of time,
  • Ability to organize and supervise classes, conferences and meetings.
  • Present information and material in an interesting and challenging manner effectively using PowerPoint
  • Ability to plan, assign and analyze problems and select, implement and evaluate solutions.
  • Ability to operate two-way radios – 800 MHZ radios and other communications center equipment
  • Ability to apply and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

How to Apply:

1. Register by completing the online form at

2. Complete the official State of Kansas application at :

3. Submit your online application to the Adjutant General’s Department.

You may also submit a paper copy of your Employment Summary 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 to Please reference name and requisition number on all documents.

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

State of Kansas Application Form: Filled out completely.

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 website at . A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individuals account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

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

Contact Information :

Phone: 785-646-1460

Fax: 785-646-1679

Adjutant General’s Department

State Human Resource Office

2272 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66601

The Adjutant General’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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