WVEMD is Hiring!


​​​​​​​​Careers that make a difference

The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) seeks exceptional men and women to join our team and help the agency manage disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts throughout the state by coordinating with all responsible government agencies.

The division contains multiple branches that work seamlessly together to achieve WVEMD's overall mission. In addition to these branches and the Watch Center, which is staffed 24/7, the division operates the State’s Emergency Operations Center when the Governor orders an activation.

During activation, WVEMD coordinates resources and support as requested by local emergency management agencies who administer direct assistance to citizens.

All applicants must pass a criminal background screening and submit a West Virginia ​Division of Personnel Application

WVEMD is seeking candidates for the following positions:


Using a statewide credit card and direct billing, purchases supplies needed for repair and maintenance of the statewide flood warning system and State Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN).

Communicates with the flood warning and SIRN technicians using the statewide interoperable radio system and cell phones as they travel throughout the state. For safety reasons, monitors the locations of the flood warning service vehicles as they travel throughout the state.

Reviews and approves travel, and expense forms through the state's oasis system. Reviews and approves requested money for travel. Coordinate delivery of flood recovery supplies with the West Virginia National Guard, other state agencies and federal agencies during emergencies.

Using computer software, analyzes reports from sites as the flood warning technicians work throughout the state.

Salary:         $36,000 - $41,000


Performs complex professional account​ing, financial management, budgeting and grants management work in the Emergency Management Division. Duties involve professional accounting and financial management work in the areas of general accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, budget preparation and execution, grants financial management, financial transaction review and approva​l and the monitoring of cash balances and budget balances. The work involves the application of generally accepted accounting principles in the maintenance of accounting journals, general ledgers, recapitulation and analysis of financial transactions, accounts and financial reports in order to control and account for federal and state funds. Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, office of management and budget (OMB) circulars, and all applicable federal and state laws and guidelines. Assists EM Financial Manager in the drawdown of federal funds, financial transaction review and approval, maintaining accounting ledgers, agency appropriation request and expenditure schedule, and during federal and state audits. Trains and leads lower-level accountants and accounting technician employees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary:         $32,000 - $57,000 


Under general supervision, this position performs technical work on the statewide interoperable radio network (SIRN) installing, implementing, and maintaining multiple platforms and applications associated with the SIRN's radio frequency, IP/TDM radio/microwave and other equipment. This position will also perform technical assistance with activating and managing subscriber units on the SIRN's P25 trunked radio system/network.

This position will file, manage, and maintain all necessary applications and reports associated with the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) for the SIRN and/or integrated flood observing and warning system (IFLOWS) to assure compliance with all federal, state, and local rules, regulations and/or laws.

This position will primarily operate in Pocahontas, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Monroe, and Summers counties, but may be assigned to other areas as needed.

Salary:         $39,000 - $50,000 


Under direct supervision, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, install and test equipment integral to the State of West Virginia's integrated flood observing and warning system (IFlows) throughout an assigned area.

Maintain, troubleshoot, repair, install, program and test data transmitters and scientific sensors and inspect and maintain meteorological stations. Will be responsible for daily paperwork to include timesheets and verification of work performed.

Salary:          $30,000 - $35,000


This is responsible administrative support work in the Public Assistance Grants Program in the Emergency Management Division. Performs complex administrative support duties relating to grant program reporting, fiscal/program management records reconciliation and subgrant application processing. Assists the public assistance grants manager in the collection and analysis of statistical data for grant program and subgrantee performance review.

Full time, ​Kanawha County

Salary:     $28,000 - $38,000​​


This position prepares and reviews grant applications and ensures regulations are followed. Assists disaster grant applicants with program delivery through FEMA's web-based portal. Reviews vendor invoices and reimbursement requests, prepares final grants award packages, negotiates terms and conditions of grants awards including project plans and cost estimates.

Monitors post-award compliance with contract procurement, environmental, historic preservation, and insurance requirements and scope of work changes. Performs related work as required. 

​Full-time, Kanawha County.

​​​Salary:                    $44,000.00 - $56,000.00


DUTIES: Performs specialized communications work involving the receipt, analysis and reporting of information and notifications within the centralized Watch Center of the Emergency Management Division.

The Watch Center is staffed 24/7/365. Monitors emergency/tip-lines, radio frequencies and various data collection systems in order to provide first-line, proactive awareness of on-going events. Receives and reviews time-critical information and notifications in order to provide early warning, response and recovery information and guidance. Work involves obtaining, analyzing, prioritizing, recording, and reporting incoming data and notifications and communicating relevant information to applicable individuals and organizations including federal, state, county and local agencies. ​​

All applicants must complete and submit a West Virginia Division of Personnel Application.

Send West Virginia Division of Personnel Application to:

Melanie Thomas

WV Emergency Management Division

2403 Fairlawn Avenue

Dunbar, WV 25064

Please include posting number on application. ​

Contact Information

Melanie Thomas, Manager of Employee Engagement at melanie.k.thomas@wv.gov