Franklin County Emergency Management Agency

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Emergency Management Employment & Career Building Opportunities


You can make a difference in your community by starting your career in emergency management. Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is currently seeking applications for emergency management personnel. You will have the opportunity to train and learn to be an emergency manager, assist in the development of emergency plans, interact and help prepare your friends and neighbors for emergencies at local events, and assist Franklin County in the preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery of emergency events. If your ready for this new and exciting challenge in your life then request your application today!

Immediate Openings:

Office of the Director:
Information Technology Specialist (Non-Compensated Position)
Emergency Management Specialist (Non-Compensated Position)

Bureau of Operations:
Operations Specialist (Non-Compensated Position)
Canine Handler (Non-Compensated Position - Canine Required)
Communications Specialist (Non-Compensated Position)
Communications Specialist (RACES - Non-Compensated Position)

Bureau of Emergency Preparedness:
Emergency Preparedness Specialist (Non-Compensated Position)


Effective December 1st, 2010, it shall be the policy of Franklin County Emergency Management Agency for all new applicants to provide proof of successful completion for all courses listed in the section below. Certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency is required. Copies of certification shall be provided by the applicant during application/resume submission. This policy ensures compliance with the National Incident Management System.

Pre-Application Required Training Courses
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command Systems (
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents (
IS-700.a - National Incident Management System, An Introduction (
IS-701.a - NIMS Multi-agency Coordination System (MACS) (
IS-702.a - NIMS Public Information Systems (
IS-703.a - NIMS Resource Management Course (
IS-704.a - NIMS Communications and Information Management (
IS-800.b - National Response Framework (

For more information or to request an application contact:

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency·
Office of the Director
202 W. Main Street·
Benton, Illinois 62812
(618) 439-4EMA

E-mail your request for an application to:· This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to the concept of equal opportunity. The agency will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or marital status, or against any qualified individual with disabilities, in its employment practices, and the treatment of employees. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this rule, the agency will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Director Ryan M. Buckingham, at (618) 439-4EMA; or by mail at 202 W. Main Street, Benton, IL 62812-1300; or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .