Posted on: November 12, 2018 • Category: (none)
Emergency Management Coordinator
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $43,000 - $55,0000
Phone 1: 5155731148
701 Central Avenue
Human Resources - 3rd Floor
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa 50501
The Webster County Emergency Management Commission is seeking a dedicated, innovative leader for the position of Emergency Management Coordinator, ready to plan, promote and advance emergency management programs throughout the county. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018. Please also respond to the five (5) supplemental questions, as required, which are found on the online application in the Webster County website. General Duty Statement The Emergency Management Coordinator contributes to the efficient and productive operation of the Webster County Emergency Management Agency by performing response, secretarial/clerical and administrative duties. The Coordinator assists in the organization of any EMA volunteer personnel and is available for 24/7 response during emergencies, exercises and periods of activation. Distinguishing Features of the Class Under the direction of the Webster County Emergency Management Commission, the Coordinator plans, organizes and directs Emergency Management programs for Webster County and all communities within. The Coordinator acts as the County’s representative on all Emergency Management matters; coordinates activities of the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) with other local agencies having Emergency Management responsibilities. Supervision Received The Emergency Management Coordinator reports to a 16 member commission. The commission is comprised of the Mayor of each municipality, or their elected representative, the Sheriff and a member of the County Board of Supervisors. The Emergency Management Commission is authorized by Iowa Code 29C and Iowa Administrative Code 605-7. Supervision Exercised None Competencies • Demonstrates knowledge of local, state and feral laws and regulations pertaining to Emergency Management and emergency planning. • Demonstrates knowledge of communication systems, frequencies and equipment capabilities. • Demonstrates office management, procedures and organizational skills. • Demonstrates knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices. • Demonstrates the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. • Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials and the general public. • Demonstrates the ability to prepare accurate reports. • Demonstrates the ability to write plans and direct the use of resources and coordinate emergency operations under extraordinary circumstances. • Exercises good judgement in evaluating situations and making decision. Essential Functions • Operate as the primary emergency responder for Webster County Emergency Management. • Responsible for maintaining agency owned equipment including, but not limited to, vehicle and radio equipment. • Coordinate the development and maintenance of plans, policies and procedures to address numerous hazards that may potentially impact the county. Primary planning focal points include hazardous materials, severe weather, flooding and threats to public safety. • Coordinate disaster and emergency planning activities for political subdivisions in Webster County. • Coordinate operations during disaster/emergency conditions. • Review operations, recovery, mitigation plans and make updates and changes. • Conduct exercises and complete exercise reports. • Conduct facility safety assessments at the request of community organizations and school districts. • Act as County Homeland Security Coordinator and point of contact with State Emergency Management. • Respond to disaster or emergency incidents 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. • Prepare and implement departmental budget. Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. • Operate a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verify accuracy of entered data and make corrections; utilize word processing, spreadsheet, database or other software. • Communicate with the county and municipal officials, employees, volunteers, public safety agencies, medical providers, government agencies, community organizations, local businesses, the public, the media, outside agencies and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice. • Report quarterly and financial reports to the state for EMPG grant funding. • Report and help support local grants for first responders, including but not limited to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and Bulletproof Vest Partnership. • Attend and seek continuing education and professional development at meetings, schools and seminars. • Maintain annual State of Iowa County Emergency Management Commission Compliance Standards as stated in Iowa Code 29C and State of Iowa Administrative rules 605-7. Requirements -Have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university and have two years of responsible experience in emergency management, public or business administration, public relations, military preparedness or related work; OR -Have an equivalent combination of experience and education, substituting 30 semester hours of graduate study for each year of the required work experience to a maximum of two years; or have an equivalent combination of experience and education, substituting one year of experience in the aforementioned areas for each year of college to a maximum of four years; OR -Be an employee with current continuous experience in the state classified service that includes the equivalent of 18 months of full-time experience as an emergency management operations officer; OR -Be an employee with current continuous experience in the state classified service that includes the equivalent of 36 months of full-time experience as a local emergency management assistant.
Individuals interested in applying for the Emergency Management Coordinator position, must complete the online application that is found at the Webster County website (http://www.webstercountyia.org). Click on the Human Resources tab and Employment Opportunities tab.