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Director of Emergency Mgmt and Recovery

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$37.96 $53.14 $6,579.61 $9,210.76 $78,955.00 $110,537.00


Plans, organizes and directs the Emergency Management programs for the County. Coordinates planning and exercising of plans with federal, state, and local governments and other organizations.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time
  • Receive general supervision from the County Manager.
  • Coordinate activities with volunteers, clerical staff, and County Emergency Support Function personnel when the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated.
  • Develop and implement long- and short-range emergency management programs.
  • Coordinate activities of a number of large and diverse agencies and organizations.
  • Prepare and coordinate comprehensive all-hazard disaster plans for the county, to include risk assessments, risk analysis, mitigation, contingency, recovery, and continuity of operations plans.
  • Serve as liaison and resource person to other municipal, county and state personnel, the Northeast Colorado
    Homeland Security region, and to the general public.
  • Write and assist in exercises for Larimer County.
  • Work with all local agencies and media in impending or actual disasters, and in exercises to coordinate emergency response and recovery. Coordinate community resources, report activities and conditions accordingly and requests assistance as needed. Coordinate damage assessment activities and reports accordingly.
  • Compose correspondence, reports, project plans, news release bulletins, and other materials, and act as press information officer if needed; keep the County Manager, County Commissioners and necessary parties fully informed of all Emergency Management matters.
  • Prepare and distribute disaster preparedness material to citizens with intent of offering appropriate means of
  • Prepare and collect reports.
  • Recruit volunteer personnel; supervise and schedule work.
  • Monitor and manage applicable budgetary requirements. Prepare and submit annual and/or periodic budget, as necessary.
  • Ensure proper completion of funding documents as applicable.
  • Give presentations to community organizations.
  • Prepare and revise emergency-related county resolutions and/or proclamations.
  • Establish and maintain County policies and communication procedures related to Emergency Management.
  • Write and/or revise County emergency operations plan and assist schools, organizations, and industries with
    emergency operations plans. Ensure adequate disaster alerting, warning and in-place sheltering procedures are developed, implemented and exercised.
  • Act as County representative in dealing with other governmental and private organizations.
  • Assist in compiling data for budget.
  • Plan and organize seminars, workshops, and training in the emergency management field for County personnel and the public.
  • Participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities.
  • Write and review grant proposals.
  • Coordinate training of participants for County Wide Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and conduct exercises with EOC participants so Emergency Support Function leads stay proficient.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Know the Incident Command System and have prior experience with ICS & NIMS.
  • Emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning and operations.
  • Potential impact, threats, and effects of natural and man-made disasters.
  • Operational characteristics and applicable procedures of communications systems.
  • Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers, and computers.
  • Interact with all County departments, volunteer organizations, and public and private sectors.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely orally, in writing, and via various forms of electronic media.
  • Use office automation systems, including basic proficiency with computer applications such as e-mail, word processor, spreadsheet and database look-up and/or entry.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with County Manager, Commissioners, department heads, state and
    federal organizations, general public, and industries.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with a diverse population to include the public, other agencies, and county government staff.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds.


  • Three years of experience in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery operations and planning or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by specialized training in Emergency Management training courses. The equivalent would be one year of directly related experience to one year of a degree.
  • Successful applicant is preferred to have FEMA Professional Development Series classes, FEMA Advanced
    Professional Development Series classes, ICS, NIMS, and /or other similar coursework.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have acceptable eyesight to perform computer duties and drive a vehicle.
  • Must have appropriate voice skills to be clearly understood on the telephone and in public contacts.
  • Must have acceptable hearing to hear well on the telephone and in public contacts.
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • May be required to stoop, bend, stretch, twist, reach, kneel, squat, and balance.
  • Must have fine and gross motor skills and use of fingers, hands, and arms to perform computer duties or operate equipment.
  • Must be capable of working under stressful situations.
  • Must have good cognitive skills and awareness of work accuracy.
  • Must have ability to concentrate on more than one task at a time and to make independent decisions.

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