Emergency Management Manager
Prepares the County's emergency management plans and keeps them current. Coordinates planning and exercising of plans with federal, state, and local governments and other organizations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
- Receives general supervision from the Sheriff.
- Exercises indirect supervision over volunteers and clerical staff.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.
- 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, response, contingency operation and recovery 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 the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
- Work with all local agencies and media in impending or actual disasters, and in exercises to coordinate emergency response.
- Compose correspondence, reports, project plans, news release bulletins, and other materials, and act as press information officer if needed.
- Prepare and collect reports.
- Recruit volunteer personnel; supervise and schedule work.
- Order personnel and equipment, coordinate the delivery of food, and coordinate the opening of shelters during a disaster or critical incident.
- Monitor and process accounts payable within section.
- Give presentations to community organizations.
- Prepare and revise emergency-related county resolutions and/or proclamations.
- Dispatch officers to validate reports which come into the office.
- Write and/or revise County emergency operations plan and assist schools, organizations, and industries with same.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for performance of the job.
- Emergency preparedness and response 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.
- Communicate effectively 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 Administrator, 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, staff, other criminal justice agency personnel, 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.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds.
- Three years of experience in emergency preparedness and response 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.
- Certification from the State Office of Emergency Management showing completion of Introduction to Emergency Management, Exercise Design, EOC Operations, or their equivalent.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- 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.