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Operations Officer (DHSEM #10102896+)
State of New Mexico
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San Juan County will be hosting 4 days of NFIP advanced course work.
No pre-requisites and no cost for the classes. Sign up for one or all.
11/6/18 08:00 to 17:00 G-194.1 Local Floodplain Manager Roles and Responsibilities
11/7/18 08:00 to 17:00 G-194.2 National Flood Insurance Program Rules and Regulations in Depth
11/8/18 08:00 to 17:00 G-194.3 Letters of Map Change
11/9/18 08:00 to 17:00 G-194.4 Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities
All 4 days will be at San Juan College – School of Energy – 5301 College Blvd – room 99236 – Farmington, NM 87402
The NFIP Advanced modules are very rarely available in local communities, normally held on the FEMA campus in Emmitsburg, Va.
We hope that you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to obtain free advanced training.
Registration at: https://www.preparingnewmexico.org/Schedule.aspx
You can sign up for one day or each day in the series.
We still NEED nominations for Treasurer and Vice-President. Both current officers have said they are not running again so we need people to step up for our Association. Please send your nominations to Cody Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mike Mestas (email@example.com), or John Nihart (firstname.lastname@example.org). They will confer with the nominee and the nomination MUST be accepted by the nominee to be placed on January ballot. Thank you!
This course is appropriate for all school staff, including administration, teachers, SROs, security staff, nurses, etc., as well as others interested in learning more about situational awareness.
When: Monday, November 19, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Los Alamos, NM
What: FEMA’s Site Protection Through Observational Techniques (SPOT) training
Hosted by: New Mexico Public Education Department and Los Alamos Public Schools
Register: https://www.preparingnewmexico.org/DeliveryDetails.aspx?classid=7839e2b1-3e41-4df5-9d32-3259405206d5 To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to register for a FEMA SID number (follow instructions from the page accessed through the link above). Occupancy is limited, so register soon!
Public safety personnel or other school personnel who have extensive contact with our students are in the best position to identify unusual packages, suspicious substances, and people who are acting suspiciously. However, they need to acquire skills in what to look for and how to respond skills that can be acquired through rigorous emergency planning, regular emergency testing and drills, and extensive training. Specifically, school personnel must engage in the four activities included in the ongoing screening process: assessing, identifying, evaluating, and acting.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are supporting several major initiatives to improve the capability of agencies to respond to terrorist incidents. This Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT) course is one of those major initiatives. It is designed to provide awareness-level training to public safety and school personnel.
During this course, participants will be provided with an overview of security operations that can be used to protect assets (i.e., schools and students) from terrorist acts. Participants will be able to incorporate the four elements of SPOT, including assessment, identification, evaluation, and action, into their standard practices.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Under general direction of the OEM Supervisor, assists in developing, managing, and administering the operations of the office and assists in coordinating the emergency operation plans and implements emergency action and response procedures for Doña Ana County.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Perform other related duties as assigned.
A. Education. Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a directly related field.
B. Experience. Four (4) years of experience in the emergency management field performing tasks such as developing/maintaining hazard assessment plans; training on emergency management topics; and responding to natural and man-made hazardous incidents. One year of related work experience in research, planning, public information, or resource management actual applied experience including any combination of the above is preferred.
C. Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County policy.
D. Licenses/Certifications. Valid Class-D Driver’s License; Certification as an Emergency Manager within one year of hire. FEMA and NIMS certification courses as outlined by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) and Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) guidelines. Fire Inspector I certification within one year of hire. Fire Instructor I certification within one year of hire.
E. Other. Background and driver’s license check. Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) within one year of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
KNOWLEDGE: Planning methods and techniques, plan formulation, coordination techniques, and planning implementation strategies. Methods and techniques used in fact finding, analysis and interpretation of basic information, and projection of these facts into comprehensive plans, programs, and recommendations to meet future needs.
SKILLS: Experience with the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System is required. Good presentation skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees, and elected officials.
ABILITIES: Use a wide range of computer programs that include MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access. Must be self-motivated, reliable and have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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