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.
- Assists in the evaluation, development, maintenance and revision of comprehensive emergency management plans, in areas such as, but not limited to, all hazards mitigation, preparedness, disaster response, debris management, volunteer recruitment, recovery response, and homeland security.
- Coordinates special projects, including planning, research, presentations, and evaluations as assigned.
- Participates in the development, update and maintenance of the County’s All Hazard Emergency Operation Plan, annexes and procedures, and provides technical assistance to other staff members, agencies, organizations and jurisdictions, including conducting hazard/risk analysis, and assisting in development of emergency response plans for County departments.
- Assists in developing and planning tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises.
- Provides assistance and coordination for the integration between and among local, state and federal agencies and other organizations and groups as may be required, including providing specific recommendations for planning of OEM projects.
- Participates in obtaining, documenting, organizing, analyzing a wide variety of data, planning guidance, operational concepts, methodologies, and strategies for accomplishing emergency management goals and objectives.
- Communicates regularly with emergency management representatives of local, state and federal agencies, the general public, and representatives of various organizations concerning emergency management issues, including assisting in the development and dissemination of public education programs, and conducting training classes or facilitated meetings to gather or disseminate data, information, or plans.
- Responds to major disasters or emergency situations requiring other emergency resources and assisting in damage assessment and recovery operations in the event of a disaster.
- Provides technical assistance with hazardous materials/chemical incidents when requested.
- Enforces all laws and ordinances pertaining to chemical emergency hazardous material inventory disclosure and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) by conducting the inspection of facilities storing, treating, or disposing of hazardous materials.
- Participates in local, state, and federal emergency management activities and training. Serves on various boards and committees representing the department and County.
- Assists in grant applications/submissions, develops specifications for purchases of equipment and services required for OEM.
- Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county management and supervisor.
- 24-hour on-call availability on a rotating basis with extended periods of work possible due to emergency situations.
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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