Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator

Cahuilla Band of Indians - Anza, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $57,000 - $77,000 a year
Position: Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator

Salary: DOE

Location: Cahuilla Indian Reservation, Anza, CA 92539

Reports to: Director of Public Safety

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of Public Safety, the Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator (EPPC) will support the overall planning, administration, and operation of the Preparedness Program. The incumbent will be tasked with the maintenance, revision, and oversight of key Emergency Management Plans such as the Emergency Operational Plan, Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. Additionally, the EPPC will serve as the liaison to local, state and federal agencies, and will represent the Cahuilla Band of Indians in areas of policy planning and committee participation, while working closely with key stakeholders. The Department desires candidates with supervisory experience in emergency preparedness, public health or medical/health response, as well as those with experience in the evaluation of training programs, familiarity performing grant administration, and plan review. Candidates with strong communication and leadership skills are highly desired.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in developing and implementing emergency management plans.

Assist in developing and conducting exercises and tabletop drills to determine preparedness, disaster response and recovery of key city functions in emergency response situations.

Assist in emergency response activities including developing strategic communications and messages; facilitate Emergency Operations training. Serve in the Cahuilla Band of Indians Emergency Operations Center or other locations as assigned during a disaster or other emergency.

Identify, recruit, select, and coordinate volunteers, instructors, recruiters, presenters and resource staff to support various programs; develop annual volunteer training plan. Assign, prioritize and review timely completion of duties of volunteers and interns; including the opportunity of training Tribal Members for the educational opportunity and participation as TERC members.

Promote emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation programs within the community by conducting informational presentations. Maintain the Emergency Management internal and external web pages.

Participate in community events to increase awareness of emergency preparedness and the role of emergency management.

Assist in the development and design of training programs, teach and provide training in all aspects and phases of emergency management to the local community as assigned. Assist with coordination of programs such as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Report on the process of emergency planning, and ensure that the work is organized and carried out in a manner that is consistent with the Tribe?s goals.

Maintain interagency and local emergency service agreements. Seek program funding through grant and other opportunities, and maintain documentation related to those funding streams.

Create and maintain databases to support the work of the Director of Public Safety.

Attend a variety of meetings, community events, training classes and assist in special assignments. May chair such meetings as assigned.

Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of professional level experience in emergency management and/or teaching of emergency preparedness or emergency services.

Equivalent to a Bachelor?s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in emergency management, public or business administration, or a directly related field to the core functions of this position.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver?s license.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management including the five elements of prevention, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Knowledge of emergency management and disaster preparedness programs, practices, resources, agencies, and personnel.

Knowledge of Federal and State requirements for filing, maintaining, and testing emergency operation plans.

Knowledge of Incident Command System and National Incident Management System.

Ability to effectively operate windows based computer and software applications related to assigned department/division.

Must possess, or have the ability to possess within six months of hire, first aid and CPR certifications.

Work Hours/Timeframes:
Full Time (Exempt)

Preference in employment is provided to qualified Native American applicants. After providing Native preference in employment as allowed by Federal law, Cahuilla Band of Indians strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status or any other non job-related factor.