Emergency Management Coordinator

Martin County Board of County Commissioners - Stuart, FL

Subject to funding; starting after October 1

Under the direction of the Emergency Management Director or designee, this individual performs all work as it relates to all phases of emergency management planning, preparedness, operations, mitigation and recovery. Performs skilled professional work developing, planning, and administering emergency management projects which are complex in nature and/or large in scope. Responsible for planning and coordination of key operational emergency management documents, including writing, developing, and maintaining plans, policies, and procedures, to ensure the efficient operation of the Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Operations Center. May supervise staff during times of activation.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA's
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

Directs and conducts studies, research and analysis of hazard vulnerabilities and impacts in such areas as potential loss of life, property damages, continuity of government, and disaster recovery.

Develops and maintains the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, integrating requirements of and ensuring consistency with federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements and planning considerations.

Maintains necessary documentation to complete and continue standards as possessed by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

Provides technical and advisory assistance to governmental departments, boards and agencies and private agencies in development and preparation of disaster preparedness, continuity and recovery planning.

Develops and maintains coordination and online information management and sharing systems.

Provides necessary information to support multi-year grant requirements.

Utilizes geographic information systems to map and display hazard data and maintains the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS), developing and maintaining the plan and coordinating county-wide mitigation initiatives.

Assists in managing recovery efforts including coordination with Federal and State agencies, as well local stakeholders.

Responds to the public at large regarding disaster planning matters to include hurricane, tornadoes, flooding, other severe weather, hazardous materials incidents, and other potentials for disasters within the community.

Coordinates, conducts and participates in emergency preparedness conferences, meetings, workshops and classes with local, regional, state, federal and private sector agencies.

Develops information to support federal and state grants and prepares applications and submittal packages.

Accurately and clearly conveys directives, assignments, instructions and other information from management to staff as directed.

Leads and/or participates in public outreach events in increase the readiness of residents and visitors and works towards building a culture of preparedness in Martin County.

Develops and leads trainings to promote awareness and understanding of the plans, policies, procedures, and systems of the emergency management agency.

Part of the team responsible for the community's all-hazards emergency management preparedness, planning, response, recovery, and mitigation initiatives.

In the event of an emergency, will serve within the County Emergency Operations Center.

(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Knowledge of National Preparedness Framework and application of the program.

Knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local emergency management preparedness programs.

Knowledge of Florida Statute 252 and its impact on local emergency management programs.

Knowledge of research and report writing techniques.

Knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures.

Knowledge of the principles of personnel management.

Knowledge of the principles and practices related to disaster preparedness programs.

Knowledge of federal and state disaster assistance programs and processes for access to those resources.

Knowledge of economics, sociology and group dynamics as applied to emergency planning.

Knowledge of state and federal contract administration requirements.

Knowledge of principles of meteorology, hydrology and architecture as applied to emergency planning.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software, including word processing, data processing software, and the Internet.

Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Ability to direct and participate in complex planning studies and to analyze information and formulate conclusions and recommendations based upon such studies.

Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations.

Ability to monitor contracts and grants.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to present information to community groups.

Ability to establish effective working relationships.

Ability to conduct research and prepare reports based on finding.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to interpret policies and procedures.

Ability to analyze operations and recommend procedures to improve performance.

Ability to write effectively.

Education and Experience
Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety Administration, Public Administration, or similar discipline and three (3) years of professional contingency or emergency planning experience.

Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.

Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License

Possession of National Incident Management Courses required by Department of Homeland Security for Emergency Management personnel (IS-100,200,700, 800 required; G(I)- 300,400 preferred).

Possession of Emergency Management Institute Professional Development Series for Emergency Management personnel, or comparable courses and certifications.

Possession of Florida Emergency Preparedness Association's Florida Professional Emergency Manager designation preferred.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed primarily indoors.
Work on occasion will include after-hours/weekends, to conduct public outreach, training, or due to an emergency situation.
Required to remain at the Emergency Operations Center during activations, as directed.
Work on occasion, may be performed in potentially hazardous conditions.
Involves frequent interaction with people.