The incumbent assists in the operation and coordination of the McKinley County Emergency Management Program through planning, training, exercises, equipment readiness, including but not limited to grant management coordinating initiatives. As needed/directed, collaborates with the management team in the creation, development, education, training, and implementation of disaster plans that are in alignment with state and other regulatory agencies.
Essential Job Functions:?The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent may not be required to perform all duties, and may be required to perform additional, position related tasks.
• Assists the Emergency Manager in the development, design, and conduct of exercises utilizing the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) framework for McKinley County and partners and stakeholders.
• Assists in the application and management of Department of Homeland Security Grants (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants (FEMA), New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) Grants and/or other emergency management related grant programs. This may include preparing applications, monitoring activity, maintaining files.
• Ensures that the revision, rewrite and/or update of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), Incident Action Plans (IAP), Planned Event Action Plans (PEAPs), OEM Standard Operating Guidelines and future documents and plans incorporate NIMS and ICS Compliance.
• Ensures that the McKinley County Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
• Serves as the Flood Plain Manager for McKinley County.
• Participates in the McKinley County Local Emergency Planning Committee and other committees as assigned.
• Provides assistance to the Emergency Manager with the maintenance and upkeep of the McKinley County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Mobile Command Unit (MCU); helps ensure all materials and supplies are available; assists in maintaining the list of trained personnel that can be called upon should the EOC and/or MCU be activated.
• Disseminates information to the general public relating all-hazard preparedness.
• Assist in the development and implementation of a county NIMS/ICS/Emergency Management training program and coordinate the implementation and tracking of the program.
• Assists in the routine maintenance and readiness of all OEM equipment.
• Will respond to disasters and emergency situations requiring EOC support or additional resources in the field. Support will also be provided to planned events with MCOEM equipment and/or subject matter expertise.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• High School diploma or GED Equivalent.
• Any combination of college education, or verified training of work experience equal to three (3) years of demonstrated Emergency Management Experience, plus
• Completion of IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 at time of hire.
• Associates or higher degree in Emergency Management or related field.
• NMCEM, PDS/APS
• Completion of FEMA Basic Academy,
• Flood Plain Management Experience,
• Planning and Public education/outreach experience,
• Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations Certificate,
• Bilingual (Navajo, Zuni, Spanish),
• Experience working in a county/local government environment,
• Experience working in a broad diverse culture
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management.
• Knowledge of grant writing, management and reporting processes.
• Knowledge of the organization and operations of local government agencies.
• Knowledge of County policies and procedures.
• Knowledge in Incident Command System (ICS) and how it pertains to Emergency Management.
• Skill in developing and maintaining hazard assessment plans.
• Skill in providing training on specified emergency management topics.
• Skill in operating a personal computer and software applications; including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite
• Skill in following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.
• Skill in working independently or as a team member.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with elected officials, County staff and the general public.
Certificates and Licenses
• Must have a valid Driver’s License or able to obtain one and be insurable for liability purposes at time of appointment.
• Complete FEMA Professional Development Series and Advanced Development Series; IS 2200; ICS 300 and 400; within in one (1) year of hire date
• Complete FEMA Independent Study courses related to floodplain management within one (1) year of hire and develop a training plan with the Emergency Manager for attending additional floodplain management courses.
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