Emergency Management Officer

General summary

This is a vocational-level position responsible for a variety of emergency management related duties within a designated area of responsibility. This may include assisting with exercises; operating and monitoring a variety of emergency communication equipment (e.g., computers, radios, National Warning and Alert System phones, Emergency Alert, multi-line phones, etc.); and contacting multiple state and local emergency managers to gather and provide emergency incident or disaster information. While there are procedures in place that help guide the actions of employees at this level, judgment is required to determine the appropriate communication methods, and priority of situations/incidents.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of the phases of emergency management and their relevance to public safety. Knowledge of the policies, regulations, guides, and precedents pertinent to the assigned emergency management phase(s). Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Skill in managing and resolving conflict in high intensity situations.  Ability to gather, correlate, summarize, interpret, and report a variety of technical information and data. Ability to analyze implications, identify trends, and apply conclusions to complex problems. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid vehicle operator’s license. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays when required to respond to disaster/emergency situations.

Typical qualifications

1-2 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade