Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Company: Brazoria County
Location: Angleton , TX
Category: Professional, Administrative / Clerical, General
Job Type: Part Time
Pay Amount: $27.69 to $33.07 / Hour
Posted: 5/6/2020
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description

Under limited supervision, implements plans within the County's Emergency Management Department; prepares the County and its residents for the impact of multiple disaster scenarios.


Example of Duties

  • Administers Texas Government Code, Chapter 418: Emergency Management, by designation from the chief administrative officer of the political subdivision.
  • Assists in maintaining the County's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).  Drafts and revises standard operating guidelines and other related documents.  Deliberates with business and governmental representatives to assist in local emergency planning efforts.
  • Meets with and develops partnerships with various entities within the County to strengthen the Department's emergency operations capability.
  • Interacts with the public via phone or in-person and/or in large groups representing emergency planning for the County; serves as liaison between the County and associate cities and State Emergency Management organization, organized emergency volunteer groups and private agencies.
  • Maintains an awareness of the potential and/or actual emergency events within the County.
  • Deploys to emergency locations as necessary.
  • Meets and/or provides training to various individuals or groups.
  • Serves in the absence of the Emergency Management Coordinator.
  • Accomplishes multiple Emergency Management Performance Grant requirements.
  • Attends various training seminar and workshops to maintain professional development.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Keeps elected officials informed of the County preparedness status, anticipated needs and various issues that affect the County; works closely with the County Judge, mayors and law enforcement officials on emergency management issues.
  • Assists in grant writing; assists in the annual budget process; prepares and maintains a resource inventory.
  • Maintains, operates, activates and supports the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC); assists in providing warning and survival information to communities before, during, and after community emergencies.
  • Directs activities of headquarters, technical, clerical and administrative staff and assigns duties to paid and volunteer workers during simulated or actual emergencies.
  • Assists law enforcement, fire departments, regulatory agencies and industrial plants during major weather incidents, explosions, fires, gas releases and in cases of hazardous material incidents in the County as needed.
  • Assists the County Health Department in Bioterrorism preparation and weapons of mass destruction plans.
  • Assists the region and County with conducting threat and risk assessments.  Uses this information to draft the County's Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of annual simulated incident drills, and reports outcomes of drills, as well as real incidents, to appropriate State regulatory agency.
  • Assists in planning the annual Hurricane Seminar and maintenance planning for State mandated Hazard Mitigation Plan.
  • Receives calls from citizens and agencies throughout the County, and routes calls to appropriate agency as required.
  • Remains on call 24 hours a day.

 

Brazoria County is a local government entity that offers competitive salaries with an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Government Pension through TCDRS with 7% fixed interest and a county match of 2:1 at retirement; we do not pay into Social Security but instead contribute to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan as an additional savings for retirement (AUL).
  • Reasonable medical/dental health insurance (Aetna) for employees and dependent coverage rates.
  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plans including- Aflac, Humana and others; free LTD; free Life Insurance coverage 3x annual salary with a cap of $150K; with AD&D.
    Free employee health clinic, EAP; 14 paid holidays, vacation and sick benefits, free telemedicine services.
  • At retirement, a free paid up $50K Life Insurance policy; a 401h retiree medical reimbursement plan.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Experience and Training Guidelines:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; AND eight years of direct experience in emergency management; OR a degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Industrial Safety, Business Management, Planning or a directly related field, and/or four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in the emergency management, strategic planning, research, project management, policy research, and program development  License & Certifications requirements located below are mandatory prerequisites to apply for this position. 


Knowledge of:

  • State and federal laws, rules and regulations governing emergency management.
  • Code of federal regulations.
  • Texas government and criminal codes.
  • Local government codes.
  • Fire protection and engineering principles and practices.
  • Hazardous materials management.
  • Crises management and emergency response principles and practices.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Department policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management.
  • Principles and practices of effective employee training.
  • Principles and practice of project management.
  • Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS)

 
Skills in:

  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, elected officials, local/state/federal officials, hospitals, police and fire departments, private businesses, civic groups, volunteer organizations and the general public.
  • Using initiative, discretion and decision making within established procedures, guidelines and rules.
  • Defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Working effectively within strict time frames and under pressure. Use of sound judgment and maintain composure under emergency operations.
  • Driving a county truck and towing trailers.
  • Providing effective customer service.
  • Operating a personal computer and various software applications.


LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • NIMS and ICS Advanced Instructor certification.
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness.
  • Valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Must Pass Criminal Background Check and Drug Test prior to employment.


Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work is performed both in an office and outdoor work environment.
  • May be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, potential physical harm, hazardous chemicals and infectious diseases.
  • May be required to climb ladders and work at high locations.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
LOCATION:
111 East Magnolia Street
Angleton, TX
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