Assistant Emergency Manager
The Assistant Emergency Manager works with the Emergency Management Coordinator in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Emergency Management Division. Interacts with various groups and agencies in emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs. Plans, conducts and presents public education programs and disaster training courses. Assists in the development of grant requests and completes grant billings. Assists with Emergency Operations during times of activation and may serve as duty officer on a rotating basis.
EXAMPLES OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:
- Acts as a liaison with other municipalities, county, state, federal and other emergency management organizations.
- Acts as a liaison with volunteer emergency management related groups
- Assist in maintaining and managing a functioning emergency operations center.
- Responds to emergencies and disasters as needed.
- Assist in reviewing, changing and/or developing current and new plans and procedures as needed.
- Organizes disaster drills and exercises. Reviews results and makes improvements.
- Conducts training and public information presentations for city employees and general population.
- Attend local, state, and federally sponsored meetings, conferences, and workshops, in the field of emergency management and public safety. Attend state and/or federal professional development courses in emergency management and public safety.
- Serves as municipal representative for various federal, state and countywide emergency management meetings.
- Prepare and submits grants for the purpose of securing state or federal money, equipment, etc. to meet the municipalities emergency preparedness needs.
- Assists city departments with emergency and disaster plans and procedures.
- Keeps up to date with emergency management issues and provides information to city departments as required.
- Assists in the development and management of emergency plans for natural and man-made disasters to comply with local, state and federal legal requirements.
- Assists in developing the budget.
- Assists in the application process of available grants to support emergency management programs. Receives and responds to grant requests and submittals as directed. Coordinates and prepares data for grants.
- Develops, delivers and evaluates effectiveness of emergency/disaster response training and/or public education activities. Identifies opportunities for improving public education and involvement, service delivery methods and procedures.
- Participates in operations during emergency situations in the activated Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and/or in the field as needed. May be required to work on rotating shift to cover 24 hours a day for extended periods.
- Provides administrative support as required for the Emergency Management Coordinator; assists contractors/consultants, staff, interns and volunteers.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteers, presenters and resource staff to support various programs; develop annual volunteer training plan.
- Assists with records management.
- Answers inquiries and provides preparedness and event information or advice to assist the public, employees of state, local and federal agencies.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contact a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing emergency management.
- Knowledge of emergency and/or disaster planning principles and practices.
- Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
- Skill in managing and coordinating disaster recovery operations.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in the use of a computer and related software.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to analyze information under emergency operating conditions and directing the course of action to be taken. Plan, initiate, and carry out long-term training programs for the City of Mansfield.
- Able to take effective action in emergency situations.
- Cooperate with other Department heads, other employees of the City and the general public.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Texas Class “C” driver’s license.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or a graduating senior with a major in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Public Administration or a related field.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Certification as an Emergency Manager is preferred.
- ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:
- Occasionally work in an out-of-door environment subject to extreme temperatures and inclement weather, and intermittent exposure to dust, fumes and loud noise intensity.
- Maintain physical activity over prolonged periods of time including standing, walking, kneeling and stooping in awkward positions, and moving/lifting heavy objects up to 100 pounds
- The physical activity of this position
- Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
- Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
- Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
- Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
- Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
- Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
- Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- The physical requirements of this position
- Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
- The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
- The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
- The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures
- The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
- The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
- The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
- The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
- The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
- The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
- The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
- The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
- The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
The City of Mansfield complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and it is our policy to ensure that no person is discriminated against based on their disability. The City of Mansfield offers equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals and strictly prohibits the discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. The City of Mansfield shall provide reasonable accommodates to applicants and employees who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential job duties when doing so does not create an undue hardship for the city.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Mansfield provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. The City of Mansfield is mandated by federal law to provide a drug-free working environment for the safety of its employees and the public. All employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer employment drug test and /or physical.
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