PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in directing emergency management and natural disaster plans and operations for an assigned area and coordinating the operations with State and Federal Emergency Management programs.
Works under the general operational supervision of the Emergency Management Program Supervisor and the administrative supervision of the Emergency Management Director.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
In an assigned area, assists cities and towns in developing and implementing an Emergency Management Plan and other supporting plans; in some areas, develops a nuclear power plant emergency plan or a hazardous dam plan; performs hazards analysis and determines priorities; conducts research; assists towns in qualifying for federal funds; assesses capabilities and evaluates resources; coordinates mutual aid among towns; coordinates training; prepares correspondence; speaks before groups regarding emergency management; in emergencies, represents the Emergency Management Director in the assigned area; provides emergency communications between the Governor and the towns; coordinates resources and receives requests for assistance; supervises technical support staff; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of public information and/or communication methods and techniques; knowledge of planning principles and techniques; ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal statutes, laws, and regulations; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in community planning, public communications, or public information.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions, particularly in times of disasters.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group AR 25 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to update agency name)