The fundamental reason this classification exists is to plan, coordinate, develop, and administer a city-county wide emergency management department. Essential functions are: administers grants and funds; serves as coordinator and director for receiving and distribution of drug cache; establishes and directs an Emergency Operations Center; composes and updates operations plans; conducts hazard vulnerability assessments; directs all disaster relief efforts; oversees the establishment and/or maintenance of office activities and records; and supervises personnel. General supervision is received from the Director of Public Safety.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related degree and three years of experience in the administration of government or military disaster and emergency plans to include two years supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Emergency management experience must include administering emergency operations plans, and/or managing an emergency operations center. Experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the
requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must currently hold or be able to obtain an Advanced Emergency Manager certification from the State of Alabama within one year of hire. Must live within a response time of thirty (30) minutes to the Emergency Management Operations Center. Must have and maintain a valid Alabama Driver's License.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be willing to be on call 24-hours a day in order to respond to natural disasters or hazards. Must be willing to attend training out-of-town which requires overnight stays.